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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Reminders of spring

Coupled with this morning's wet, slushy snow, the Times' article on Saturday about the shareholder proposals that nuns are preparing for shareholder meetings serves as a reminder that spring -- and the shareholder-meeting season -- is around the corner. This time I'm going to keep a closer eye out for reports of shareholder meetings in Germany, where attendance at the meetings of the biggest companies can reach phenomenal numbers (in the 10,000s). What a contrast with the U.S. (with the lone exception, to my knowledge, of Warren Buffett's meetings).
Leslie Wayne, "Shareholders Who Answer to a Higher C.E.O," New York Times, 2/19/05, B: 1-2.

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