Tag: frequent flyers

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Director pay: how high can it go?
April 13, 2012—We’re deep in the heart of proxy season, at least for the next few weeks (the deadline for companies on a calendar year is April 30), which means that each new day brings a crop of new and exciting disclosures about those Demi-gods who either run public companies or are lucky enough to be invited […]

Fun while it lasted at MF Global…
October 31, 2011—Look: It’s Jon Corzine again! Most of the frequent flyers around here are companies, but a few are people: Martha Stewart, the late Steve Jobs, and — of course — Corzine, whose MF Global (MF) filed for bankruptcy-court protection today (and has appeared in our pages at least a half-dozen times over the years). We’ll […]

Will Steve Jobs depart empty-handed?
August 25, 2011—We’ve got a soft spot for Apple (AAPL) here at footnoted — the very first blog post Michelle wrote for the blog, almost exactly eight years ago, was about option exchange programs at Apple and other companies. So last night’s news that Steve Jobs was stepping down, for good, as chief executive of Apple, to […]

Will Steve Jobs depart empty-handed?
August 25, 2011—We’ve got a soft spot for Apple (AAPL) here at footnoted — the very first blog post Michelle wrote for the blog, almost exactly eight years ago, was about option exchange programs at Apple and other companies. So last night’s news that Steve Jobs was stepping down, for good, as chief executive of Apple, to […]

Graceland and the Heartbreak Hotel need facelifts…
June 17, 2011—Despite having some of the most popular entertainment brands out there — American Idol and So You Think You can Dance — investors in CKX (CKXE) haven’t exactly benefited from that massive popularity over the past few years. The only reason the stock has bounced up recently was its announcement last month that it has […]

A 41% raise for 33% more work at Ascent Media…
June 8, 2011—The classic image of the hard-charging American CEO is pretty well summed up by that old cliché of giving 110%. But stereotypes, of course, can be misleading. Consider William R. Fitzgerald, chairman and chief executive of Ascent Media Group (ASCMA), who has just agreed to give his company 80%. That’s 80% of his time, and […]

Chesapeake Energy or Chesapeake Air?
May 2, 2011—First, we’ll cut to the chase: Chesapeake Energy (CHK) doesn’t seem to be buying any more $12.1-million antique map collections. Despite that, there’s still plenty to see in the proxy that the company filed a few minutes before the SEC’s 5:30 p.m. filing deadline on Friday. Chesapeake, of course, is something of a frequent flier […]

Rolls Royce health-care lives on at Gannett …
February 24, 2011—The scribes, delivery drivers, press workers and others in the sprawling news and publishing empire of Gannett (GCI) have had a rough few years of it. In recent weeks alone, there have been as many as 189 unannounced job cuts at last count, on the heels of 255 in November; as many as 20,000 newspaper […]

Bear Stearns, Viacom and ghosts of the past…
February 15, 2011—Viacom (VIA), something a frequent flyer here on footnoted, has cordially invited shareholders to its annual meeting on March 16 in New York. We can’t help but notice that the date is also the third anniversary of the date that Bear Stearns & Co., tottering on the precipice, agreed to be acquired by JPMorgan Chase […]

Another kind of dough-nut at Krispy Kreme…
February 7, 2011—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) holds a special place here at footnoted, and not just because of their signature melt-in-the-mouth-sugary glazed doughnuts (sickeningly delicious as those are). The Winston-Salem, N.C., purveyor of fried dough was an early subject of these pages, and has popped up regularly since — it looks like this post will take its […]