This list chronologically tracks shareholder meetings of public companies in the period from January 1 until March 31, 2013.
Here is a list of AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time and any relevant media coverage.
Here are some interesting AGM exchanges from public company AGMS.
Below is a package of favourite AGM highlights since we launched The Mayne Report in 2007. They are largely snappy 2-3 minute affairs and well worth a listen.
Here are a few of our favourite sledges from AGMs over the past decade.
Here is a list of AGMs we've attended so far in 2010, plus links to the reports and audio where available. Check all our mutliple AGM battles, our favorite audio from past encounters and the top 12 AGMs from 2009. Moreover, have a look at the 2010 AGM mini season diary.
Below is a collection of transcripts of our questions and responses about gender diversity on Australian public company boards.
Women only represent 10% of directors on major public company boards in Australia. This is a disgrace and here are the audio files, links and transcripts where we've raised the issue.
Here are the lists of the AGMs we've attended since 1998.
Here is a partial transcript related to Middle Eastern coverage from the Fairfax Media AGM held in Melbourne on November 10, 2010.
We've put together this package of companies where we have had more than three encounters over the years. News Corp and Macquarie are equal favorites with eight AGMs attended.
Here is a summary of 2010 in another big years for news.
We only attended 43 AGMs in 2009 including five board tilts without success. Below is a chronological list of the best 12 AGMs of 2009 based on the quality or mood of the debate.
Amidst the biggest deluge of capital raisings in Australian corporate history, we have been raising serious questions about the fairness of the system at AGMs as follows. Click on the links below.
Below is a compilation of audio files from various AGMs over the years where auditors have been asked to comment on the accounts.
Here is a package where we have debated with Bruce Teele over the years.
Here is a list of the 43 AGMs we attended in 2009, plus links to the reports and audio where available.
Here is a list of the record 66 AGMs we attended in 2008, plus links to the reports and audio where available.
We've been raising debate at AGMs for 10 years now but 2007 was our busiest ever year with 52 companies hit with questions and comments about their operations. This is how the year progressed, starting with the most recent encounters.
Here is an attempt to rank the 50 largest Australian companies for the quality and completeness of their AGM webcasting and archiving. They are ranked from best to worst.
With the world's biggest small portfolio and the luxury of our own publication, there is no problem speaking at AGMs these days. However, as a regular reporter for mainstream newspapers and someone who was almost financially ruined there were plenty of meetings over the years which I attended but didn't ask questions at. Here is a list of them, along with any relevent reports from the day.
Here is a list of some AGMs that I really regret missing over the years, with links to press reports that explain why.
We've been slowly emailing companies asking them to send through transcripts from past AGMs which has produced the following so far.
This article appeared in the Chartered Secretaries Australia magazine in 2006.
This was first published by Crikey in 2000, but has resonance today as we strive to improve public company AGMs.
Shareholder activism, and journalism for that matter, is all about trying to change outcomes for the better and this tale is one of the Mayne Report's proudest boasts, because it really does seem that we helped save the shareholders of Insurance Australia Group $300 million.
Charlie Ergen's Echostar recently sued News Corp affiliate NDS for $US1 billion alleging an incredible piracy conspiracy, but a jury recently awarded a paultry $US1500. Here are all the key documents which must have caused Rupert some sleepless nights, given the remarkable claims of espionage, deceit, theft and double-dealing.
Listed Australian asset manager HFA Holdings has agreed to pay $730 million for a US hedge fund called Lighthouse Partners such that the combined operation will look after $9 billion globally.
The ding dong struggle between Robert Reeves and his former colleagues at the ANZ bank continues.
This is the report sent to Mayne Report subscribers hours after the Timbercorp AGM finished on February 21, 2008.
This account of the Channel Ten AGM was sent to Crikey subscribers on December 5, 2001.
We're getting towards the end of our exercise in writing to companies asking for transcripts or audio files from old AGMs, so that this book project will accurately tell the tale of what happened at some 300-plus AGMs over the years. Here's a progress report thus far: