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June 2, 2014
17:08 EDTDRIStarboard withdraws special meeting request in letter to Darden board
Starboard Value, one of the largest shareholders of Darden Restaurants, announced that it has delivered a private letter to the Board of Directors of the company withdrawing its Special Meeting request delivered to Darden's Corporate Secretary on April 22, regarding the company's proposed separation of Red Lobster. In the letter, Starboard reiterated its disbelief that the Board committed to an irreversible, poorly structured, and clearly value destructive sale of Red Lobster prior to the Special Meeting and without requiring shareholder approval despite a clear shareholder directive to call the Special Meeting. Starboard condemned the Board for rendering the Special Meeting moot by entering into a binding contract to sell Red Lobster that does not require shareholder approval. Starboard believes that there is still substantial value to be unlocked at Darden. Starboard believes that its time is therefore better spent on the remaining opportunities to enhance shareholder value. Starboard remains committed to replacing a majority of the Board by electing a more qualified and more objective board that will commit to fairly representing shareholders, while putting in place a turnaround plan for Darden that will create substantial value.
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July 28, 2014
18:31 EDTDRIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Cognex (CGNX), up 16.4% after reporting second quarter results and third quarter revenue guidance above analyst expectations... HealthSouth (HLS), up 7.4% after reporting second quarter results and increasing fiscal 2014 EPS and Adjusted EBITDA guidance... Amkor Technology (AMKR), up 6.4%... Integrated Device (IDTI), up 7.6% after reporting first quarter results... Masco (MAS), up 4.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 4.6% following the company's announcement that chairman and CEO Clarence Otis will step down and the board will separate the chairman and CEO roles, appointing lead independent director Charles Ledsinger, Jr., as independent non-executive chairman... Arrowhead Research (ARWR), up 16.5% following positive comments made by CEO Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D. in an interview on CNBC. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Herbalife (HLF), down 11.5% after reporting disappointing second quarter results and giving guidance for the third quarter and fiscal 2014... Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP), down 9.7%... Plum Creek Timber (PCL), down 2.8%... Eastman Chemical (EMN), down fractionally after reporting quarterly results. ALSO LOWER: TCP Capital (TCPC), down 3.1% after filing to sell $5.4M shares of common stock.
16:55 EDTDRIDarden up 4.3% after announcing chairman, CEO Clarence Otis to step down
16:39 EDTDRIDarden to nominate 9 of 12 independent director candidates
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16:36 EDTDRIDarden chairman, CEO Otis to step down, board to separate roles
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10:47 EDTDRIDarden completes sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital
Darden Restaurants and Golden Gate Capital announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster business and certain other related assets and assumed liabilities for approximately $2.1B in cash. As previously announced, approximately $1.0B of the net cash proceeds are expected to be used to retire outstanding debt. The remaining net proceeds of approximately $500M-$600M are expected to be deployed for a new share repurchase program of up to $700M in fiscal 2015. "In addition to strengthening Darden's credit profile, with the lower debt levels and reduced outstanding share count, Darden expects to maintain its current quarterly dividend of 55c per share, or $2.20 annually...The completion of this transaction marks an important milestone in the actions we are taking to improve our operations, reduce costs, and focus on opportunities with the highest value-creating potential. While we still have work to do, we are making progress in our efforts to enhance performance and shareholder value," the company said.
July 24, 2014
13:45 EDTDRIStarboard files complaint to inspect Darden books
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July 23, 2014
11:38 EDTDRIBrinker retreats after analyst downgrades on industry concerns
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July 16, 2014
18:26 EDTDRIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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July 15, 2014
13:20 EDTDRIStarboard sends letter to Darden board seeking new leadership
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