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Shareholders veto General Issue Mandate at Techtronic (0669)
Company announcement, 18-May-2018
In a rare victory, outside shareholders overcome management's support for their own mandate. Although the basic issue mandate was restricted to 5% for cash placings at a 5% discount, the opposition was likely due to the seeking of an extension of the mandate to cover repurchased shares, giving management the ability to allot up to 15% in total. Outsiders also almost unseated INED Christopher Langley, who was re-elected by 53%:47%. He's been an INED for 17 years and clearly doesn't have a mandate from independent shareholders.