BDO Board Reflections - March 2014
As the 2014 corporate annual meeting season begins, shareholders are likely to be paying close attention to the opportunities and threats facing the companies they continue to put their faith in. After slumping through January and early February, the stock market has bounced back and is within shouting distance of new highs, but mixed economic data on hiring, exports, housing and manufacturing, coupled with worries about emerging markets are cause for potential concern. This unsettled climate should make for an interesting annual meeting season this Spring. BDO USA, LLP has compiled a list of topics that corporate management and boards of directors should be prepared to address in connection with their 2014 annual meetings.