• Shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis dies at 89

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The brash shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis, who owned stock in more than 80 public companies and rarely failed to make her presence known at corporate-investor meetings, has died. She was 89.
    For decades, Davis was notorious among executives at blue-chip companies for raising a ruckus at annual meetings, sometimes turning the typically staid affairs into yelling matches.
    Simultaneously confrontational and flirty, she would demand that a CEO resign, while letting on that she found the executive to be attractive.
    Davis relished attention, good or bad.
    "There's no other woman...
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  • Evelyn Davis, known as corporate gadfly, dies at 89

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    Evelyn Davis, who became known as a corporate gadfly for her attendance and relentless questioning of top executives at scores of U.S. annual shareholder meetings over a period of decades, has died at age 89.
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  • Shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis dies at 89

    9 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The brash shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis, who owned stock in more than 80 public companies and rarely failed to make her presence known at corporate-investor meetings, has died. She was 89.
    Davis attended shareholders meetings religiously for decades. She fought for lower CEO pay, more disclosure on political spending and a multitude of other shareholder causes.
    She was just as likely to compliment a CEO on his good looks as to berate him, and many knew her by name.
    She wore a bathing suit to the General Motors meeting in 1970, donned hot pants at a different one, and...
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