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September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674241

Over 10 years ago, I wrote this piece for Slate about how being named Vice Chairman of a company just might be the greatest job in business. Here’s a brief snip:

There are no magazines about vice chairmen and no suck-up profiles in Fortune about them. They don’t write advice ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674242

Quick: what do you think about when you hear the words “game changer”? We doubt that it’s a hefty bonus for tobacco industry executives.

And yet, judging by this 8-K filed by Reynolds American Inc. yesterday, that’s exactly what it is. Needless to say it was buried in a ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674243

You’ve probably already seen the news about Hertz Global Holdings finally filing its much delayed earnings. Yesterday, after the markets closed, the company filed its delayed 10-K for 2014, which included restated results for 2012 and 2013 and its first quarter 10-Q for 2015, bringing the company ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674244

By now, you’ve undoubtedly read about Sequential Brands’ offer to buy Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Rumors that a deal was in the works sent Martha Stewart stock up above $7 a share last week for the first time 2010. But when the $353 million deal was announced on Monday at ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674240

It’s been awhile since we’ve come across the type of 8-K we saw from Lithia Motors yesterday. More specifically, the type of language we saw in the filing which proffers up lifetime benefits to its soon-to-be former Executive Chairman, Sidney DeBoer.

DeBoer, who to be fair, built Lithia Motors into ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674239

Last week, Ralph Lauren Corp. announced that it had hired a new CEO, Stefan Larsson, to take over the reins from the company’s namesake, Ralph Lauren. As expected, the passing of this type of baton got lots of coverage in the media.

But far more interesting to us was ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674236

At the start of each year, we like to take a deep breath and look back on how many SEC filings were filed last year.

First, the good news: the number of filings made to the SEC actually declined slightly last year to 662,936. That’s compared with 668,635 for 2014. It’s ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674237

It’s been well-documented both here and other outlets (see this WSJ story for example) that the corporate jet is one of those perks that CEOs love more than just about anything else. And what’s not to love, given the hassles of flying commercial these days?

We thought about that when ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674238

We’re at the tail end of earnings season — the next Q deadline is on Monday, Nov. 9. What that means is that Team Footnoted has been reading an awful lot of filings. As we tweeted on Friday, 139 8-Ks and 95 10-Qs were filed after 4 pm last ...


September 18, 2016, 11:13 pm, 1674235

For someone who isn’t exactly known for talking his book, the Oracle of Omaha is sure doing a lot of that lately. How else to explain these 8 Form 4s filed since the beginning of the year? Each of the filings disclose that Buffett has been actively adding to ...