At last week’s annual meeting, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) shareholders sent a dramatic message to the board and Mark Zuckerberg when a shareholder proposal recommending an independent board chair received a 68% vote of main street and Wall Street investors. Facebook shareholders overwhelmingly support a significant change at the company. It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg and the board to plan for a transition.
The legislature recently amended Pennsylvania’s Disposition of Abandoned and Unclaimed Property law (“Unclaimed Property Law”) to include language specifying that stock, dividends, and other passive investments are not reportable to Treasury until three years after the holder has “lost contact” with the owner. Act of June 22, 2018 (P.L. __, No. 42). Effectively, the reporting requirements for these types of investment accounts are now consistent with the requirements pertaining to retirement accounts.