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November 5, 2009

The shareholders of the family-controlled Independent News and Media have rejected the attempt of dissenting shareholder Denis O’Brien to make key changes to the board.

The shareholders of the family-controlled Independent News and Media have rejected the attempt of dissenting shareholder Denis O'Brien to make key changes to the board.

O'Brien requested the extraordinary general meeting, held on 3 November, to vote on the future of the non-family chairman Dr Brian Hillery and the senior independent director Baroness Margaret Jay. Both have the backing of the controlling O'Reilly family and each kept their positions in the shareholder vote by a 65% majority.

September 29, 2009

The families behind two prominent media companies, Australia-based Fairfax Media Ltd and Independent News and Media of Ireland, have both exerted their control over the direction of the business after company disagreements.

The families behind two prominent media companies, Australia-based Fairfax Media Ltd and Independent News and Media of Ireland, have both exerted their control over the direction of the business after company disagreements.
 
Ron Walker, the non-family chairman of Fairfax Media, announced yesterday he will not stand for re-election after two board members, both of the founding Fairfax family, said they would no longer support his tenure as chairman.
 

September 25, 2009

The directors of the family-controlled Independent News & Media announced yesterday they would convene an extraordinary general meeting to vote on two of the proposals put forward by dissenting shareholder Denis O’Brien.

The directors of the family-controlled Independent News & Media announced yesterday they would convene an extraordinary general meeting to vote on two of the proposals put forward by dissenting shareholder Denis O'Brien.
 

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