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October 25, 2011

Shareholders have registered their anger at the Murdoch family's handling of the phone-hacking scandal, with the majority of non-family shareholders at News Corporation voting against the re-election of Rupert Murdoch’s sons to the board. 

Shareholders have registered their anger at the Murdoch family's handling of the phone-hacking scandal, with the majority of non-family shareholders at News Corporation voting against the re-election of Rupert Murdoch’s sons to the board.

Figures released by the family-controlled media conglomerate on 24 October show that 35% of News Corp’s shareholders voted against the re-election of James Murdoch, the company’s deputy chief operating officer, and 34% voted against Lachlan Murdoch. Fourteen percent voted against Rupert's re-election.

May 14, 2010

The Ford family, who control the US-based automaker of the same name, retained their multiple voting shares through which they control the business at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday

The Ford family, who control the US-based automaker of the same name, retained their multiple voting shares through which they control the business at the company's annual shareholder meeting yesterday.
 
The proposal to reconsider the two-tier share system was put forward by activist investor Ray Chevedden and was rejected by a 70.8% majority. This is the sixth year in which the resolution has been voted on and this year saw it gain the most support so far with 29.2%.
 

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