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  1. Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers' Top 10 Buys and Sells

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    Tue, 4 Jun 2013

    market presents them with. Most managements talk about improving shareholder value, but Heinz management walked the walk. Bill Johnson and his team added value through cutting costs, investing in their brands, acquiring growth platforms, spinning off underperformers

  2. Anticipation, Anticipation…

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    Fri, 22 Feb 2013

    closing, I want to express our special thanks to Heinz CEO Bill Johnson , CFO Art Winkleblack and the entire management team. At ..... shareholder value, but Heinz management walked the walk. Bill Johnson and his team added value through cutting costs, investing in their

  3. Emerging Markets Shine in Heinz's 1Q, but Developed Regions on the Right Path; Shares Fairly Valued

    Commentary

    Wed, 29 Aug 2012

    Hara, who held the top spot for the past three years. We think this move indicates the amount of dissatisfaction that CEO Bill Johnson maintains with regards to Heinz's domestic performance and the degree to which he is willing to go to drive change. Heinz

  4. Two Former Progress Energy Directors Resign from Duke Energy's Board

    Commentary

    Mon, 30 Jul 2012

    valuation impacts as the company tries to integrate Progress' operations. Baker indicated that Duke’s decision to replace Bill Johnson represented "serious issues in Duke’s corporate governance practices." Both Baker and Stone called for the remaining

  5. Duke's Lead Director Testifies About Management Shakeup

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    Fri, 20 Jul 2012

    NCUC), Duke Energy's DUK lead director Ann Gray highlighted the board's concerns about former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson 's leadership style and Progress' troubled nuclear fleet. Duke's board asked for Johnson's resignation on July 2

  6. Johnson's Turn: Duke Energy Wanted Out of Its Merger With Progress

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    Thu, 19 Jul 2012

    Former Progress Energy CEO and Chairman Bill Johnson testified on July 19 before the North Carolina Utilities Commission, or NCUC, candidly discussing his understanding and awareness

  7. Duke's Rogers Testifies, Reaffirming Our Stewardship Downgrade

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    Wed, 11 Jul 2012

    testimony before the North Carolina Utilities Commission, or NCUC, on July 10 regarding the Duke board's decision to seek CEO Bill Johnson 's resignation July 3. We believe the board's decision creates a distraction that will make merger integration even more

  8. Duke Ousts Johnson; Downgrading Stewardship Rating

    Commentary

    Mon, 9 Jul 2012

    succession uncertainty. This follows the board's decision on June 27 to finalize a contract with Progress CEO, with Chairman Bill Johnson to become Duke's new CEO, only to seek Johnson's resignation just hours after the merger closed July 2. Duke CEO Jim

  9. Heinz Looks to New Regional Head to Right its Ship in North America; Shares Fairly Valued

    Commentary

    Tue, 26 Jun 2012

    an impact on our $55 per share fair value estimate, we think this move indicates the amount of dissatisfaction that CEO Bill Johnson maintains with regards to Heinz's domestic performance and the degree to which he is willing to the drive change. Heinz

  10. Duke Overpays for Progress, but Synergies Negate Value Loss

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    Tue, 11 Jan 2011

    capstone transaction for Duke CEO Jim Rogers, who will become executive chairman and cede his CEO duties to Progress CEO Bill Johnson . Rogers led Duke to acquire Westcoast Energy in 2002 for $8.5 billion and Cinergy Corp. in 2006 for $14.6 billion

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