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December 20, 2018

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

Pernod Ricard has defended its “strong family values” against criticism from activist fund Elliott Management over shareholder returns and governance.

The world's second-largest wine and spirits group has came under fire from US billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott, which has built up a stake worth about €1 billion ($1.13 billion) equivalent to about a 2.5% stake in the company controlled by the third generation Ricard family

December 9, 2011

The Walton family, which controls supermarket giant Walmart, intends to sell more than 70 million shares, equivalent to about 2% of the family business.

The Walton family, which controls supermarket giant Walmart, intends to sell more than 70 million shares, equivalent to about 2% of the family business.

Walton Entreprise, controlled by Rob Walton, Alice Walton, Jim Walton and the John Walton Estate Trust, will register for sale 70,615,608 of the company’s shares, Walmart said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

March 2, 2010

Oualcomm, the family-controlled communications company, announced yesterday it plans to buy back up to $3 billion of its shares whilst also increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 12%.

Oualcomm, the family-controlled communications company, announced yesterday it plans to buy back up to $3 billion of its shares whilst also increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 12%.

The stock buyback programme replaces a $2 billion stock repurchase that recently completed with a $1.7 billion uptake, the company said in a statement. The quarterly dividend will increase from $0.17 to $0.19 per share of common stock.

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