Handling Activist Investors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Livestock

Tim McIntyre of Domino’s Pizza and Kathryn Hembree Night of CamberView Partners will give attendees at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” held May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. advice for handling activist investors and responding to shareholder resolutions. The panel, titled “Extremists in the Boardroom: Responding to Activist Investors” is sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and will be moderated by Lyle Orwig of Charleston|Orwig.

Conversation will stem around how activist groups are connecting with investment firms as well as using the shareholder resolution process to pressure consumer-facing brands into changing their policies for suppliers of milk, meat, poultry and eggs.

“We continue to see activist groups attempting to influence the policies of brands by purchasing shares themselves or reaching out to investment firms,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “It is essential for animal agriculture to understand this tactic and learn how we can help our restaurant, retail, foodservice and branded company partners respond to these pressures and make informed decisions. I personally cannot wait for this lively discussion and know it will be a highlight of the Summit.”