It’s safe to say our nation’s foremost proxy advisors missed the TPL target by a country mile.
Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending that Texas Pacific Land Trust Shareholders Vote FOR General Don Cook
In its May 10, 2019 report, Glass Lewis concludes that: 1
“upon a full and objective review of the arguments put forward by the Dissidents and the Trust, we ultimately see a stronger case for shareholders to support the election of General Cook. While he may lack expertise in the various business activities presently occurring on TPL’s land, in our view, General Cook has much broader and more impressive experience as a board member, including service on large public and private company boards, as well as a proven track record of advocating for and practicing good corporate governance, which we believe makes him the better choice for TPL shareholders at this time.”
In its analysis, Glass Lewis further noted that
“the upcoming shareholder vote should not be construed as a referendum on whether the Trust should immediately pursue a C-Corp conversion, in our opinion. Rather, we believe this proxy contest, like most others, comes down to which nominee is better suited to serve on the board and more likely to represent and advocate for the best long-term interests and rights of all shareholders.”
The silence is deafening.