Shareholder meetings = bored meetings?

According to an article from Pioneer Press, "More companies are paying attention to director attendance at shareholder meetings. But some say the 'mundane' annual affairs don't much matter."

Should members of a company’s board of directors attend the annual shareholder meeting? It seems to me that they should, and if the meeting is mundane, shame on the company and the planner. This is the one time to connect with shareholders, and should be taken seriously by all involved—especially in this era of Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate scandals.

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