10 Things We Learned from the Microhoo Fallout - Yahoos All-in-One Board Could Spell Doom

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-05-07 Print this article Print
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9. Yahoo's All-in-One Board Could Spell Doom

If Microsoft returns to go hostile, it could be trouble. While most public companies have a staggered board, where some of the directors are up for election or re-election each year, Yahoo's whole board is up for re-election each year (this year, at the shareholders meeting July 3). If Microsoft launches a proxy fight and wins, it takes out the entire Yahoo board a day before Independence Day. How about those ironic apples?

Microsoft's decision to step away from its attempt to acquire Yahoo won't be the end of the saga. Here are some lessons learned and some speculation about the future.

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