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Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri.
Sports Direct’s Ashley Withdraws From Criticized Bonus Plan. Sports Direct International Plc said billionaire founder Mike Ashley won’t take up any shares that were due to be awarded to him in a widely criticized bonus plan that was given the go-ahead by investors this month.
After discussion with the company’s remuneration committee, Ashley informed the board he “does not wish to be awarded any shares,” Sports Direct, the U.K.’s biggest sporting-goods retailer, said in a statement today. The company’s deputy chairman doesn’t expect any other share-based incentive plan to be proposed in relation to his role, it said. Sports Direct has received opprobrium about its pay plans for 49-year-old Ashley, who owns a 58 percent stake in the retailer yet has never received a salary. The proposed bonus, the potential size of which the company has declined to disclose, was supported by 60.4 percent of shareholders on July 2, though was described as “excessively generous” by the U.K. SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL (SPD:London): CEO & Executives. As of 6:08 AM 08/6/14 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).
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