If you are a current long-term stockholder in shares of The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX), you have certain options and you should contact the Shareholders Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.
The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain directors potentially breached their fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct in seeking shareholders’
In the Proxy Statement filed by Greenbrier Companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2012, the Board of Directors of Greenbrier Companies recommends that Greenbrier’s shareholders vote to approve amendments to Greenbrier’s 2010 Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan to (a) increase the total number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan by 1,500,000 shares, from 2,825,000 to 4,325,000 and (b) increase the dollar value of the annual automatic non-employee director restricted stock grants from $60,000 to $80,000.
According to the investigation the issuance of the additional shares could have a severe dilutive effect on the shares of Greenbrier’s common stock.
The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) reported that its Total Revenue increased from $756.28 million for the 12 months period that ended on August 31, 2010 to over $1.8 billion for the 12 months period that ended on August 31, 2012 and its Net Income rose over the respective time periods from $4.28 million to $58.71 million.
Shares of The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) grew from as low as $1.93 per share in March 2009 to as high as $28.72 per share in early 2011.
The total compensation of certain top officials at The Greenbrier Companies increased significantly between 2010 and 2012. For instance the president and CEO’s total compensation rose from over $818,000 in 2010 to over $3.81 million in 2012 and the executive VP and CFO’s total pay increased from over $446,000 in 2010 to over $1.21 million in 2012.
Shares of The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) closed on November 26, 2012, at $17.87 per share.
Those who are current long-term stockholders in shares of The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at email@example.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.