Board members of European companies routinely make themselves available to investors, but their peers in the United States seem to fear such contact.
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Good reading but in the US directors would need to be prepared for discussion, what to discuss, what not to discuss, how to say it, when to stop, etc. Click on the link for the article. Enjoy. Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco and California)