Activist investors

MB Bancorp in Md. expands board after reaching truce with two big investors


Stilwell Group and Jeffrey Thorp will gain board seats in exchange for a vow to refrain from waging proxy battles against MB Bancorp.


Ky. bank restates earnings after plan to thwart activist investor backfires


HopFed was ordered to pay the legal fees for Stilwell Group, which sued the bank after its directors passed a bylaw intended to keep the investor off its board.


HomeStreet adds director after rejecting investor's push for a seat


The Seattle company, which is gearing up for a proxy battle with Blue Lion Capital, appointed a former U.S. Bancorp executive to fill a board vacancy.


HomeStreet in Seattle to face proxy battle from big investor


Blue Lion Capital, which had a recent request for a board seat rejected, plans to nominate multiple people to run for the board at HomeStreet's next annual meeting.


Stilwell Group again seeks board seat at Wayne Savings in Ohio


The activist investor, which has pressured the company in the past to find a buyer, fell short in an attempt last year to gain representation.


HomeStreet in Seattle rejects shareholder request for board seat


Blue Lion Capital has complained about the company's reliance on mortgages and bank acquisitions.


Bridge Bancorp in N.Y. to add activist to board


A representative from Basswood Capital will become a director in May.


Damage control: What to do when your reputation takes a hit


Eagle Bancorp vigorously defended itself after a potential short seller made claims of dubious insider dealings, pushing back harder than many banks have in the past.


Eagle in Md. pushes back on claims of dubious insider dealings


Eagle is trying to debunk claims by Aurelius Value that CEO Ronald Paul and other directors are involved in an insider loan scheme. Eagle dismissed the report as an effort by short sellers to manipulate its stock.


HomeStreet in Seattle responds to investor claim it is growing too fast


HomeStreet's CEO said mortgage expansion and bank acquisitions — concerns highlighted recently by Blue Lion Capital — are helping the company diversify.