Toshiba shareholders to endorse director nominees as buyout expectations grow

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By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s shareholders are expected to endorse all proposed directors, including two from its hedge fund investors, on Tuesday in a move that could mark a crossroads for the 146-year-old Japanese conglomerate and hasten a potential buyout. The company has nominated executives from Elliott Management and Farallon Capital Management for approval as outside directors at its annual general meeting, a move designed to end a long-running battle between the company and activist investors. Influential proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS)…

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