Shareholders Rage at Apple Board's Silence on Jobs
Apple board rebuffs requests for updates on CEO's health
By Ambreen Ali, Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2009 4:54 PM CST
Former Vice President Al Gore, left, speaks with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, right. Gore is on the Apple board, which has been criticized for not sharing more about Jobs' health.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Apple shareholders left an annual meeting today upset at the company’s board for staying mum about CEO Steve Jobs’ health, the Wall Street Journal reports. Considered the company’s chief innovator, Jobs rattled Apple’s stock price last month with news that treatment for a hormone imbalance would sideline him until June. The board said Jobs remains deeply involved in company strategy.

“Many people see it as a private matter, but on the other hand, he’s such an important part of the company,” says an analyst. Today’s meeting was the first Jobs, reelected to the board, missed in a decade. Shareholders’ requests to discuss executive compensation, Apple’s political donations, and its carbon footprint were also denied during the gathering at the firm’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

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Guest
Feb 26, 2009 6:36 AM CST
Nwambe everyone who is smart custom builds their pc... They don't buy it at best buy. So what apple is telling you has no value. I see all those dumb ass people with their "buds" in... It's so anti social. They are pretty much saying " I am out of the race " I think if a person can't stay off a flagged website... They need an apple (a lot of viruses don't work on apples). But now if you want supreme performance beyond your wildest dreams, welcome to a pc. I have never bought virus protection for my computer and I am running all the latest at their highest performance value.
Guest
Feb 26, 2009 6:28 AM CST
Nwambe Macbooks are slow. And good luck upgrading your computer :)
Chudluv
Feb 25, 2009 5:26 AM CST
Though, I don't agree with Lopout. I have the feeling that what happens to Jobs shouldn't reflect on Apple or it's stock price. Though, it will and those that cry about it shouldn't because we die the moment the first breath we take. It seems like that Shareholders need their hands hold while they cry...Give me a break!!