Homestore Settles

Homestore Inc. has agreed to pay $63.6 million in cash ($13 million) and stock (20 millon shares) to settle the pending securities class action against the company. The Associated Press reports that the settlement terms include corportate governance reforms.

Quote of note: “As part of the settlement, Homestore agreed to adopt corporate governance reforms within 30 days of the final approval. The company agreed to two-year board terms, the appointment of a new shareholder-appointed director and minimum stock ownership requirements for directors. The company also agreed to not use future stock options for director compensation.”

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