The Taft-Hartley Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2019 have been released by Institutional Shareholder Services. The guidelines, which many institutional investors follow, suggest that shareholders vote “for proposals to restore or provide shareholders with the right of appraisal.” As we’ve covered before, there is meaningful academic work tying the existence of, and exercise of appraisal rights, to increased value for shareholders, and that is in line with the proxy guidelines suggestion.