H-P makes it easier for shareholders to change rules

|By:, SA News Editor

H-P (HPQ) has cut the amount of votes that shareholders will need to alter the rules governing various matters to a simple majority from two-thirds previously.

The regulations regarding the nomination of directors and the size of the board are among the issues that investors will be able to change more easily.

The moves could help improve H-P's image with investors, which became damaged following a number of boardroom stumbles.