John Bourque should read this statement very carefully and memorize it for future reference (especially the disclosure to shareholders part of this post) His leaking of info to certain persons that drain down to all the shareholders doesn't cut it :
A CEO's legal responsibilities to his company's shareholders are broken down into three distinct fiduciary duties: the duty of care, the duty of loyalty and the duty of disclosure. The duty of care refers to the CEO's responsibility to consider all of the available information relevant to business decisions, including the advice of experts and employees. The duty of care also includes the responsibility to understand and evaluate the company's day to day operations and the terms of agreements. The duty of loyalty requires that a CEO always acts in the best interest of a business's shareholders, and that he places that interest above his own in business decisions. This includes the responsibility to avoid conflicts of interest. Finally, the fiduciary duty of disclosure mandates that a CEO fully inform both the board of directors and the shareholders about the major issues facing the business.