I really don't believe the decision to publish in a Journal is a bad one on the part of management. That decision along with the determination that TLD should be held until the Journal was out to avoid an even greater short attack is what's effecting the timing of the Annual Meeting.
Can you imagine announcing an Annual Meeting, but stating that we're in a quiet period, so there is little we can tell you. I don't believe that management could anticipate just how long it would take to get the Journal out any more than they could anticipate how long it would take for the regulators to accept the SAP they knew was needed to make the trial successful. Management has known what needed to be done, but clearly they couldn't control how long it would take. I don't think a few weeks, or even months, in getting things done properly and delaying the Annual Meeting is that big a problem.