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Dodd-Frank Executive Compensation

ISS to Recommend Annual Say-On-Pay Votes and Shifts Course on Director Attendance

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities ISS has issued its 2011 Corporate Governance Policy Update.  As expected, it will recommend voting for an annual say-on-pay vote and the update addresses other matters of importance to public issuers. Frequency of Advisory Vote In line with its overall client feedback, ISS is adopting a new policy to recommend a vote FOR annual advisory […] Read more →

by   |   November 19, 2010

Should Public Companies Include the Optional Advisory Vote on Parachute Arrangements?

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The proposed rules on say-on-pay under Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act permit issuers to include an optional advisory vote on golden parachute arrangements in proxy statements... Read more →

by   |   November 5, 2010

Sample Language for a Say-on-Pay Proposal

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC’s rule proposal for say-on-pay makes it sound like it should be easy to draft.  The proposal states that issuers are not required to use any specific language or form... Read more →

by   |   October 28, 2010

Preliminary 2011 Proxy Season Checklist

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities There is no doubt  there are a lot of  moving pieces for the upcoming year end SEC reporting cycle.  Unfortunately, planning cannot wait until everything comes to rest.  The... Read more →

by   |   October 26, 2010