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Item 5.07(d) of Form 8-K requires issuers to disclose “the company’s decision in light of such vote as to how frequently the company will include a shareholder vote on the compensation of executives in its proxy materials...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced a settlement with two brokerage firms and certain of their executives for improper compensation-sharing and “layering,” a strategy in which a trader places and later...more
In February 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance updated Section 9520 of its Financial Reporting Manual. Section 9520 is part of Topic 9, which provides guidance for...more
Clawbacks have been around for more than a decade.
- Beginning in 2002, Sarbanes-Oxley required CEOs and CFOs to reimburse incentive or equity compensation received or profits from the sale of company securities during...more
On February 6, 2014, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) updated Section 9520 of its Financial Reporting Manual regarding share-based compensation disclosures in initial...more
The proxy and annual reporting season is upon us and, as with other things, it is best to be prepared. Here are some thoughts for publicly traded companies to carry through the season and help plan for the remainder of the...more
On Sept. 18, 2013, the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued long-awaited (and controversial) proposed rules regarding the disclosure of what is commonly referred to as the “CEO pay ratio.” This disclosure, which is...more
Unlike in past years, there are no new disclosure requirements which need to be reflected in this year’s proxy statement; however, with ongoing shareholder activism and the desire of companies to communicate effectively with...more
2014 ANNUAL MEETING SEASON -
Dear clients and friends,
We present to you our traditional year-end issue of Snell & Wilmer’s Corporate Communicator to help you prepare for the upcoming annual report and proxy...more
Executive compensation is a topic that just won’t go away, particularly with pay disparity and pay for performance regulations still looming. We highlight below some of the matters directors should be considering as they...more
Several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act have brought compensation of financial institution executives into the public eye. Although disclosure of executive and director compensation...more
Following are some topics that public companies may want to consider in preparation for the 2014 proxy season.
Shareholder Proposals -
The 2013 proxy season reflected a continued increase in the number of...more
In This Issue:
- Incorporate lessons from 2013 say-on-pay results
- Prepare for new Form SD (Specialized Disclosure) filing requirements
- Ensure compliance with revised listing standards related to compensation...more
The Dodd-Frank Act – signed by President Barack Obama more than three years ago, and since then advanced with a host of rules and regulations – has been widely viewed as a law that addresses systemic risk in the financial...more
A recent ruling by Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. caused me to ponder why a case involving alleged misstatements in a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission wasn’t immediately tossed out on...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its proposed rules to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to implement the pay ratio disclosure requirement in accordance with Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more
On Sept. 18, the SEC at long last proposed an “amendment” to Regulation SK to institute pay ratio disclosures mandated in Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act. A 60-day public comment period expires in November.
Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") requires certain public companies to disclose how the compensation of the company's chief executive officer ("CEO") compares to...more
At an open meeting on September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved for public comment proposed "pay ratio" disclosure rules to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more
SEC Proposes Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules -
On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted 3-2 to propose a new rule that would require public companies to disclose the ratio...more
Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) mandates the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K (Item 402) to require certain companies to...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued proposed regulations on the “Pay Ratio” disclosure rules. Under these rules, a public company must disclose the ratio of the median of annual total compensation for all...more
In this issue of the Corporate Communicator, we provide a summary of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently proposed pay ratio disclosures. The pay ratio (sometimes referred to as the “pay disparity” ratio)...more
The SEC has proposed rules to implement the “CEO pay ratio” disclosure requirements under Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The proposed rules would require many SEC reporting companies to publicly disclose the...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Even some financial services industry professionals are confused. The 80-year-old prohibition on general solicitation ended on Monday of last week. This means it is now legal for companies to...more
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