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
Amendment eliminates prohibition on the receipt of compensatory fees and aligns NASDAQ listing rules with NYSE standards.
On December 11, 2013, NASDAQ Stock Market LLC amended its listing standards relating to the...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
On November 26, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) filed a proposal to amend its listing standards regarding compensation committee independence (the “Proposal”). The modifications would provide Nasdaq-listed companies...more
As noted in our Securities Alert dated October 9, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) proposed rule changes to their respective listing standards affecting public company boards of...more
Amendments to the stock exchange listing rules governing compensation committee independence were finalized recently, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ...more
Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to the listing standards of The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and The Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) to implement Rule 10C-1...more
In January 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved new NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards addressing the independence of compensation committees and their advisers.
In this edition of the Public Company...more
A periodic bulletin keeping small businesses informed about current developments in securities law and related matters.
Final Nasdaq Rule -
In our October 2012 Bulletin, we discussed The NASDAQ Stock Exchange LLC’s...more
On January 11, 2013 the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") approved the equity listing standards proposed by the NYSE and Nasdaq, as amended1 regarding compensation committee independence criteria and compensation...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) formally approved several new listing rules proposed by NASDAQ and the NYSE on January 11, 2013. The new listing rules are designed to bring the listing standards of each...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements relating to compensation committees of listed companies. The listing...more
The purpose of this post is to remind issuers that inducement grants do not require shareholder approval, so if they are used correctly, they can help to increase the life expectancy of the equity plan's share reserve....more
In This Issue:
- 2013 Annual Meeting Season
- Dealing with ISS and Other Proxy Advisory Firms this Proxy Season
- SEC Update
- Other NYSE/NASDAQ Developments
- Delaware Law Update — Delaware Court Applies...more
This summary has been updated to reflect the amendment to the Nasdaq Proposed Rules now referenced in the third paragraph of the Overview below.
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission...more
Public companies preparing for the upcoming 2013 proxy season will need to keep in mind a number of new developments related to executive compensation, including:
- New Securities and Exchange Commission rules that...more
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