Key issues: Executive compensation and say on pay

PwC thought leadership:

Governing for the long-term: Director Communications and Shareholder Activism (2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey)
The majority of directors have become comfortable with direct investor communications around corporate governance issues like executive compensation and board composition.

BoardroomDirect August 2015 (Issue in focus: Compensation committees facing a wave of Dodd-Frank disclosures)
This edition reports that in the coming year, public company compensation committees face the task of overseeing the disclosure of information related to clawback policies, executive pay versus company performance, and the ratio of CEO pay to the median employee.

ProxyPulse Third Edition 2015
This edition reports that shareholder support for say-on-pay strengthened this season, with 90% of proposals attaining support of at least 70% of the shares voted.

ProxyPulse Second Edition 2015 (Mid-season review)
This edition provides a snapshot of key shareholder voting metrics from 2,082 U.S. public company annual shareholder meetings held between January 1, 2015 and May 15, 2015. This season has been characterized by an uptick in many forms of shareholder activism including several high profile proxy battles, an increase in “Vote No” and “Vote Yes” campaigns, and a wave of shareholder proposals for proxy access.

ProxyPulse First Edition 2015
This edition offers data and analytics on share ownership, director elections, “say-on-pay,” shareholder proposals, retail voting participation, proxy access proposals, cybersecurity disclosure, amended proxy advisor policies, and director communications with shareholders.

Executive Compensation Clawbacks: 2014 Proxy Disclosure Study
This study presents analysis of the compensation clawback policies of 100 large public companies as disclosed between 2009 and 2013 in their year-end proxies.

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