Key issues: Proxy access

PwC thought leadership:

BoardroomDirect October 2015 (Issues in brief)
This edition includes news about the Institutional Shareholder Services’ annual global policy survey that found proxy access and director overboarding will be big issues in 2016.

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.

BoardroomDirect August 2015 (Issues in brief)
This edition includes news about reports from the Council of Institutional Investors and the SEC regarding the future of proxy access.

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.

BoardroomDirect February 2015 (Issue in focus: Proxy access in the 2015 proxy season)
One story of the 2015 proxy season is shareholder proposals to nominate directors and a 48-year-old shareholder proposal exclusion rule. The rule allows for the exclusion of a shareholder proposal that directly conflicts with a management proposal. Meanwhile, more proxy access proposals have come to a vote than ever before.

ProxyPulse First Edition 2015 (A look at 2015 and beyond)
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.

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