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SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2018 PROXY STATEMENTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2018 PROXY STATEMENTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS It is time to begin planning for the 2018 proxy and annual reporting season.  There are several developments this year, most notably the new pay ratio disclosure.  Also, current geopolitical developments require a thorough review of risk factor disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K.  Here is an overview of the key matters that you should consider as you prepare for the proxy and annual reporting season. Pay Ratio Disclosure.  Most public...

STRATEGIES FOR THE 2015 PROXY SEASON

During the past decade, the length of proxy statements has doubled – from an average of 30 pages to now 60 pages. Though SEC – mandated enhanced disclosure requirements account for much of it, the increase is also due to the fact that the proxy statement now serves multiple audiences: Shareholder Activists seek a forum for both political and social causes as part of a broader strategy; Institutional Shareholders seek to exert influence to hold companies accountable for what they...