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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2019 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their proxy voting guidelines
United States
4 Dec 2018
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SEC Staff Issues New Guidance On Shareholder Proposals
SLB 14J also provides additional guidance on proposals that implicate senior executive and/or director compensation.
United States
29 Oct 2018
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SEC Staff Issues First No-Action Letter Under "Economic Relevance" Exclusion Following Updated Guidance
On February 22, 2018, the staff of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued a favorable no-action response to Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. under Rule 14a-8(i)(5) (the economic relevance exception) ...
United States
26 Feb 2018
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SEC Issues New Guidance On Several Exclusions Under Rule 14a-8
On November 1, 2017, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (the SLB) on shareholder proposals.
United States
6 Nov 2017
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2017 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines.
United States
30 Nov 2016
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Recent Proxy Access Developments - November 14, 2016
To date, nearly 300 companies have adopted proxy access bylaws, including over 40% of S&P 500 companies.
United States
15 Nov 2016
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ISS And Glass Lewis Update Their Proxy Voting Guidelines For The 2016 Proxy Season
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both released updates to their respective proxy voting guidelines.
United States
24 Nov 2015
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SEC Issues Staff Legal Bulletin Outlining The Scope Of The "Directly Conflicts" Exclusion Under Rule 14a-8 And Providing Guidance On The Staff's Interpretation Of The Ordinary Business Exclusion
On October 22, 2015, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance (the Division) issued Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14H (the SLB) in which it provides guidance on two key issues surrounding the exclusion of shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8.
United States
27 Oct 2015
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SEC Grants No-Action Relief To Whole Foods To Exclude Proxy Access Shareholder Proposal
On December 1, 2014, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission granted no-action relief to Whole Foods Market regarding its request to omit a shareholder proposal from its proxy materials pursuant to Rule 14a-8(i)(9) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
United States
11 Dec 2014
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Open Season On Proxy Statements? Entrepreneurial Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Target Executive Compensation Disclosure
As we enter the 2013 proxy season, companies should be aware of a new flavor of shareholder litigation.
United States
6 Mar 2013
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ISS Releases 2013 Global Policy Updates
On November 16, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its policy updates to its voting guidelines for the 2013 proxy season.
United States
20 Nov 2012
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Delaware Chancery Court Refuses To Grant Business Judgment Deference To Director Equity Awards Under Unbounded, Shareholder-Approved Equity Incentive Plan
In Seinfeld v. Slager, the Delaware Chancery Court gave a reduced level of deference to the Republic Services, Inc. board's decision to grant equity incentive awards to its own members under a shareholder-approved equity incentive plan.
United States
8 Aug 2012
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