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Survey: Shareholder Pressure Prompts Boards to Rethink Compensation

Joe Mont | June 2, 2015

Nearly 60 percent of companies say that their boards expanded compensation explanations in proxy statements as a result of shareholder feedback, and almost one-third of these boards changed executive compensation plans outright in response to pressure from investors.

Those findings come from the National Association of Corporate Directors and respondents to its newly released 2014–2015 Public Company Governance Survey. Shareholder pressure, an accompanying report says, is amplified by both enacted and forthcoming Dodd-Frank Act rules, among them advisory shareholder votes on executive compensation (say-on-pay); pay-for-performance disclosures; and...

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