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ISS Releases 2011 Proxy Voting Updates

Melissa Klein Aguilar | November 22, 2010

They're here: Institutional Shareholder Services has unveiled its 2011 updates to its benchmark proxy voting guidelines.

The U.S. policy updates cover new policies to address shareholder votes on say-on-pay frequency and on golden parachute provisions created by the Dodd-Frank Wall-Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well as director attendance, shareholder rights and capital requests.

Frequency Of SOP
As expected, ISS is adopting a new U.S. policy recommending a vote for annual advisory votes on compensation, which it says provide "the most consistent and clear communication channel for shareholder concerns about companies' executive pay programs."

Votes on Golden Parachutes
For votes on golden parachutes in an acquisition, merger,...

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