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ISS Updates Guidance on Executive Compensation Policies

Joe Mont | January 28, 2016

Institutional Shareholder Services, a leading proxy advisor, has updated guidance, in the form of “frequently asked questions,” regarding its approach to executive compensation policies.

The document is intended as a general discussion about the way ISS will analyze certain issues in the context of preparing proxy analyses and determining vote recommendations for U.S. companies. The responses should not be construed as a guarantee as to how ISS' Global Research Department will apply its benchmark policy in any particular situation.

The new information was added to a document originally released on Dec. 18, 2015.

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