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SEC plans roundtable on proxy access

Joe Mont | August 6, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission will host a roundtable later this year to hear from investors, issuers, and other market participants about whether its proxy rules should be refined.

Commissioner Jay Clayton made the announcement. No exact date, agenda, or roster of invited experts has been finalized.

“Shareholder engagement is a hallmark of our public capital markets, and the proxy process is a fundamental component of that engagement,” Clayton said in a statement. “The SEC’s rules governing the proxy process are at the center of investor participation in, and influence over, corporate governance at U.S. public companies. For example, our proxy rules specify the requirements for information companies must provide to shareholders and how votes may be solicited.”

Oversight of the proxy process has been a continuing focus by the Commission for...

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