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Business roundtable gives ISS its views on proxy access

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2015

The SEC Division of Corporation Finance recently informed public companies that it will express no views on the application of Rule 14a-8(i)(9

Proxy access: request to reconsider Whole Foods; another seeks to avoid NYC proposal

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2014

James McRitchie was the shareholder proponent who submitted a proxy access proposal to Whole Foods. The SEC granted Whole Foods' request to exclude

ISS issues FAQs on independent chair policy and Equity Plan Scorecard

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2014

ISS previously issued its 2015 policy updates which we discussed here. ISS has now issued FAQs on the independent chair policy and the Equity Plan

Whole Foods can exclude proxy access proposal

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2014

The SEC has granted Whole Foods no action relief to exclude a proxy access proposal submitted under Rule 14a-8. The proponent's proposal sought a

ISS 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines include new "scorecard" evaluation policy for equity plan proposals

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2014

This month, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) issued its 2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines for the upcoming proxy season, which include the

ISS proposes new methodology for evaluating equity plan proposals

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2014

A key component to evaluating whether to place an equity plan proposal in a proxy is whether or not ISS will support the plan. Accoding to ISS, while

ISS considering changing course on independent chair shareholder proposals

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

ISS is requesting feedback on a change to its voting policy on independent chair shareholder proposals. ISS' current policy is to generally recommend

SEC Commissioner says JOBS Act merits increased scrutiny of transfer agents

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2014

Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech in which he stated the JOBS Act will require increased scrutiny of transfer agents because of the

Group publishes shareholder engagement protocol

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

The Shareholder-Director Exchange, or SDX, is a working group of independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most

PCAOB adopts standards for broker-dealer audits

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, adopted two attestation standards pertaining to audits of brokers and dealers. The PCAOB