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SEC proposes rules to enhance disclosure regarding corporate governance and clarify proxy rules

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

On July 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments intended to improve disclosure in the area of corporate governance and clarify the SEC’s proxy rules

SEC proposes rules on shareholder advisory vote on executive compensation for TARP recipients

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

On July 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed to amend the federal proxy rules to require companies which have received financial assistance under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to include in their proxy materials an advisory vote on executive compensation

NYSE proposes permanent reduction of market capitalization threshold to $15 million

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2009

On June 30, the New York Stock Exchange, LLC proposed to make permanent the current temporary reduction of its global market capitalization continued listing standard from $25 million to $15 million

House Committee approves “say on pay” legislation

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2009

On July 28, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved legislation that would give shareholders of publicly traded companies a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of such companies’ named executive officers at annual meetings of shareholders to elect directors

SEC recommends additional MD&A disclosures regarding loan losses

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2009

In August, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance sent letters to public financial institutions recommending that the companies consider additional disclosures regarding risks in their loan portfolios and trends in loan losses in Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) in future filings

SEC extends SOX 404 auditor attestation date for smallest public companies

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2009

The Securities and Exchanges Commission today announced that the date for compliance by the smallest public companies (public float under $75 million) with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 requirement that management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting be audited by an independent registered public accounting firm has been extended from beginning with fiscal years ending on or after December 15, 2009, to fiscal years ending on or after June 15, 2010

SEC proposes proxy rule changes to improve notice-only option

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2009

On October 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule changes to its notice and access proxy solicitation model in order to enhance shareholder comprehension of the "notice-only option" and improve shareholder response rates to proxy solicitations

SEC publishes final rule amendments extending SOX 404 auditor attestation date for smallest public companies

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2009

As reported in the October 2 edition of Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, the Securities and Exchange Commission extended the date for compliance by companies with a public float under $75 million (non-accelerated filers) with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 requirement that management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) be audited by an independent registered public accounting firm

SEC to consider adopting proxy disclosure rules next week

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that at its next open meeting on December 16, the Commission will determine whether to adopt the rules it proposed in July relating to enhanced disclosure in issuers’ proxy statements of (i) the impact of overall compensation policies and practices (including those applicable to non-executive employees) on risk-taking; (ii) the qualifications, experience, skills and other attributes of directors and nominees to serve on the board or a committee of the board; (iii) the role of the board of directors in risk management; (iv) the rationale for the issuer’s corporate leadership structure; and (v) potential conflicts of interests of compensation consultants

SEC re-opens public comment period for shareholder director nomination proposal

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2009

On December 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced in a rule-making notice that it is re-opening the public comment period for its shareholder director nomination proposal in an effort to solicit views on additional data and analyses received by the Commission at or after the end of the original public comment period, which was August 17