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SEC approves final rules for pay ratio disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

SEC Commissioners voted to approve the final "pay ratio" disclosure rules intended to help shareholders evaluate executive compensation practices


SEC adopts changes to director election process for public companies
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

On August 25, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules that require all U.S. public companies (and certain non-U.S. companies that comply with the U.S. proxy rules) to include in their proxy materials shareholder director nominees and shareholder proposals that seek to regulate the nomination and election of directors


NYSE deems group of governance proposals to be "non-routine"
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

On January 25, 2012, the NYSE released Informational Memo 12-4 which announced revisions to the applicability of Rule 452 to certain types of corporate governance proxy proposals


President signs Dodd-Frank Act
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law the "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act" ("Dodd-Frank"


Division of Corporation Finance publishes revised accounting manual
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 7, 2010, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance published a revised Financial Reporting Manual


SEC issues concept release on the U.S. proxy system
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 14, 2010, the SEC issued a concept release on the U.S. proxy system which solicits comments on whether any deficiencies in the proxy system warrant rulemaking in the future


SEC releases study on Section 404(b) as required by Dodd-Frank
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2011

The SEC released a study regarding compliance with Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as required by Dodd-Frank


Negative "say-on-pay" advisory votes continue; derivative suits filed for other companies that received "negative" votes
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2011

Three additional companies have failed to obtain majority support in their say-on-pay votes: Umpqua Holdings Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and Navigant Consulting


Division of Corporation Finance issues “Dear CFO” letter questioning repurchase agreements
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

On March 29, 2010, the Division of Corporation Finance staff posted a sample letter it provided to the chief financial officer of certain public companies requesting information about repurchase agreements, securities lending transactions, or other transactions involving the transfer of financial assets with an obligation to repurchase the transferred assets


Corporate governance amendments included in manager amendment to Senator Dodd bill
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

On March 22, 2010, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs approved a 114-page Manager's Amendment to the bill introduced by Senator Dodd titled, "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (the "2010 Bill"