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SEC Staff Allows Exclusion of “Fix Proxy Access” Proposal under (i)(10)
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

In a recently issued no-action letter, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance allowed a company to exclude a shareholder proposal


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


Use of additional soliciting materials remains constant in 2013
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2013

Since the advent of a mandatory but advisory say-on-pay vote required by the Dodd-Frank Act, issuers have used additional soliciting materials in


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


First Proxy Access Nominee Rejected
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2016

GAMCO Asset Management Inc. made the news when it became the first to submit a nominee for National Fuel Gas’ board of directors using a proxy access


SEC Chair White warns on fee shifting bylaws
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

In remarks at a conference attended by M&A professionals, SEC Chair White gave her views on fee shifting bylaws. Currently the SEC staff is focused


ISS Announces 2017 Benchmark Policy Updates
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

ISS has announced its 2017 policy changes. Some key changes for the U.S. are discussed below. Restrictions on Binding Shareholder Proposals. ISS has


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


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 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