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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


Issuer welcomes shareholder proposal
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2015

A coalition of investors submitted a shareholder resolution to Royal Dutch Shell plc. The resolutions titled 'Strategic Resilience for 2035 and


"Pay versus performance" rule proposed by Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued another proposed rule under the Dodd-Frank Act, this time with respect to


Preliminary 2013 proxy season checklist
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

At this time, there are relatively few new items that need to be considered for the upcoming proxy and 10-K season


PCAOB, auditors and executive compensation
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2013

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, has reproposed a new auditing standard, Related Parties, and certain other amendments to its


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 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


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


A checklist to comply with the new NYSE compensation committee independence rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

The SEC has approved the NYSE's compensation committee independence rules. By July 1, 2013, most listed issuers must comply with the following: