As readers know, every year ISS opens its peer submission period for companies in stages, depending on the date of the company’s annual meeting. This opening allows a company that has changed its peer group since its last proxy to submit the updated peer group to ISS. For companies with annual meetings on or before January 31, 2018, ISS will be opening its peer submission period from July 10 through July 21, 2017. The window will open for calendar year companies in the fall.

If your company’s annual meeting is before February 1, 2018, and you have changed the peer group you used in setting fiscal year 2017 compensation from the peer group you used in setting fiscal year 2016 compensation, you should consider submitting the updated peer group to ISS. The peer submission form is available at https://login.isscorporatesolutions.com. Companies can log in to the Governance Analytics platform to access the peer submission form. Companies that do not have a login can request one from ISS.