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ISS Announces Pay-for-Performance Methodology Updates for 2017
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2016

ISS announced changes to the methodology underlying its pay-for-performance models for companies in the U.S. and other markets to take effect Feb. 1


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


Issues Relating to Equity Plan Amendments to Increase Tax Withholding Under New FASB Rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) new standards, which go into effect for reporting periods after December 15, 2016, allow companies to


SEC Grants Broker-Dealers Relief under New Lease Accounting Standard
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

To perhaps oversimplify things greatly, the new GAAP for lease accounting will require operating leases to be recorded on the balance sheet much like


ISS publishes industry group US TSR medians
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2015

ISS has published Industry Group US TSR Medians for Performance-Related Policies. The publication was solely for informational purposes. Company


"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


SEC proposes hedging disclosures regarding directors, officers and employees
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

The SEC has proposed rules to implement Section 955 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as codified in Section 14(j) of


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


GAMCO Folds on Rejection of Proxy Access Nominee
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2016

As previously noted, National Fuel Gas had rejected a proxy access nominee submitted by GAMCO Asset Management Inc. because of non-conformance with


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