January 31, 2014 Executive Compensation Shareholder Voting Articles

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Engaging Shareholders on Pay

Recent results on say-on-pay votes suggest that, at times when shareholders become unhappy with executive pay programs, boards are sometimes caught unaware.

This lapse seems to happen for a couple of reasons: oftentimes board members don’t visit shareholders themselves to hear about pay concerns. And company executives don’t learn about the concerns when they visit shareholders because they talk with portfolio managers who don’t necessarily bring the subject up. This article explores six steps to turning around a failed say-on-pay vote – and to avoid a failed vote entirely.

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Seymour Burchman

Blair Jones

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