January 16, 2004

Our New “Corporate Governance Website”

Under the new NYSE listing standards, prior to their 2004 annual shareholder meetings, listed companies must create a corporate governance page on their websites. The bare minimum for compliance is a page that contains links to the company’s governance guidelines, code of conduct, and the charters of the key board committees. The next tier of compliance is to include additional information (egs. list of directors, committee assignments), corporate documents (egs. articles, bylaws, policies). Top tier companies also include instructions for submitting accounting and whistleblowing complaints.

Thanks to Michael Goldblatt, we have posted a new “Corporate Governance Websites” Portal, which has links to various governance webpages that comply with some or all of the new NYSE requirements already.