May 2, 2011

Say-on-Pay: A 10th Failed Vote

Last week, Cogent Communications filed this Form 8-K to report that it became the 10th company to fail to gain majority support for its say-on-pay, with only 39% voting in favor. Ted Allen’s blog provides some analysis, including noting significant levels of “no” votes at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (both of whom are S&P 500 companies).

Less Than Two Weeks Left for Early Bird: Our Say-on-Pay Intensive Conference Lineup – We have announced the line-up for our annual package of executive pay conferences to be held on November 1st-2nd in San Francisco and by video webcast: “Tackling Your 2012 Compensation Disclosures: 6th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” and “The Say-on-Pay Workshop Conference: 8th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Save 25% by registering by May 13 at our early-bird discount rates.

Webcast “Tackling Social Media Issues”

As I blogged last week, there are so many novel issues to consider with social media right now (and cool stuff like this blog from Johnson & Johnson’s Doug Chia regarding the company’s voting results). Tune in tomorrow to hear these issues discussed during the webcast – “Tackling Social Media Issues” – by Tom Kim, Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, Eddie Best of Mayer Brown, Karen Dempsey of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Dave Lynn of and Morrison & Foerster and Dominic Jones of IR Web Report. Note the new time of this webcast from 12:00 – 1:00 pm eastern.

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