March 19, 2013

Review Your ISS QuickScore Before Filing Your Proxy Statement

As noted in this Weil Gotshal memo: “Companies should review their report and make efforts to correct any data that is incorrect before filing their 2013 proxy statement. Any corrections must be specifically linked to public disclosures – SEC filings, website disclosures or press releases. This pre-filing action is important because ISS’ proxy analysis report for the 2013 annual meeting will include the company’s QuickScore and ISS will not allow data verification during a “blackout period” between the filing of the proxy statement and the shareholder meeting date.”

Meanwhile, check out Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu’s analysis of how the Dow 30 fared with QuickScore…

Next SEC Commissioner? GOP Senate Economist?

As noted in this Bloomberg article, Michael Piwowar, the chief Republican economist for the Senate Banking Committee, is being vetted for an appointment to replace outgoing SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes…

More on our “Proxy Season Blog”

We continue to post new items regularly on our “Proxy Season Blog” for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– National Fuel Sues Harvard Law Project Over Proof of Ownership (And Then Proposal Withdrawn)
– A Director Takes a Stand at Overseas Shipholding Group
– Delaware Compels Annual Meeting Without Audited Financials
– Animal Rights Group to Mount Proxy Contest
– UK Stakeholder Group Seeks Feedback on Engagement

– Broc Romanek