April 21, 2014

18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement

In this 2-minute video, there are 18 great ways that Spectra Energy enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement (compare to last year’s proxy):

Say-on-Pay: 3rd & 4th Failures

Over the last week, Cogent Communications Group became a three-time loser with 46% support in ’14 (Form 8-K) as the company also failed in ’11 (39%) and ’13 (34%). And FirstMerit (Form 8-K) also failed with 41% support – that company also failed in ’12 (47%). Hat tip to Karla Bos for the news!

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:

– Shareholder Proposals: A Uniform Voting Calculus
– SEC Asking Companies More about Overseas Taxes
– Shareholder Proposals: Banks Asked to Identify Risk-Takers & Their Comp
– Updated “Sample Time & Responsibility Proxy Season Schedule”
– Corp Fin Comment Letter Trends: Stock Compensation
– AICPA’s New Conflict Minerals Audit Guidance

– Broc Romanek