May 6, 2014

Just Added! Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to “Proxy Disclosure Conference” Lineup!

We are very excited to announce that Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins will be part of our “Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” on September 29th-30th. Registrations for our popular pair of conferences (combined for one price) – in Las Vegas and via video webcast – are strong and for good reason. Register by this Friday, as rates go up after that!

The full agendas for the Conferences are posted – but the panels include:

– Keith Higgins Speaks: The Latest from the SEC
– Preparing for Pay Ratio Disclosures: How to Gather the Data
– Pay Ratio: What the Compensation Committee Needs to Do Now
– Case Studies: How to Draft Pay Ratio Disclosures
– Pay Ratio: Pointers from In-House
– Navigating ISS & Glass Lewis
– How to Improve Pay-for-Performance Disclosure
– Peer Group Disclosures: The In-House Perspective
– In-House Perspective: Strategies for Effective Solicitations
– Creating Effective Clawbacks (and Disclosures)
– Pledging & Hedging Disclosures
– The Executive Summary
– The Art of Supplemental Materials
– Dealing with the Complexities of Perks
– The Art of Communication
– The Big Kahuna: Your Burning Questions Answered
– The SEC All-Stars
– Hot Topics: 50 Practical Nuggets in 75 Minutes

Act Now: Register by the end of this Friday, May 9th, to get a reduced rate of 20%!

ExxonMobil’s 2014 “Executive Compensation Overview”

For the 4th year in a row, ExxonMobil has put together a 12-page “executive compensation overview” that supplements its proxy statement, as noted in this 80-second video:

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:

– Think You Hold “Irrevocable Proxies” to Back Up Voting Agreements with Large Investors/Dissidents? Think Again!
– MD&A Case Addresses Whether an Uncertainty Is “Known”
– Advances in Technology May Impact Segment Reporting
– Shareholder Proposals: Case Involving Statement in Opposition
– An Interview with Vanguard on Shareholder Engagement & More
– Shareholder Proposals: WCN Wins “Proposal by Proxy” Appeals Case
– Update: District Court Denies Motion for Reconsideration in MD&A Case

– Broc Romanek