July 14, 2017

How to Access Next Week’s “Pay Ratio Webcast & Model Disclosures”

As part of the mad rush to register for our comprehensive “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference”, we’ve fielded questions from a number of members who want to attend next Thursday’s webcast – but who can’t make it to Washington DC for the October 17-18th Conference. It doesn’t matter whether you can make it to DC – because the October 17-18th Conference is available to watch online by video webcast, live on those specific days or at your convenience by video archive. We’ve clarified that in our Conference FAQs.

Coming Next Thursday! “Annotated Model Pay Ratio Disclosures”: For those registered for the upcoming “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference,” tune in on July 20th – next Thursday! – for the first in a series of three monthly webcasts that serve as a pre-conference: “Pay Ratio Workshop: What You Need to Do Now.”

When you go to the webcast page on July 20th, you will be able to download a set of “Annotated Model Pay Ratio Disclosures in both PDF & Word format. The second webcast is on August 15th; the third webcast is September 27th. Register for the “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference” to be able to access these webcasts.

NYSE Proposes Revised Dividend Notice Framework

As Steve Quinlivan has blogged, the NYSE recently proposed that listed companies provide notice to the Exchange at least 10 minutes before making any public announcement for a dividend or stock distribution – in all cases. This mean that notice would be required outside of the hours in which the Exchange’s “immediate release” policy is in operation, which goes beyond the current rule.

NYSE Refiles Proposal to Facilitate Direct Listing

A few months ago, John blogged about the NYSE’s proposal to facilitate “direct listings” – which which involves bypassing an IPO, and simply registering common stock under the Exchange Act & listing on an exchange. Then, David Feldman blogged that the NYSE had withdrawn its proposal. Now the NYSE’s proposal has been refiled as SR-NYSE-2017-30 (the withdrawn proposal and amendments 1, 2 and 3 were all related to SR-NYSE-2017-12).

Broc Romanek