06/28/2012 - SEC Directs National Exchanges to Adopt Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers and Updates Compensation Consultant Disclosure Requirements
As required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), on June 20, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a rule that directs national securities exchanges to adopt listing standards for public company boards of directors and compensation advisers. See Release Nos. 33-9330 and 34-67220
02/03/2011 - SEC Adopts Rules for Say-on-Pay and Golden Parachute Compensation Under Dodd-Frank Act
As required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules regarding shareholder approval of executive compensation and “golden parachute” arrangements on January 25, 2011.
03/03/2010 - Guide to SEC Reporting Changes (Revised)
Since the start of 2009, there have been material changes to the form and content of periodic reports and proxy statements. This memorandum outlines the changes in the federal securities laws and New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) rules since January 2009 that impact the form and content of 2009 Forms 10-K and 2010 proxy statements for domestic issuers subject to Regulation S-K.
02/11/2010 - SEC Clarifies Climate Change Disclosure Obligations
On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced guidance regarding public companies’ disclosure obligations related to climate change. On February 8, 2010, the SEC published that guidance in the Federal Register, at which time it became effective. As a result, calendar year-end companies with upcoming annual reports on Form 10-K should evaluate whether their disclosures concerning climate change are consistent with the new guidance.
02/02/2010 - SEC to Clarify Climate Change Disclosure Obligations
On January 27, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to provide interpretive guidance on SEC disclosure requirements as they apply to business or legal developments relating to the issue of climate change.
12/29/2009 - SEC Amends Disclosure Rules for Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to its rules affecting disclosure of executive compensation and corporate governance matters. This alert summarizes the key changes.
08/07/2009 - SEC Proposes Rule Amendments to Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Disclosure
On July 10, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed a series of amendments to its executive compensation and corporate governance disclosure rules in Regulation S-K. See Release Nos. 33-9052, 34-60280, and IC-28817. Comments on the proposed rules are due September 15, 2009. If the proposed amendments are adopted, the SEC anticipates that they will be effective for the 2010 proxy season.
02/01/2008 - Preparing for the New E-Proxy Rules
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