ARTICLEInnovations in CD&A Design: A Proxy Disclosure Analysis
March 01, 2014
In a fast-changing regulatory environment, companies are designing CD&As to effectively communicate their pay stories and promote understanding among various stakeholders. In partnership with RR Donnelley, our latest report provides an in-depth analysis of the strategies used by S&P 100 companies to improve CD&A disclosures. Key Findings: Supplemental methods of calculating compensation are more common. References to Realized Pay increased from eight companies in 2009 to 35 companies in 2013. Pay for performance references increased in the wake of Say on Pay. Pay for performance was cited in the proxies of 81 companies, compared to 59 in 2009. CD&A length increased over the past five years. CD&A word count increased 17.6% from an average of 7,773 words in 2009 to 9,142 words in 2013.
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Are You Paying for
Performance or Paying for Results?February 28, 2014
Paying for performance is assumed to be the objective of most pay plans. A quick read of a handful of proxy statements will likely find the phrase prominently used. The Dodd-Frank act expressly instructs the SEC to require companies to describe their pay-for-performance program. However, we find many of these programs simply pay for results.
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What's Cooking This Proxy Season
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What’s bubbling beneath the surface may have significant impact on companies and their boards this year.