Board Governance Series – Third Quarter 2014

Corporate Board Member
Third Quarter 2014

The majority of public companies begin their strategic planning for the upcoming proxy season in late summer and early fall, and both Board Governance Series webcasts this quarter cover topics that are extremely relevant to shareholder communications and proxy planning.

Our first article, taken from our webcast with Susan O’Donnell of Meridian Compensation Partners, offers guidance and perspective for companies in regulated industries that must consider compensation structures that are at odds with plans favored by shareholders and other constituencies.

Our second offering, based upon an interview with Mark Healy, the head of American Stock Transfer and Trust Co., talks about how the transfer agency world has dramatically unfolded over the last few years, as a result of the financial crisis and changing dynamics in the marketplace. It also covers top-of-mind issues for shareholder activists in the current environment.

We hope this information is useful for your board as it begins planning for the upcoming proxy season. For a video presentation of the material, the accompanying webcasts may be accessed at https://www.nyse.com/corporate-services/nysegs or at the contributors’ websites. When Constituency Compensation Expectations Collide Susan O’Donnell, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners.