1. Say on Golden Parachute Votes: Continued Support for Transactional Pay Arrangements

    Say on Golden Parachute Votes: Continued Support for Transactional Pay Arrangements

    Of the three shareholder advisory votes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - Say on Pay (SOP), Say on Frequency (SOF) and Say on Golden Parachutes (SOGP) - the least attention has been paid to the outcome of votes now required in connection with corporate transactions. This white paper discusses trends among the 120 companies that disclosed their SOGP pay arrangements in their merger-related proxies as of June 30, 2012, of which 106 had reported final voting results by the end of July.

    The analysis includes:  

    • The overall level of support for transactional compensation arrangements
    • Shareholder support ...
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