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    1. Question of The Week -- August 20, 2020

      Question of The Week -- August 20, 2020

      The average size of a corporate board in the U.S. is now 9.2 directors -- and that number has come down during the past decade.  As the decrease in the number of directors serves as an impediment to board refreshment and overall diversification, should NYSE and NASDAQ require a minimum board size (beyond the listing requirement that an Audit Committee have at least 3 members)?

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    2. Question of The Week

      Question of The Week

      Glass Lewis just announced it is opposing Liberty Global's $123M pay package for CEO Mike Fries -- noting that it is 4X the average compensation received by other executive officers.  However, despite Glass Lewis' comment that such pay inequity may be an indicator of "serious long-term" problems with company's board-level management and oversight, the proxy advisory firm is only voting against one director for compensation policy concerns.  Shouldn't this scrutiny fall upon all of the board members (regardless of whether or not they serve on the Compensation Committee)?

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    3. New Webinar -- COVID-19 and Compensation: What You Need To Know (Boards, Executives and Employees)

      New Webinar -- COVID-19 and Compensation:  What You Need To Know (Boards, Executives and Employees)

      BoardProspects is excited to share a new (FREE) webinar with our Members: "COVID-19 and Compensation:  What You Need To Know (Boards, Executives and Employees)".  This informative webinar, which is brought to you by our BoardRoom Resources Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners, provides insightful guidance on compensation issues which have arisen from Covid-19.  The webinar can be found in our BoardUniversity Section:  

      COVID-19 and Compensation:  What You Need To Know (Boards, Executives and Employees)

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    4. Question of the Week

      Question of the Week

      Facebook announced this week that pursuant to its settlement with federal regulators after the Cambridge Analytica scandal that it has formally created a Privacy Committee of the Board of Directors.  The Committee is charged with responsibility for overseeing risks related to privacy and data use, including management's periodic assessment of Facebook's Privacy Program and any related policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management.  Given the continued cybersecurity risks faced by almost all corporations, should every Board of Directors have a standing Privacy Committee?

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