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SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar, an economist, is the only non-attorney SEC Commissioner and the first in over seven years.

During the 2013 proxy season, 466 S&P 500 companies reported say on pay results. 460 companies (98.71%) reported received majority support, averaging 91.84% support with a median of 95.49%.

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Center Letter Requests SEC Revisit Abrupt Shift in Company-Sponsored Shareholder Resolutions

February 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

This week, the Center joined with 16 other organizations in sending a letter to the SEC …

Part IV of the Center's Executive Compensation Re-Imagined Series Explores the Benefits of Sound Compensation Governance

February 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

This week, the Center released Part IV of its periodic Executive Compensation …

Equilar 2015 CD&A Report Highlights Subscriber Proxies, Shows Supplemental Disclosures on the Rise

February 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

The number of S&P 100 companies using a supplemental pay disclosure rose from nine in …

Investors Say "Ideal Proxy Statement" Would Focus on Context, Utilize Simplicity and Direct Language, Reports Stanford Study

February 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

Companies should shift their proxy focus to "explain information rather than disclose it," …

Japan Considers New Governance Code That Encourages Greater Management Risk to Stimulate Growth

February 27, 2015 [Center News Story]

While Europe, the United States and Canada continue to debate how to mitigate excessive risk …

Investors "Deeply Dissatisfied With Compensation Disclosure," Says New Stanford Study

February 20, 2015 [Center News Story]

Highlighting the need stressed by HR Policy Association's Center On Executive Compensation …