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The 2013 proxy season saw more companies receive higher shareholder support for their say on pay proposals. For S&P 500 companies, the average shareholder support for say on pay was nearly 91%.

Since 2010 there have been only 15 pay ratio related shareholder proposals. These proposals have averaged over 93% shareholder opposition with no single proposal receiving over 10% support.

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House Democrats Fall Campaign to Tie 162(m) Tax Break to Minimum Wage Hike

July 17, 2014 [Center News Story]

Demonstrating the role executive pay will play in Democrat messaging for the fall elections, …

Mercatus Center Argues SEC Should Do More to Mitigate Proxy Advisory Firm Influence

July 17, 2014 [Center News Story]

Given the dramatically increased influence of proxy advisory firms in today's environment, …

Key Considerations for Companies Facing Activist Investors Include "Self Evaluation," Increased Engagement and Media Strategy

July 17, 2014 [Center News Story]

"Shareholder activism is the corporate topic du jour," according to a recent corporate …

After 2013 Peak and Hot Start in 2014, Executive Compensation Shareholder Proposals Drop to 2012 Levels

July 17, 2014 [Center News Story]

Even though executive compensation and corporate governance shareholder proposals at S&P …

IRS Announces Limited Audits of Section 409A Compliance

July 17, 2014 [Center News Story]

Demonstrating a renewed focus on compliance with regard to tax requirements for executive …

SEC Staff Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms Addresses Conflicts of Interest, Monitoring of Capabilities

July 10, 2014 [Center News Story]

Just before the July 4th holiday, the SEC issued long-awaited guidance addressing proxy …