The M&A Lawyer Publishes Article on 10b5-1 Plans and M&A Transactions by Melissa Sawyer

August 19, 2013
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In its July/August 2013 issue, The M&A Lawyer published an article by Ms. Sawyer titled, “Corporate Governance Feature: 10b5-1 Plans and M&A Transactions.” Ms. Sawyer writes that companies need to be conscious of how 10b5-1 plans operate in the face of M&A transactions. Ms. Sawyer describes four distinct issues that can arise regarding the intersection of 10b5-1 plans and M&A transactions, including: M&A related provisions of a plan, adoption in the face of M&A activity, changing the plan in the face of M&A activity and timing the announcement of M&A activity.