S&C Hosts Webinar: Lessons from the 2016 Proxy Season, Including Dealing With Proposals to Adopt and to Amend Proxy Access Bylaws

September 15, 2016
New York, New York
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On September 15, Ms. Geldzahler, Mr. Schleyer and Mr. Treviño presented a webinar program at 9:00 am on lessons learned from the 2016 proxy season and advance planning for 2017, including:

  • The reinforcement of a market standard for proxy access terms
  • Preparing for proposals to amend the terms of proxy access provisions 
  • The shifting focus of governance shareholder proposals away from traditional topics 
  • The types of investors that most often submit proposals
  • Other common and successful shareholder proposals in 2016, and strategies for reacting and responding to them 
  • Drivers of results of 2016 say-on-pay votes and votes on equity compensation plans 
  • Trends in shareholder activism and shareholder engagement 
  • Common reasons for director “against” votes
The program lasted approximately 45-minutes and was followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
General counsel, corporate secretaries and other individuals with responsibility for governance decisions and responses to shareholder proposals benefited from this program.