It is already that time of year when public companies should be thinking about the 2019 proxy and annual reporting season. Advance planning greatly contributes to a successful proxy season, culminating with the annual meeting of shareholders. This Legal Update highlights issues of importance to the upcoming 2019 proxy season.
We discuss the following topics:
- Pay Ratio
- Compensation Litigation and Compensation Disclosure
- Board Diversity
- Investor Stewardship Group
- Voluntary Proxy Statement Disclosure
- Shareholder Proposal Guidance
- ESG Shareholder Proposals
- Notice of Exempt Solicitations
- Proxy C&DIs
- Examination of Proxy Process
- Virtual Meetings
- Disclosure Update and Simplification
- Cybersecurity Disclosure
- Risk Factors
- Accounting Impact of Tax Reform
- Auditor Report Requirements
- Iran Disclosures
- Changes to Form 10-K Cover Page
- Exhibit Hyperlinks
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