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According to Center Data, the average length of an S&P 500 CD&A has increased from 15.5 pages in 2012 to 17.7 pages in 2015.

In 2015, 85% of S&P 500 companies received a "For" recommendation from ISS for their Say on Pay proposal for a second consecutive year.

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Center Releases New 162(m) Practice Brief, As Investors and Advisors Start to Make Preferences Known

January 13, 2018 [Center News Story]

As companies begin to determine the implications of the changes to section 162(m) under the …

Intel Exec Stock Trades Ignite Clawback, 10b5-1 Debate

January 12, 2018 [Center News Story]

With the announcement of major processor security flaws in the past week, significant …

Delaware Supreme Court Rolls Back Shareholder Ratification Defense for Director Awards

January 12, 2018 [Center News Story]

Non-employee director equity awards which are not specifically approved by shareholders or …

Defined Contribution or Defined Benefit SERPs Still Offered By Fifty Percent of Companies, Says NQDC Plan Survey

January 12, 2018 [Center News Story]

Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation (NQDC) Plans remain the most common executive …

Continuing 2017 Trend, Executive Pay Remains Top Concern for UK, EU Shareholders

January 12, 2018 [Center News Story]

Executive pay will continue to be a top-tier issue for European investors of EU and UK …

The Year Ahead: Executive Compensation: Pay Ratio Disclosures Take Center Stage as Full Complement of SEC Commissioners Breaks Logjam

January 6, 2018 [Center News Story]

As companies prepare for the first year of pay ratio proxy disclosures, the SEC will be at a …