Short Takes

Section 162(m) FAQs Under the House and Senate Tax Bills   | Here are some questions and answers regarding how the House and Senate tax bills (as of Nov. 17, 2017) would alter the landscape of Code Section 162(m), the $1 million annual cap on deductibility of executive compensation: 1 – What big changes are in store [read more]

2017 Director Compensation Study   | This represents Steven Hall & Partners’ eleventh annual study of compensation paid to non-employee directors.  Our review included 600 companies in the following three groups: Top 200 – 200 companies with the largest revenues in fiscal 2016 Mid Cap 200 – 200 companies included in [read more]

2017 Say on Pay Voting Results   | As of October 20, 2017: 2,873 companies have held Say on Pay Votes in 2017 Average vote 91% For 8% Against 1% Abstain 75% of companies received greater than 90% "For" votes 31 companies have failed Also see: 2017 Say on Frequency Voting Results Companies [read more]

2017 Say on Frequency Vote Results   | 2017 represents the second time most companies are required to include a Say on Frequency vote in proxy statements. As of October 20, 2017: 2,102 companies have held Say on Frequency votes in 2017 Companies and shareholders have overwhelmingly been in favor of an annual [read more]

Companies that failed Say on Pay in 2017   | 31 companies have failed with an average 61% ‘Against’ vote