GEO’s National Equity Compensation Forum
Lessons Learned – Designing Effective Equity Incentive Programs in a Pay for Performance Environment (10/24/13 11:15 – 12:15)
Say-on-Pay forces in today’s environment have prompted many companies to shift towards “best practices” as a way to mitigate the risks of shareholder scrutiny. This exciting session will showcase tools for evaluating pay and performance relationships, discuss how to balance external standards of good governance and investor expectations with sound business strategy and highlight specific plan pitfalls to avoid. The discussion will also focus on the current debate regarding realized and realizable pay, particularly as it relates to equity compensation prior to vest and exercise and discuss alternative definitions and ways to enhance CD&A disclosure regarding the alignment between pay and performance. Using Jabil Circuit, an $18 billion electronics manufacturer, as a case study, the panel will show you how to ensure your equity programs align pay for performance and how this alignment can be communicated to shareholders in ways which enhance the likelihood of a favorable Say-on-Pay vote.
Crowd-Sourcing for Long-Term Incentive Compensation? (10/25/13 2:30 – 3:30)
Now more than ever external influences play an increasing role in the design of incentive compensation programs. This all-star panel will discuss how incentive compensation has evolved—considering the impact of external factors such as Say-on-Pay and shareholder advisories like ISS and Glass Lewis. Internal considerations, such as reputational risks to directors and the tension external forces have on management and on employees in general, will also be discussed. Attend this session and find out current trends in performance based long-term incentives and the relative pros and cons of optics (both internally and externally), accounting and tax implications.