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Oct 21, 2014

ISS Publishes 2015 Draft Policy Changes; Comments Due by October 29, 2014

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On October 15, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) published its key draft policy changes for the 2015 proxy season. There are only two proposed updates for the US. The first introduces a new “scorecard” approach to evaluating management equity compensation plan proposals and the second modifies the independent chair shareholder proposal voting policies. The open comment period closes on October 29, 2014 and ISS’s final 2015 US and international voting policies are expected to be released on or around November 7, 2014. The 2015 policies generally will be effective for shareholder meetings of publicly traded companies held on or after February 1, 2015.

View full memo, ISS Publishes 2015 Draft Policy Changes; Comments Due by October 29, 2014

Authors and Contributors

John J. Cannon III

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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Stephen T. Giove

Partner

Capital Markets

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Kenneth J. Laverriere

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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Doreen E. Lilienfeld

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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Clare O'Brien

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Linda Rappaport

Of Counsel

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