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Nov 12, 2014

ISS Publishes 2015 Proxy Voting Guideline Updates

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On November 6, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. released the 2015 updates to its benchmark proxy voting policies, having received comments to the draft policies it released on October 15, 2014. The final 2015 policies are substantially similar to the two updates included in the draft policies—the first relating to management equity compensation plan proposals and the second relating to independent board chair shareholder proposals. The 2015 policies also include additional updates relating to litigation rights and certain environmental and social issues. The 2015 policies generally will be effective for shareholder meetings of publicly traded companies held on or after February 1, 2015.

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John J. Cannon III

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Stephen T. Giove

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Kenneth J. Laverriere

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Doreen E. Lilienfeld

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Linda Rappaport

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