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I previously blogged about certain compensation related updates to ISS’ proxy voting guidelines for 2020. With proxy season in full swing, I wanted to highlight some important compensation related changes to the Glass Lewis 2020 voting guidelines, a full copy of which can be found here.
- Contractual Payments and Arrangements. In their 2020 guidelines, Glass Lewis clarifies its policy for say-on-pay proposals with respect to the analysis of both ongoing and new contractual payments and executive entitlements. In particular, Glass Lewis has provided a list of certain executive employment terms that may result in a negative say-on-pay vote recommendation, which includes, but is not limited to: (i) excessively broad change in control triggers; (ii) inappropriate severance entitlements; (iii) inadequately explained or excessive sign-on arrangements; (iv) guaranteed bonuses (especially multi-year guarantees); and (v) the failure to address any concerning practices in amended employment agreements.
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