Both Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) have issued their policy updates for the 2015 proxy season. This Client Alert focuses on their policy updates concerning compensation matters. ISS has introduced changes to its policy for evaluating equity plan proposals and has also revised certain thresholds used in the quantitative tests for the pay-for-performance evaluation of say-on-pay proposals. Glass Lewis provided more context regarding its say-on-pay policy and also provided more details regarding how it evaluates employee stock purchase plan proposals. This Client Alert also provides details on how companies can provide updated peer group information to Equilar so it gets utilized by Glass Lewis in its pay-for-performance evaluations.
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