NYSE and NASDAQ Propose Changes to Implement SEC's Final Rules on Independence of Compensation Committees and Their Advisers
On September 25, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") and, on September 26, 2012, the NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") filed proposed changes to their rules for listed companies with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The NYSE and NASDAQ proposed rule changes are intended to implement the final rules the SEC passed in June 2012 to comply with the provisions of Section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which added Section 10C to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This Client Alert provides an overview of these proposed changes, the proposed timing for their implementation, and Exequity's commentary on the rules.
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