"Say-on-Pay: A Primer for TARP Companies"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

12:00- 12:45 pm eastern [archive to follow; there will be no transcript for this webcast]


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Under the SEC Staff's latest guidance regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, companies receiving TARP funds must hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation arrangements this year. This poses a number of challenges for those companies, who are grappling with what they need to do now.

Join these experts:

  • Mark Borges, Principal, Compensia
  • Ning Chiu, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Dave Lynn, Editor, CompensationStandards.com and Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Carol Bowie, Head, RiskMetrics' Governance Institute

Among the important topics the webcast will cover:

  • What should the say-on-pay disclosure look like?
  • What open issues are there? How should those issues be addressed?
  • What should companies who have already filed definitive proxy materials do?
  • How much leeway do companies have in framing their say-on-pay proposals? What are 'best practices'?
  • How will RiskMetrics' ISS evaluate these say-on-pay proposals?
  • What happens if a TARP company fails to include say-on-pay? What are the penalties? Who has jurisdiction?

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