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April 6, 2023

Transcript: “The Top Compensation Consultants Speak”

We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast “The Top Compensation Consultants Speak” in which Blair Jones of Semler Brossy, Ira Kay of Pay Governance and Jan Koors of Pearl Meyer shared their insights on these topics:

– Early Trends in Pay vs. Performance Disclosures

– Clawback Policies: Strategic Views

– 10b5-1 Plans and Practices

– Compensation Committee Role in Human Capital Management

– Compensation Committee Role in ESG; Trends in Non-Financial Incentive Metrics

– Director Compensation Trends

During the webcast, Ira Kay described a soon-to-be released Pay Governance study that used PVP data by 50 large S&P 500 companies that filed their proxies on or before March 10, 2023 to calculate the level of alignment of “compensation actually paid” with TSR, relative TSR, GAAP net income, and the company selected measure. The study, which has now been released, concluded that the vast majority of companies have directionally aligned changes in CAP and cumulative TSR and argues that these findings support shareholders’ consistently strong support for say-on-pay proposals.

Meredith Ervine