Corporate Governance

2015 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

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We surveyed the Top 100 US Public Companies 22 % of board seats at the Top 100 Companies were held by women of the Top 100 Companies have policies that require an incumbent director who is not re-elected to tender a resignation 80 8 of the Top 100 Companies were the subject of an activist campaign 15 of the Top 100 Companies announced plans to submit a proxy access by-law proposal at the 2016 annual meeting 99 % of the Top 100 Companies that held a say-on-pay vote in 2015 received approval 25 % of the Top 100 Companies provided an up-front proxy summary highlighting key points of the entire proxy, a 25% increase from 2014 of the Top 100 Companies had an increase in dollar value of director equity awards, which ranged from $5,000 to $70,000 24

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