Web Seminar: "Say-on-Pay" II:
An Investor's Perspective on Engaging Companies
Thursday, April 2, 2009
12:00 PM EDT |
11:00 AM CDT | 10:00 AM MDT | 9:00 AM PDT
what has worked and what has not worked in the UK, where
“say-on-pay” votes have become common over the past few years.
Georgeson Inc. and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Hamilton LLP invite you to participate in our upcoming
second interactive web seminar addressing the "say-on-pay" votes for
TARP recipients of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, as well as other U.S. public companies.
The one-hour program will include a panel with Rhonda L.
Brauer, Senior Vice President – Corporate Governance,
Georgeson, and Mary E. Alcock, Cleary Gottlieb
executive compensation Counsel, and special guest Bess Joffe,
Associate Director of Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd.,
which is owned by the UK’s largest pension fund, the British Telecom
The panel will discuss topics such as:
What should US
companies that are facing “say-on-pay” votes, this year, be doing
right now to engage their shareholders?
What types of
company-shareholder engagements have been successful and
With whom do
shareholders most want to engage on executive compensation issues?
shareholders decide how to vote on “say-on-pay” resolutions?
significant differences can be expected from the UK versus the US
experience with “say-on-pay”?
What should US
companies be thinking about now and in the off-season, for a
“say-on-pay” resolution that will be submitted to shareholders,
either voluntarily or involuntarily, in 2010?
What are some
of the legal and strategic proxy solicitation issues raised by
shareholder preferences for company engagement on “say-on-pay”?
Georgeson Inc. — Georgeson, a
Computershare company, is the world’s leading provider of strategic
proxy and corporate governance advisory services to corporations and
shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. For over
half a century, Georgeson has specialized in complex solicitations
such as hostile and friendly acquisitions, proxy contests and
takeover defenses. For more information, visit
Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
— Founded in 1946 by lawyers committed to legal excellence,
internationalism and diversity, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
is a leading international law firm with approximately 1100 lawyers
around the world. Cleary Gottlieb has offices in New York,
Washington, D.C., Paris, Brussels, London, Moscow, Frankfurt,
Cologne, Rome, Milan, Hong Kong and Beijing. For more information,