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November 12, 2009 Forum Report:

Inviting Views of Information Needed to Vote on Pay



Forum Report: “Say on Pay”


Inviting Views of Information Needed to Vote on Pay

Please tell us your views as an investor about what information will be useful in your proxy voting decisions concerning executive compensation.

The Shareholder Forum has just initiated an independent survey of a wide sampling of marketplace investors to help participants in our "Say on Pay" program understand what information corporate managers and research professionals should be providing. It will be very useful to know how those of you who have been actively following "Say on Pay" issues would answer the same questions. Your responses will of course be anonymous, but will be registered through a different web site link so that we can analyze Forum participant responses separately from the broader marketplace responses.

Please take 2 minutes to offer your views of the importance of information alternatives. The questionnaire can be reached by this link for Forum participants:

Results of the survey will of course be reported to all Forum participants, and will also be posted on the "Say on Pay 2009" clearinghouse web site.

Your guidance will be appreciated.


GL – November 12, 2009


Gary Lutin

Lutin & Company

575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor

New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212-605-0335






This Forum program is open, free of charge, to anyone concerned with investor interests relating to shareholder advisory voting on executive compensation, referred to by activists as "Say on Pay." As stated in the posted Conditions of Participation, the Forum's purpose is to provide decision-makers with access to information and a free exchange of views on the issues presented in the program's Forum Summary. Each participant is expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

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