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Tag Archives: compensation

A Radical Shift to Say-On-Pay under OBCA’s Bill 101

Posted in Continuous & Timely Disclosure, Corporate Governance
Shareholder Control over Executive Compensation under Bill 101 Bill 101, An Act to Amend the Business Corporations Act (Bill 101), proposes a number of updates to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA). Introduced as a private member’s bill in early March, Bill 101 aims to shift power to shareholders through amendments in areas such as… Continue Reading

CSA Provides Results of Survey Reviewing Types of Representative Incentives

Posted in Securities Regulatory Authorities
On December 15, 2016, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 33-318 Review of Practices Firms Use to Compensate and Provide Incentives to their Representatives (Notice) summarizing the results of a survey conducted in 2014 that gathered information relating to compensation arrangements and incentive practices that firms use to motivate their representatives (Survey).… Continue Reading

Summary of the BDO 2016 Survey of CEO/CFO Compensation Practices at Mid-Market Public Companies

Posted in Continuous & Timely Disclosure
Method In November of 2016, BDO USA LLP released a survey of the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) compensation practices at 600 mid-market public companies in the United States. Data collected from proxy statements filed between April 2015 and March 2016 was analyzed in the aggregate and categorically by the five… Continue Reading

Responding to the Activist: Compensating the Special Committee

Posted in Contested Situations, Corporate Governance, Directors & Officers, Mergers & Acquisitions
As we have noted in our previous post, a special committee appointed to lead a company’s response to an activist can expect to receive a greater degree of public scrutiny, but may take comfort from the fact that the legal standard against which its members will be judged will not change.  While that should provide… Continue Reading

Proposed Amendments to the Toronto Stock Exchange Company Manual

Posted in Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stock Exchanges
On November 28, 2013, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) published proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual (the Manual) and requested comments on the proposed amendments (the Amendments), such comments to be delivered by January 13, 2014. The proposed amendments would 1) amend Section 611 of the Manual to allow issuers listed on the TSX… Continue Reading