SEC Issues Final Rules on Listing Standards for Compensation Committees

26 June 2012
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Key takeaways:

  • The SEC adopted final rules last week to implement the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to compensation committee independence and related proxy statement disclosure.
  • Each national securities exchange will be required to establish or revise their listing standards for the compensation committees of listed companies that address the committee's independence and procedures for selection of compensation advisers.
  • All issuers will be required to disclose the compensation committee's use of compensation consultants and any related conflicts of interest in the issuer's annual proxy statement.