Say on Pay Frequency Recommendations for Week of January 24, 2011

From Say-on-Pay.com

The Say on Pay Frequency Tracking page has been updated to reflect proxies filed through January 30, 2011.

Triennial SWOP still remains the frequency recommended by a majority of the companies that have filed their proxies so far — I might even say it appears to be the break-out star. Of course, the voting of several SWOP proposals was announced this week too, i.e., for Monsantoand Roebling Financial where Triennial was not embraced by Monsanto’s shareholders but was embraced by Roebling Financial’s shareholders.

Several well-known companies this week filed proxies and indicated their preference for the say on pay vote frequencies:

  • Annual: Starbucks Corporation, The Walt Disney Company
  • Triennial: Alberto-Culver Company, Applied Materials, Inc., Franklin Resources, Inc.

Here are the current stats:

  • Annual: 59 (28.5%)
  • Biennial: 13 (6.3%)
  • Triennial: 123 (59.4%)
  • No recommendation: 12 (5.8%)

Total companies tracked: 207

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Say on Pay Frequency Recommendations for Week of January 3, 2011

From www.say-on-pay.com

The Say on Pay Frequency Tracking page has been updated to reflect proxies filed through the end of 2010.

Triennial SWOP still remains the frequency recommended by a majority of the companies that have filed their proxies so far.  That being said, several well-known companies this week recommended annual say on pay vote frequencies, i.e., Apple (had annual vote in 2010), TD Ameritrade, and Hillenbrand.

Here are the current stats:

  • Annual: 25 (28.1%)
  • Biennial: 9 (10.1%)
  • Triennial: 47 (52.8%)
  • No recommendation: 8 (9.0%)

Total companies tracked: 89

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New Say on Pay Site Launched

With all the focus recently on Say on Pay issues, I have launched a new website to focus on Say on Pay, www.say-on-pay.com. The site is in its early stages (just went up today – 12/15/2010), but I hope to add to it over the next week so it becomes a useful resource to companies as they contemplate Say on Pay issues.  I’ve dedicated a page to tracking the say on pay vote frequency recommendations from companies, and have it updated through the proxies filed today, http://say-on-pay.com/say-on-pay-frequency-tracking/.

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myStockoptions.com Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Employees Understand Equity Awards

I’m a bit late in mentioning this, but earlier this summer myStockOptions.com reached its 10 year anniversary of helping employees understand their equity awards.  In the words of Bruce Brumberg, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of myStockOptions.com:

www.myStockOptions.com reached the 10 year milestone as a website in June. It launched at the what turned out to be the high point of employee stock options and the dot.com boom. It survived and evolved as equity compensation changed to cover all types of stock grants, with engaging content, tools, and self-study courses on restricted stock, stock options, performance shares, SARs, and ESPPs.

While it was created for employees with its financial planning and tax focus, it has also developed a strong following with professionals in HR, finance, compensation, and legal areas. Its editorial content and tools have won many awards, plus a US patent. For an interesting take by the site’s editors on how equity compensation has evolved since the site started, read the article on the site: “Five Major Developments In Equity Compensation Of The Past Decade.” http://fb.me/Dciyw1Ru

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