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Announced Pay Reductions

Pay reductions are as of June 30, 2020

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Meridian is currently tracking announced pay reductions within the oil and gas space. The largest number of reductions to date have been announced in the oilfield services sector. We’re planning on regularly updating this list and re-posting at https://www.meridiancp.com/insights/energy/ Oilfield…

Boardroom Comp Under COVID-19

As seen in Corporate Board Member - Director pay will, of course, be transformed in the current environment. But what that means and how it plays out will vary widely. A roadmap.

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Pre-pandemic, board compensation practices had become static and homogeneous, even as the role of non-employee directors continued to expand—but that was before the pandemic launched a global economic crisis. CBM recently spoke with Jim Heim, a lead consultant with Meridian…

Long-Term Incentives: Before, During and After COVID-19

This Client Update addresses some of the LTI-related considerations as companies strategize next steps.

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In response to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, companies have announced a litany of executive compensation-related actions including layoffs, furloughs, base salary reductions and much more. For long-term incentives (“LTI”), most companies have adopted a “wait and see” approach with…

Recent SEC Action Signals Agency’s Close Scrutiny of Company Perk Disclosures

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) recently assessed a $900,000 fine against Argo Group International Holdings due to the company’s failure to fully disclose CEO perquisites over a five-year period. This enforcement action represents one of a series of actions on perquisite disclosures and related matters that the SEC has undertaken against public companies over the last several years.

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Generally, perquisites and personal benefits constitute a relatively small portion of a named executive officer’s total compensation. Nonetheless, perquisites and personal benefits can draw significant scrutiny by investors and the media, especially in cases of unusual or outsized perquisites. Therefore,…