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Should We Cut Outside Director Compensation?

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In our last two postings, we highlighted a number of potential compensation implications for oil & gas companies in the current environment. Beginning with this update, we’ll select some key topics to review in a bit more depth. And, since…

2019 Say on Pay Outcomes in Oil & Gas Continue to Trail General Industry

Several oil & gas companies had a rough proxy season in 2019, with overall lukewarm shareholder support for executive pay programs in the industry.

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While many companies received kudos from investors for the addition of returns-oriented incentive metrics, others struggled to demonstrate pay-for-performance alignment or continued to make aggressive pay actions despite lackluster shareholder returns in 2018. In this posting, we take a look…

Best Practices for Transitioning the Compensation Committee Chair

Partner Michael Brittian shares his thoughts with Boardroom Resources.

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This blog is Part 2 in a Boardroom Resources series on compensation committees chairs. We identify the steps necessary for a smooth transition and outline action items for key players. In Part 1, we discussed how the role of the…

Why Tenure is Important for Today’s Compensation Committee Chair

Partner Michael Brittian talks tenure with Boardroom Resources.

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This blog is Part 1 in a Boardroom Resources series on compensation committee chairs. We discuss why rotating your compensation chair too quickly could impact your committee’s effectiveness. Read Part 2 here. Compensation committees face a tall order in today’s…

The Real Problem with the CEO Pay Ratio

SEC issued proposed rules on the CEO pay ratio rule are still no closer to finding out what’s going to be in the final rules, when they will be issued, or when they will be effective.

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It’s been more than a year since the SEC issued proposed rules on the CEO pay ratio rule, and we are still no closer to finding out what’s going to be in the final rules, when they will be issued,…

Compensation Implications of CEO Transitions

Executive Compensation Plays an Important Role in Planning for CEO Transitions

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It’s no secret that CEO succession and transition planning has become an increasingly hot topic in the boardroom and a focus of outside investors. Board committees responsible for succession planning are including this topic as a part of the ongoing…

Stock Options—Too early to administer last rites?

Companies are Gradually Doing Away with Stock Options in Favor Of Performance Shares

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In a recent Wall Street Journal article “Last Gasp for Stock Options?” the author takes a pretty grim view on the future of stock options. Is this really a bold new claim or is it old news? To be sure,…

2013 Proxy Disclosure Trends: Pay-for-Performance

Notable Pay-for-Performance Disclosures Made By Energy Companies This Year

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The 2013 proxy season is now in full swing, with dozens of energy industry companies having filed their latest proxy. One of the areas of significant attention this year is pay-for-performance disclosure. So far in 2013, we’ve already seen some…