Overwhelming Majority of Say-on-Pay Proposals Continue to Garner Support

Skadden's 2015 Insights - Governance

Regina Olshan Erica Schohn


The overall say-on-pay proportions for 2014 are not substantially different from those in prior years, with the overwhelming majority of companies easily getting majority support on say-on-pay proposals. Despite this seeming status quo, some companies have seen shifts in support of up to 30 percent or more, typically driven by year-over-year changes in proxy advisory firm recommendations.

2014 Say-on-Pay Proposal Support Levels Chart

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