Publicly-traded issuers losing (or about to lose) Emerging Growth Company (“EGC”) status will have to include a CD&A within their proxy statement. Since CD&A disclosure significantly drives compensation design, issuers losing EGC status will need to consider various business points that will likely change their compensatory programs. Such business points include: (i) memorializing a compensation philosophy, (ii) establishing performance incentives that “disclose” well, (iii) discussing compensation governance mechanisms, and (iv) deciding whether to appease the thoughts from institutional shareholder advisory services such as ISS. Sound easy enough? Yes, but only if the Compensation Committee is adequately informed and has time to consider and implement any compensatory changes.
On October 11, 2018 (10:00 am Central), we are hosting a webinar entitled “Compensation Changes Due to Loss of EGC Status (Phase II of II).” The purpose of this webinar is to discuss business points that an issuer losing EGC status will need to consider with respect to its compensatory programs. Click here to register: “Compensation Changes Due to Loss of EGC Status (Phase II of II).” And as always, our monthly webinar series is FREE.