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Equity Compensation in the news 2010

  1. 1. The Year that Was - 2010A Review of Equity Compensation inthe Media, Academia and Politics(nothing really happens inNovember and December)October 28, 2010
  2. 2. OCTOBER 2009
  3. 3. Oct. 2, 2009SEC may delayproxy rulesThe agency is studying rulechanges that would make iteasier to oust directors. A votemay not come until 2010.~Money Central, MSN.com
  4. 4. Oct. 12, 2009Option Grants Draw ScrutinyExecutives Receive Unusual Awards During Negotiationsin Spate of Large Mergers~Wall Street Journal
  5. 5. Oct. 22, 2009Obamas payczar KenFeinberg maycut pay of top100 executivesat bailed outcompanies~NYDailyNews.com
  6. 6. NOVEMBER 2009
  7. 7. Nov. 16, 2009Treasury Issues FinalRegulations underSection 6039
  8. 8. Nov. 19, 2009In Era of BenefitCuts, EmployeeEquity Plans Likelyto Survive~WorldatWork, PARC, Hewitt NewBridge Street
  9. 9. DECEMBER 2009
  10. 10. Dec. 11, 2009Pay Czar Puts$500K Limit onExecutiveCompensation~cbsnews.com
  11. 11. Dec. 23, 2009A Christmas Present from the SECThe Adoption of Final Executive Compensation Disclosure Requirements for the 2010 Proxy Season ~Veritas
  12. 12. JANUARY 2010
  13. 13. Jan. 2, 2010Silicon Valley takes anew look at stock options~Mercury News
  14. 14. Jan. 22, 2010House CommitteeHolds Hearing onCompensation inthe FinancialIndustry~Alston+Bird
  15. 15. Jan. 24, 2010Ex-Brocade ChiefReyes Gets 18 Monthsfor BackdatingFormer HR Chief Gets 2 Months~Bloomberg
  16. 16. FEBRUARY 2010
  17. 17. Henry Nicholas III TextFeb. 5, 2010SEC drops backdating suitagainst Broadcom figures~LA Times
  18. 18. Feb 24, 2010No IFRS Requirement Until2015 or Later Under New SECTimeline~Journal of Accountancy
  19. 19. Feb. 25, 2010Despite Downturn, Top Tech FirmsAwarded Big Restricted-StockGrants~Wall Street Journal
  20. 20. MARCH 2010
  21. 21. Mar. 7, 2010Dot-com bustripples stillfelt 10 yearslater~SF Chronicle
  22. 22. Mar. 17, 2010How StockOptionsBecame Toxic~Huffington Post
  23. 23. Mar. 25, 2010CEOs Defy Obama With More CashInstead of Pay for Performance~Bloomberg
  24. 24. APRIL 2010
  25. 25. Apr. 6, 2010 Facebook restricts employee stock salesFacebook announced its new policy last week to its 1,200 employees. ~San Jose Business Journal
  26. 26. Apr. 16, 2010UnitedHealthCEO reapsnearly $100million from Forgets to mention that itstock options was a cash and hold exercise~The Washington Post
  27. 27. MAY 2010
  28. 28. May 21, 2010The Senate onThursday approved afar-reaching financialregulatory bill, 59 to 39~New York Times
  29. 29. May 22, 2010 Exec Pay Needs“Performance Trusts” ~Barrons
  30. 30. May 25, 2010Moodys Staff Said ToHave Worked In FearStock options claimed to be linked todangerous change in culture.~hereisthecity.com
  31. 31. JUNE 2010
  32. 32. Jun. 3, 2010CEO pay windfalls:Stock options rise onmarket rally~Company Focus msn.com
  33. 33. Jun. 10, 2010Research Shows InvestorsCould Profit from ExecutiveStock OptionsA new research paper could serve as a cheat sheet tosavvy investors looking to capitalize on executive stockoptions~Rutgers Today
  34. 34. JULY 2010
  35. 35. Jul. 1, 2010 A lawsuit by a formerFidelity Investments CFO raises the question ofwhat happens to unvested stock options in a layoff. ~cfo.com
  36. 36. Jul. 23, 2010Ken Feinberg, The Special Masterfor TARP Executive CompensationConcludes the Review of PriorPayments~US Dept of Treasury Press Room
  37. 37. AUGUST 2010
  38. 38. Aug. 2, 2010SEC PushesCompaniesfor More RiskInformation~cfo.com
  39. 39. Aug. 6, 2010HP CEO Hurdto get $12MseverancepayoutStock options and grantscould be cashed in forpotentially millions more intotal compensation~Dayton Business Journal
  40. 40. SEPTEMBER 2010
  41. 41. Sep. 7, 2010Bring Back StockOptions AndMillion DollarSecretaries~Forbes
  42. 42. Sep. 10, 2010Dutch historystudent findsworlds oldestshare~Reuters
  43. 43. Sep. 21, 2010TD CEO toExercise Options,Hold Shares andDonate Portion toCharity~prnewswire.com
  44. 44. OCTOBER 2010
  45. 45. Oct. 4, 2010Massachusetts firms make bigblunders in reporting executive pay~The Boston Globe
  46. 46. Oct. 18, 2010SECProposeschanges toSec 951 -"Say on Pay"~sec.gov
  47. 47. Oct. 28, 2010Twin Cities NASPP HostsEquity Fueled Social Event~me
  48. 48. News, Networking andCalendar of Events~Equity Compensation Expertswww.equitycompensationexerts.groupsite.com
  49. 49. Dan WalterPresident and CEOPerformensationEmail: dwalter@performensation.comPhone: (415) 625-3406Web: www.performensation.commobile: +1-917-734-4649Twitter: @performensationSkype: performensationLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danwalterCompensation Cafe Blog: www.compensationcafe.comPresentation Library: www.slideshare.net/performensationEquity Compensation Experts:www.equitycompensationexperts.groupsite.comOctober 28, 2010

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