November 2, 2020

Agenda: What a Biden Win Means for Comp Committees

Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of compensation consultancy Farient Advisors, agrees that a Biden administration would certainly equate to changes in the tax code.

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October 28, 2020

Agenda: ‘Excessive Personal Payday’ – Payouts Raise Hackles

Until two years ago, Noble shareholders had historically shown overwhelming approval for the company’s annual say-on-pay proposals, with between 89% and 98% voting in support from the years 2011 to 2018, according to Farient Advisors’ Say on Pay Tracker

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October 28, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Bonuses before bankruptcy: Companies doled out millions to executives before filing for Chapter 11

Since the pandemic took hold in March, at least 18 large companies have rewarded executives with six- and seven-figure payouts before asking bankruptcy courts to shield them from landlords, suppliers and other creditors while they restructured, the Post review found. They collectively meted out more than $135 million, documents show, while listing $79 billion in debts.

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October 2, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Shale Companies Had Lousy Returns. Their CEOs Got Paid Anyway

The leaders of U.S. shale companies received some of the largest executive pay increases in corporate America, even as their shareholders lost billions of dollars, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found.

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September 17, 2020

FEI Daily – The Push and Pull of Executive Bonuses and Bankruptcy

Nothing makes media headlines faster than jaw-dropping executive incentive payouts and/or retention bonuses paid prior to a company’s bankruptcy filing. Within this context, the impact of COVID-19 has been uneven across sectors and has contributed to poor performance across various industries.

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