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May 15, 2020

Agenda – Boards Risk Being ‘Tone Deaf’ on Director Comp

As proxy season approaches its climax next week, few boards have made decisions about how to approach equity grants that will be awarded to directors in conjunction with annual meeting dates. However, compensation consultants are warning about a failure to address the misalignment between the number of shares awarded to executives at the start of the year before the crisis impacted stock prices with the grants that will be made to directors in the coming weeks.

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May 15, 2020

Agenda – Will Special Committees Prevail in the Pandemic?

Dividing duties across the full board has been the approach seen most frequently by Robin Ferracone, CEO of compensation consultancy Farient Advisors and a director on the board of pet insurance company Trupanion. She isn’t familiar with any boards that are relying on a small group of directors to take charge.

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May 15, 2020

Bloomberg Quint – Musk on Cusp of $730 Million Award, Even After Tweet Tanks Stock

Not even a pandemic — or a tweet — can push Elon Musk off the path toward claiming the first piece of his moonshot pay package. Barring a sudden and massive plunge in the electric-car maker’s market value, its chief executive officer is poised to meet the final performance threshold needed to claim the first of 12 tranches as early as next week, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

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May 11, 2020

Farient CEO Pay Ratio Tracker Update – May 11, 2020

Welcome to the ninth installment of Farient’s Pay Ratio TrackerTM update. Each week, we focus on the companies with the highest and lowest CEO-to-median-employee pay ratios. This week, we explore the highs and lows of the last week of April’s pay ratio disclosure with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) and TripAdvisor (TRIP).

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May 5, 2020

Farient CEO Pay Ratio Tracker Update – May 5, 2020

Welcome to the eighth installment of Farient’s Pay Ratio TrackerTM update. Each week, we focus on the companies with the highest and lowest CEO-to-median-employee pay ratios. This week, we explore the highs and lows of the third week of April’s pay ratio disclosure with The TJX Companies (TJX) and Penumbra PEN).

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