Larry W. Miller with Innisfree to Speak at TKG’s Preparing for the Next Proxy Season Webcast

Larry W. Miller with Innisfree M&A Incorporated to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Preparing for the Next Proxy Season: Trends and Key Considerations Webcast

Online PR News – 11-October-2017 – 10/10/2017 - New York, NY – The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Larry W. Miller, Managing Director with Innisfree M&A Incorporated with will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Preparing for the Next Proxy Season: Trends and Key Considerations.” This event is scheduled for October 26, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/risk-and-compliance/business-and-corporation-risk-and-compliance/preparing-for-the-next-proxy-season

About Larry W. Miller

Larry W. Miller is a Managing Director of Innisfree M&A Incorporated. Mr. Miller focuses on providing strategic advice in M&A transactions, proxy contests, and annual and special shareholder meetings. In addition, he counsels clients on corporate governance and compensation issues, specializing in assisting issuers in obtaining favorable results on say-on-pay and equity plan proposals.

Prior to joining Innisfree, Mr. Miller was a litigation attorney associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore representing both issuers and dissidents in proxy contests and M&A transactions. After Cravath, Mr. Miller served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

Mr. Miller earned a B.A. from Amherst College, and a J.D. from the New York University of School of Law.

About Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Innisfree is a full service shareholder engagement firm providing clients with sound tactical and strategic advice and results-oriented implementation in proxy and consent solicitations (whether friendly or contested), tender and exchange offers, mergers, rights offerings, strategic restructurings and other domestic and cross-border transactions requiring action by public security-holders. Innisfree provides expert consulting services on a wide range of matters, including shareholder activism, executive compensation proposals, corporate governance issues and investor relations.

Abstract

As companies make their way into the 2018 proxy season, they should be aware of significant changes and developments that are expected for next year. The controversial CEO pay ratio rules take effect for the first time in the 2018 proxy season. Under these rules, public companies must disclose ratio comparing median employee compensation to CEO compensation. The panel will discuss the disclosure requirements, how the ratio is calculated, recent guidance from the SEC and areas of particular concern.

The panel will also discuss proxy access and other trends in shareholder engagement expected for the 2018 proxy season. Proxy access, which gives rights to shareholders to nominate directors for inclusion in the company's annual meeting proxy statement, has been a hot topic for several years, and the panel will address market trends and developments to date. Other focuses for shareholder engagement in 2018 include the shareholder campaign for board diversity, and the increasing success of climate change and other shareholder proposals on the environment.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders, professionals and institutional investors brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and key considerations in preparing for the next proxy season. Speakers will go beyond the basics and will present to the audience the best strategies and practical tips to avoid potential risks and pitfalls surrounding this significant topic.

Key topics include:

• Review of the CEO Pay Ratio Rules, including recent SEC guidance and particular areas of concern
• The Shareholder Proxy Access Mechanism
• How is it being used/Is it being used?
• Wait-and-See Approach Vs Preemptively Adopting Proxy Access
• The Basics of "Fix-It" Proposals
• The Campaign for Board Diversity
• Trends in Shareholder Proposals
• Practical Tips and Advice; and
• Other Recent Trends, Developments, and Updates

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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