NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgeson, a Computershare company, and the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder consulting services to corporations and shareholder groups, announced the release of the 29th Annual Corporate Governance Review, a comprehensive analysis of annual meetings, shareholder initiatives and proxy contests for US public companies.
"For the second year in a row, proxy access dominated the proxy season and the developments in the second half of 2016 point to continued focus on this issue in 2017," said Rajeev Kumar, CFA, senior managing director of Georgeson US and author of the Review.
The Review includes a complete set of proxy voting data, including year-over-year summary trends and detailed company vote results. Other key topics examined include:
- Increasing push for diversity and tenure reforms in boardrooms
- Say on pay and focus on pay-for-performance alignment
- Record number of majority "For" votes for Environmental & Social proposals
- Shareholder activism and contested solicitations
Georgeson has collected and published statistics on corporate governance proposals since 1987, the year institutional investors first sponsored shareholder proposals. A 2016 European report was also published and can be found here.
To view the complete 2016 Annual Corporate Governance Review, including the proposals and contests covered and Georgeson's analysis of the outcomes, visit http://www.georgeson.com/us/resource/Pages/acgr.aspx.
Georgeson is the world's foremost provider of strategic shareholder services to corporations and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation for annual meetings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions. Our core proxy expertise is enhanced with and complemented by our strategic consulting services, including solicitation strategy, corporate governance analysis, vote projections and insight into investor ownership and voting profiles. Our local presence and global footprint allow us to analyze and mitigate operational risk associated with various corporate actions worldwide. For more information, visit www.georgeson.com.
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