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SEC Approves Nasdaq Rules on Disclosure of Director Compensation

On July 1, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved changes to Nasdaq Listing Rules 5250 and 5615 requiring Nasdaq-listed companies to publicly disclose compensation or other arrangements by third parties to directors or nominees for director. The new requirements take effect July 31, 2016.

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NASDAQ Compensation Committee Certification is Now Available

In January 2013, the SEC approved the new listing standards proposed by NASDAQ for independent compensation committees and compensation consultants, legal counsel and other advisors. In November 2013, NASDAQ amended those listing standards and required companies to certify their company’s compliance with, or exemption from, these amended compensation committee listing rules. In January 2014, NASDAQ released the certification form. The certification must be provided to NASDAQ no later than 30 calendar days after the company’s first annual shareholder’s meeting occurring after January 15, 2014, or October 31, 2014, whichever is earlier. 

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Nasdaq’s New Compensation Committee Certification Requirement

In January 2013, the SEC approved the new listing standards proposed by Nasdaq for independent compensation committees and compensation consultants, legal counsel and other advisors. These new listing standards, adopted as required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and new SEC Rule 10C-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, are designed to promote the independence of compensation committee members, consultants and advisors. 

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