ISS Finalizes Updates to its FAQs on Compensation Policies and Equity Compensation Plans

January 3, 2019

ISS recently released updates to its Frequently Asked Questions on U.S. Compensation Policies and Equity Compensation Plans.

The FAQs are intended to provide general guidance regarding the way in which ISS will analyze certain issues as it prepares proxy analyses and determines vote recommendations for U.S. public companies.

A summary of updates to the FAQs is provided below.  In addition to the ISS and Glass Lewis proxy voting guidelines that were released in the fall of 2018, U.S. public companies should consider the applicability of the ISS FAQs in light of their individual facts and circumstances.

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This article was republished as, “Finalized ISS FAQ Updates on Compensation Policies and Equity Compensation Plans,” by Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation on January 27, 2019.