Oil giant BP, which last year lost its advisory vote on its remuneration report at its AGM, has reduced the pay of its chief executive, Bob Dudley, and will propose a simpler pay policy to shareholders at this year’s meeting on 17th May.… Read the rest
An outcry from politicians and the public has forced Canadian train and aeroplane manufacturer Bombardier to back track on planned pay rises for executives after it had announced job losses and accepted a loan from its government.
Following the release of the notice of its annual general meeting in May and its annual disclosure of executive remuneration there were public protests outside the Bombardier headquarters in Quebec against the pay rises.… Read the rest
FTSE 250 construction company Crest Nicholson, which emphasises its sustainable approach to housing developments, had its remuneration report rejected by shareholders at its AGM this week. There was a 58% vote against the non-binding annual remuneration implementation report. In a separate binding vote on the company’s remuneration policy there was a 96% vote in favour.… Read the rest
Demand for CEO pay ratios has increased with initiatives in the US and UK focusing on the discrepancies between director and employee pay and the need for more regulation.
US Democratic Senator Bob Menendez and eight other senators have written to Michael Piwowar, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to urge him to implement the CEO pay ratio rule which would require companies to disclose the ratio between chief executive (CEO) pay and the pay of their median worker.… Read the rest
WPP, whose chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell last year caused headlines for a £70m pay package, has announced its final investment performance figures for its controversial long term incentive scheme, LEAP.
The WPP figures show that Sir Martin Sorrell would receive £41.5m from the LEAP scheme for 2016 – compared with their value of 20.69m when the shares were granted in 2012.… Read the rest
More evidence of board gender diversity challenges were recently revealed, this time in Singapore. Female directors at companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) are paid 56.8% of male directors’ remuneration on average indicating a 43.2% pay gap according to research by the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Business School.… Read the rest
Travel company, Thomas Cook received a warning on pay this week at its AGM when the voting results showed that some investors at starting to take a joined up approach to remuneration-related voting. This is a signal to all companies seeking approval for their remuneration policies and new incentive plans this year that shareholders do not want the potential for excessive awards under these schemes.… Read the rest
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking comments from companies are encountering as they look to comply with the CEO Pay Ratio disclosure rule which took effect for financial years from 1st January 2017. The rule, hotly debated by business and investors alike, requests companies to disclose the ratio of the median of the annual total pay of all employees to the annual total pay of the chief executive.… Read the rest
Despite attempts at investor engagement, tobacco firm Imperial Brands has withdrawn the resolution amending its policy at its AGM next week (1st February). The company said that that the decision followed consultations with shareholders, and that the existing policy approved by shareholders at its 2015 AGM will continue to apply.… Read the rest
The UK’s Pension’s and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has advised its pension fund members to act more strongly on executive pay. It is advising funds oppose the re-election of the remuneration committee chair as a company director if they decide as shareholders to vote against a company’s remuneration policy.… Read the rest
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