August 2016 L-Blast: Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value? | Special Fees for Board Chairs in Executive Transitions | Boardroom Battles

Dear All,
With the kids back in school, it seems like summer was over in the blink of an eye. Watching the Olympics has been incredible as the world’s best swimmer, Michael Phelps, continued to earn gold medal after gold medal. What makes him so incredible? His drive and determination to start. Likewise, you have the drive and determination to make your companies the best they can be.

On our quest to continue to help you, this month we have three really great articles and one video from WorldatWork.

The first article is an L&A original posing the question as to whether better governance really does improve shareholder value. L&A goes in depth to show the shifts and changes in policies and regulations. We also dive into the governance QuickScore, which uses a numeric, decile-based score that indicates a company’s governance risk relative to their index or region.

The second article is a piece L&A contributed to the Dallas Morning News. Covering the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it provides an insightful overview.

The third article, by Equilar, discusses special circumstances that dictate unique compensation for directors during a time of company change. Examples include mergers and acquisitions or other transactions, CEO transitions, lawsuits and financial statements. We found this article to be very interesting.

Lastly, we have a video presentation I did for WorldatWork last month. I discuss the top three battles in the boardroom: management’s involvement in executive compensation decisions, retention plans and incentive compensation — formula vs. discretion.

We hope you enjoy all that we have in this month’s L-Blast. Please let us know if there are any particular subjects you would like to learn more about. As always, we appreciate each and every one of you.
 
 
Sincerely,
Brent_Signature_white
Brent Longnecker and the L&A Team
Chairman and CEO
Longnecker & Associates
 


Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value?

As the influence and scope of public company governance advisory firms continues to widen,
L&A examines whether a higher governance score actually improves shareholder value.

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The 100 highest-paid CEOs in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Their median pay package increased 1% last year, representing a steep decline from double-digit growth in each of the previous two years.

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Special Fees for Board Chairs in Executive Transitions.

Directors serving on a board dedicate their time to a variety of tasks, including but not limited to overseeing company strategy, setting executive and director compensation, managing risk, assessing mergers and acquisitions, and making sure the company has good corporate governance practices.

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Boardroom Battles

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A look at conflicts over management’s involvement in executive compensation decisions,
retention plans and incentive compensation — formula vs. discretion.
 
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