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2010-08-16 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With the specter of dramatic regulatory changes hovering over them, U.S. public companies have been acting aggressively to streamline corporate governance practices and establish their executive compensation priorities, according to Shearman & Sterling's eighth annual Corporate Governance Surveys of the 100 largest U.S. public companies. This year's surveys -- the eighth annual examination of general governance practices and director and executive...

2010-07-20 16:59:00

WOOD RIVER, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YTB International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a provider of e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, today announced a change in the Company's executive compensation program. In order to ensure the Company continues its best practices related to executive...

2010-07-20 05:00:00

New Report Examines Mutual Fund Proxy Voting Patterns on Executive Compensation WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In a report released today, "Compensation Complicity: Mutual Fund Proxy Voting and the Overpaid American CEO," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), The Corporate Library and Shareowners.org analyzed mutual fund voting patterns on compensation issues in 2009. The authors found that mutual funds voted in favor of management proposals on...

2010-07-15 15:44:00

Teamsters Leader Says Re-regulation Could Help Create Jobs WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa praised Congress today for passing a landmark bill to re-regulate the U.S. financial service industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) The Teamsters have supported regulation of private equity firms and derivatives, as well as stronger protection for...

2010-06-30 14:14:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows that a decrease in short-term incentive is poorly received by shareholders, contrary to the stated mission of large institutional shareholders. Moreover, the study shows that companies with a poor past performance and profitability react stronger upon the announcement of changes in executive compensation. Based on a study by James F. Reda & Associates, LLC, an independent executive compensation and corporate governance consulting...

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2010-05-26 11:45:00

Why have CEO salaries skyrocketed over the past 20 years? Much of the blame lies in the practice of compensation benchmarking, say the authors of a study to be published next week in the American Journal of Sociology. Benchmarking is a standard practice in American corporations. When setting pay, compensation committees use peer groups of executives at comparable firms to establish a "fair" market wage their CEOs. But according to the study, led by sociologist Thomas DiPrete from Columbia...

2010-05-07 15:45:00

WHIPPANY, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, today announced that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Supervisors (the "Board") recently adopted an Equity Holding Policy which establishes guidelines for the level of Partnership equity holdings that members of the Board and executive management are...

2010-04-05 16:11:00

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In late February 2010, James F. Reda & Associates released their latest performance metrics study. This study provides a review of the SEC filings regarding choice of performance metrics, weight of long-term incentive vehicles and pay-for-performance curves for both short- and long-term incentive plans for 200 of the S&P 500 companies for the three-year period ending in 2008. Companies continue to shift away from stock options. Shareholders are...

2010-03-29 09:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate board pay levels are flat or down compared to last year, according to The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)'s annual Director Compensation Survey: 2009-2010. Created in partnership with consulting firm Pearl Meyer & Partners, the report examines director pay trends among public boards in four size categories, along with a fifth category of the Top 200 companies - ranging in revenues from $50 million to over $10 billion...

2010-03-26 14:25:00

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite average profit increases of +20% and shareholder returns of +37%, CEO pay remained flat in 2009, according to a study of 76 early filers with revenues greater than $10 billion recently completed by executive compensation consultants Steven Hall & Partners. "On its face, CEO pay increases are nonexistent, driven largely by declines in equity awards as valued on the date of grant. However, the picture may not be all that bleak for these...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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