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CII believes that executive compensation should be transparent and tied tightly to corporate performance, create value for the long-term and advance a company’s strategic goals. Executive compensation is the most critical and visible aspect of a company’s corporate governance. Directors' decisions about CEO pay speak volumes about the board’s accountability to shareowners. Too often, the story they tell is a dismaying one: overly generous pay packages for under-performing senior executives. CII corporate governance policies provide best-practice standards for an array of executive compensation approaches and programs.

Resources & Advocacy
CII corporate governance policies on executive compensation
Equilar Pay-for-Performance Analytics tool (General Members only)
Aug 16, 2013 CII letter to SEC on disclosure of pay versus performance
May 23, 2013 Podcast: Inside Track with Broc: Jeff Mahoney on Rule 10b5-1 Plans
Jan. 18, 2012 Teleconference: Federal Reserve Initiative on Bank Pay Practices
 
Correspondence
July 23, 2014 CII Letter to Subcommittee on Capital Markets re SEC hearing
June 11, 2014 CII letter to the Financial Reporting Council on proposed revisions to the U.K. Corporate Governance Code
March 11, 2014 CII letter to SEC on Draft Strategic Plan
Feb. 24, 2014 CII letter to Industry Canada regarding its Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act
Feb 11, 2014 CII letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on proposed national banking rules
Nov. 6, 2013 CII letter to SEC on the proposed rule to implement section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act
Attachment: Proposed Rule to Implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act
Aug. 16, 2013 CII letter to SEC regarding pay versus performance
May 9, 2013 CII follow-up letter to the SEC on potential misuse of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans
Jan. 7, 2013 CII letter to NYSE on Simon Property Group stock incentive plan
Dec. 28, 2012 CII letter to SEC on potential misuse of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans for executive sales of company stock
Nov. 1, 2012 CII comment letter to SEC about NYSE's proposed listing standard rules for compensation committees
Letter references CII definition of independent director
Nov. 1, 2012 CII comment letter to SEC about Nasdaq's proposed listing standard rules for compensation committees
Letter references CII definition of independent director