Tag: NASDAQ

Nasdaq proposes “golden leash” disclosure, but will it prohibit the practice?

by Cydney Posner At the end of January, Nasdaq filed with the SEC a rule proposal related to third-party compensation of directors in connection with their candidacy for and/or service on company boards, often referred to as “golden leash” arrangements.  Golden leash arrangements are most common in connection with board nominations […]

SEC’s investor advocate echoes concerns of SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee on Nasdaq Solicitation of Comments

by Cydney Posner The SEC’s Investor Advocate has issued a letter to Nasdaq concerning Nasdaq’s Solicitation of Comments regarding certain Nasdaq shareholder approval rules.  The comments largely echo the comments of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, which were fundamentally skeptical of  the Solicitation. (See this PubCo post.)

SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee takes on Nasdaq

by Cydney Posner At the January meeting of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, two Nasdaq representatives made a presentation regarding the recent Solicitation of Comments by the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, a standing independent advisory committee, regarding some of the Nasdaq shareholder approval rules.  The reaction of the […]

Nasdaq survey of corporate interaction with proxy advisory firms

by Cydney Posner Nasdaq and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of public companies to gain insight into companies’ interactions with ISS and Glass Lewis, the two primary proxy advisory firms, with regard to the 2015 proxy season.  Over 155 companies of all sizes and industries participated in […]

Nasdaq issues guidance regarding release of material news around market close (reposted)

by Cydney Posner On the heels of the NYSE rule amendment related to material news and trading halts (see this PubCo post ), as noted in thecorporatecounsel.net blog, Nasdaq has followed suit with this Issuer Alert.  The Alert does not reflect a rule change, but does provide guidance regarding the […]

Regulatory salmagundi

by Cydney Posner Release of no-review letters. As you know, the SEC has been releasing the give and take of comment letter correspondence with registrants for a number of years.  Now the SEC has announced that, beginning July 1, 2015, Corp Fin will begin releasing no-review letters on EDGAR with […]

Nasdaq proposes to require disclosure of written denial of initial listing

by Cydney Posner At the end of last year, Nasdaq filed with the SEC a rule proposal that would require companies to disclose denial of listing applications. Under the proposal, a company that receives a written determination denying its application for listing must, within four business days, make a public, […]

SEC approves NASDAQ proposal to eliminate automatic upgrade to Global Select Market

by Cydney Posner The SEC has approved NASDAQ’s proposal, as discussed in this post, to modify Rule 5305 to eliminate the annual review and automatic transfer of companies from the NASDAQ Global Market to the NASDAQ Global Select Market. As a result, NASDAQ will now review Global Market-listed companies for […]