Survey of Corporate Governance Practices

The 2010 U.S. Directors’ Compensation and Board Practices Report is based on a survey of 279 corporate secretaries in May and June 2010. The Conference Board conducted this edition of its annual survey in collaboration with the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and sponsored by the Deloitte LLP Center for Corporate Governance, and expanded the questions to include board practices regarding risk oversight, CEO succession planning, and emerging executive compensation safeguards such as clawbacks, say-on-pay, and anti-gross-up policies.

Median total compensation to board members ranges from $67,500 in the smallest companies to $172,966 in the largest. No real surprises but certainly worth a look. (Annual Survey Shows Boards Increasing Clawbacks and Risk Oversight | The Conference Board, 10/18/2010)

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