More on “Regulation G: Coming to a CD&A Near You?”
Last week, I blogged that SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson wants the SEC to require explanations & reconciliations when non-GAAP numbers are used in the CD&A. Yesterday, the Council of Institutional Investors announced that it agrees with that suggestion – and it’s filed this petition with the SEC to recommend rule changes. Specifically, the petition requests that the SEC:
1. Amend Item 402(b) of Reg S-K to eliminate Instruction 5 (which says that disclosure of target levels that are non-GAAP financial measures won’t be subject to Reg G and Item 10(e))
2. Revise the Non-GAAP CDIs to provide that all non-GAAP financial measures presented in the CD&A are subject to Reg G and Item 10(e) – and that the required reconciliation must be included within the proxy statement or through a link in the CD&A
CII says it isn’t seeking a ban on using non-GAAP measures in compensation plans. However, it says that its members are concerned about the complexity in executive pay structures – and the challenges in understanding the link between pay & performance.
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