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Confirmation of SEC nominees unclear after Democrats block vote

Four Democratic senators withheld their support for two SEC nominees because the nominees had not pledged to back a rule that would require companies to disclose political contributions.

PCAOB proposes rules addressing auditor supervision of other auditors

On April 12, the PCAOB proposed new rules that address the lead auditor’s supervision of the work of other auditors and the division of responsibilities with those auditors.

Regulation S-K disclosure effectiveness concept release issued

The concept release seeks input on the overall disclosure framework, business and financial disclosure requirements, and the presentation and delivery of disclosures.

CII wants no dual-class stock structures for IPOs

The institutional investor group wants a “one-share, one-vote” structure, simple majority vote standards, independent board leadership, and annual director elections for IPO companies.

DOJ launches FCPA self-reporting pilot program

The US Department of Justice implemented a pilot program to allow companies to self-report FCPA violations.

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Proxy access – A key development in shareholder rights

This new PwC publication describes  the background and current trends of proxy access, one of the top governance issues for investors.

Boards are in the hot seat over dividends, stock buybacks (registration required)

In this Compliance Week article, Paul DeNicola, a managing director with PwC’s Governance Insights Center, discusses companies’ use of corporate cash.

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