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May 15, 2023

Companies seek to limit officers’ liabilities this proxy season

Management proposals filed in response to change in Delaware law
Scores of Delaware-incorporated companies are sending proposals to a vote at their AGM this proxy season in an effort to limit their officers’ liabilities. According to Georgeson, 120 companies had filed such proposals as of mid-April and the consulting firm expects that number to rise as more proxy statements are finalized. By mid-April, 22 of those proposals had been voted on: 18 passed, three failed and one result was not disclosed. The average level of support was 92 percent of votes cast.

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Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Corporate Secretary, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...
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