Comment Letters: The Definition of Independent Directors Under the Listing Rules of the Stock Exchanges

12 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2012  

J. Robert Brown Jr.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: October 31, 2012

Abstract

Consistent with Rule 10C-1, the NYSE and NASDAQ have proposed listing rules designed to regulate compensation committees of the board of directors. The two proposals, among other things, address the factors that must be considered in determining director independence. These comment letters, among other things, assert that the exchanges must explicitly require the consideration of fees paid to directors for service on the board and personal or business relationships between directors and executive officers.

Suggested Citation

Brown, J. Robert, Comment Letters: The Definition of Independent Directors Under the Listing Rules of the Stock Exchanges (October 31, 2012). U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-44. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2169539 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2169539

J. Robert Brown Jr. (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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