The ever-changing landscape for executive and director compensation places a premium on assuring that employers have suitable stock award plans at their disposal. For many employers, the need comes in the form of more shares, or broader flexibility in the types of available awards. There are many more subtle improvements that employers should consider with respect to their stock award programs, especially in view of escalating governance expectations across the globe.
Reproduced with permission from Pension & Benefits Daily, 105 PBD, 06/01/2011. Copyright © 2011 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http:// www.bna.com