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Key Responsibilities of Compensation Committees

The SEC, the NYSE, and the NASDAQ require a compensation committee of a public company to assume a number of responsibilities which may include:

  • Establish CEO and executive officer compensation
  • Develop the compensation philosophy
  • Assist with and review the Compensation Discussion and Analysis
  • Complete the Compensation Committee report
  • Oversee equity compensation grant policy
  • Retain and terminate outside experts
  • Evaluate shareholder proposals related to executive remuneration