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Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by adding Section 14A, which requires public companies subject to proxy rules to provide shareholders with an advisory vote on executive compensation. Following the SEC’s adoption of these rules earlier this year, all publicly traded companies, except smaller reporting companies with a public float of less than $75 million, were required to hold say-on-pay votes at annual shareholder meetings held on or after January 21.

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