PROXY TALK: Duke Energy/ Director & Corporate Secretary

In a Glass Lewis Proxy Talk held on Monday April 21st; Philip R. Sharp, Duke Energy Corporation Director and Chairman of the company’s Regulatory Policy and Operations Committee, and Julie S. Janson, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Duke Energy discussed why they think shareholders should support the re-election of four Duke Energy Corporation directors who are facing a Vote No campaign from CalPERS and the New York City Comptroller’s Office.

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Proxy Season Insider: Barclays plc

Barclays is the first major UK bank to hold its AGM following the implementation of EU directive CRD IV, which sets limits on the maximum ratio between variable and fixed pay. The rules will have a disproportionate impact on UK banks when compared to their continental peers, where fixed pay generally comprises a significant proportion of the overall pay opportunity; in contrast, fixed pay for Barclays’ CEO represented less than 17% of the total pay opportunity in 2013.

PROXY TALK: Duke Energy/ CalPERS & New York City Comptroller’s Office

In a Glass Lewis Proxy Talk held April 17, 2014, Anne Simpson of CalPERS and Michael Garland of the New York City Comptroller’s Office discussed why they think shareholders should vote against the re-election of four Duke Energy Corporation directors

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Proxy Season Insider: Domino’s Pizza, Inc.


Despite implementing an annual dividend in 2013 and managing to maintain fairly impressive stock returns throughout the past several years, Domino’s may nonetheless find themselves at odds with its shareholders at this year’s annual meeting. A letter from CtW Investment Group (“CtW”) in April 2014 called on shareholders to withhold votes from director Balson, the compensation committee chairman, as well as to oppose the pizza giant’s advisory vote on executive compensation.

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PROXY TALK: Barrick Gold

On Friday April 11th Glass Lewis hosted a Proxy Talk conference call with Barrick Gold Corporation to discuss the company’s compensation programs.