Program covers companies in North American and European markets.
SAN FRANCISCO, LIMERICK (November 17, 2016)– Glass Lewis today announced the opening of enrollment for its 2017 Issuer Data Report (IDR) program, a service that enables public companies to access, for free, a data-only version of the Glass Lewis Proxy Paper report prior to Glass Lewis completing its analysis and recommendations relating to the annual general meeting of the subject companies.
IDRs feature key data points used in Glass Lewis’ corporate governance analysis, such as information on directors, auditors and their fees, summary compensation data and equity plans, among others. The IDR is not intended as a preview of the final Glass Lewis analysis – no voting recommendations are included.
Participating issuers receive their IDR approximately three weeks prior to their shareholder meeting and generally have 48 hours to review the IDR for accuracy and provide corrections, including supporting public documents, to Glass Lewis. (The IDR program provides a preview of data used to develop Glass Lewis Proxy Papers on annual general meetings only. It does not provide a preview of data contained in special meeting reports or reports being developed based on policies other than the Glass Lewis house policy.)
The IDR service in 2017 will cover companies in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway and all EU countries. Participation is limited to a specified number of issuers in each market and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment closes on January 6, 2017 or as soon as the annual limit for each market is reached.
Support for the IDR service is provided by Meetyl, a subsidiary of Glass Lewis that facilitates direct engagement between corporate issuers and institutional investors through its private, secure network. Logging in to the Meetyl platform is not required to enroll or participate in the Glass Lewis IDR service.
To learn more about the IDR program and sign up to receive a copy of the 2017 IDR for your company, go to https://www.meetyl.com/issuer_data_report
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Meetyl is changing the way institutional investors and companies engage with each other to schedule everything from individual meetings to non-deal road shows. The Meetyl platform – a global, web-based service that is private and secure – helps companies find and directly connect with the right investors. Based on a live community of users who update their profiles and preferences, the Meetyl proprietary algorithm provides users with the carefully screened list of best-fit meetings, and then efficiently helps coordinate schedules, send invitations and track success. Meetyl helps increase returns from investor relations programs and avoid the conflicts and inefficiencies sometimes associated with traditional intermediaries. Meetyl is headquartered in San Francisco with employees in the U.S., UK, and Ireland, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glass, Lewis & Co. For more information please visit www.meetyl.com