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Pearl Meyer on Compensation Planning: Looking Ahead to Executive Pay Practices in 2012

This Pearl Meyer report provides forward-looking data on how companies plan to address executive compensation challenges created by the uncertain economic environment and the continued drive for increased regulatory and shareholder oversight of high-level pay programs. The 190 survey participants represent organizations from the Fortune 50 to emerging high-growth companies, of which 57% are publicly traded, 29% are closely or privately held, and the remainder are not-for-profits.

Among the topics covered:

  • Financial performance relative to prior year, current budgets, and anticipated peer performance 
  • Base salaries 
  • Annual incentive program design and award levels 
  • Long-term incentive program design and award levels
  • Perquisite program changes
  • Non-qualified savings and retirement plan modifications
  • Severance and change-in-control payment provisions
  • Perceived importance of various Compensation Committee agenda items for 2012 

The following reports are available:


executive summary - Complimentary

This complimentary executive summary provides a high-level review of the major findings of the study.



Complete Survey Findings

This comprehensive report provides detailed survey findings, including an analysis of participant responses across a variety of demographics, including industry, organization size, and financial performance.

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