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SEC Commissioner Lee on Shareholder Rights

There is a common theme that unites the two proposals before us today: they both would operate to suppress the exercise of shareholder rights.

The proposed changes to our current proxy regime would make it more costly and more difficult for shareholders to cast their votes or even to get their issues onto corporate ballots. There is a stark divide between issuers and shareholders on the policies reflected here.[1] The bottom line is that these policy choices, if adopted, would shift power away from shareholders and toward management.

There is nothing inherently wrong in making such a choice, particularly

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SEC Commissioners Discuss Proposed Changes to Regulation S-K

We support sending out for public comment the recently proposed revisions to Regulation S-K, the central repository for non-financial statement disclosure. We’re especially grateful to our colleagues in the Division of Corporation Finance, Director Bill Hinman, Betsy Murphy, Felicia Kung, Lisa Kohl, Elliott Staffin, Sandra Hunter Berkheimer, and Shehzad Niazi for their careful and diligent work on this proposal.

We want to start by noting that the proposal is commendable for adding disclosure on the critical topic of human capital. This reflects an understanding of what American families have known for generations: companies that invest in their workers perform better

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