Board Diversity
Reference Library - Advanced Search


** To make multiple selections, select the first criterion and then press and hold the Ctrl Key **
1- 1 of 1 Search Results for:
Libraries:   Staff Interpretation Letters
Filters:   All Years; Shareholder Approval;
Search   Clear

Expand All
Printer Friendly View
Mailto Link 
Page: 1 of 1
Frequently Asked Questions
  Staff Interpretation Letter 2014-5
Identification Number 1132
This is in response to your correspondence asking if an amendment to a shareholder approved equity compensation plan to permit the accrual of cash dividend equivalents for restricted stock units (“RSUs”) would be considered a material amendment requiring shareholder approval under Listing Rule 5635(c) and IM-5635-1 (collectively, the “Rule”).
You stated that the Company currently has a shareholder-approved equity compensation plan (the “Plan”) that allows for grants of restricted stock, which may accrue dividends during vesting, and of RSUs, which do not accrue dividends. The Company proposes to amend the Plan to allow for the accrual of cash dividend equivalents with respect to the RSUs. The cash dividend equivalents would not vest until the underlying RSUs vest, and would be payable in cash. You stated that the holders of the RSUs would not be able to elect to receive common stock or stock units in lieu of the cash payment. You stated that there would be no other changes to the Plan and the proposed amendment would not either require or permit the issuance of additional shares under the Plan.
Following our review of the information provided, including that the proposed amendment you described would not necessitate the issuance of any shares under the Plan, we have determined that it would not be material for purposes of the Rule and, accordingly, would not require shareholder approval under the Rule.
Publication Date*: 11/12/2014 Mailto Link Identification Number: 1132
material_search_footer*The Publication Date reflects the date of first inclusion in the Reference Library, which was launched on July 31, 2012, or a subsequent update to the material. Material may have been previously available on a different Nasdaq web site.
Page: 1 of 1
App Store       Google Play       Listing Center Content RSS Feed
The Nasdaq Stock Market, Nasdaq, The Nasdaq Global Select Market, The Nasdaq Global Market, The Nasdaq Capital Market, ExACT and Exchange Analysis and Compliance Tracking system are trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc.
FINRA® and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.® are registered trademarks of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. OTCBBTM and OTC Bulletin BoardTM are trademarks of FINRA