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Compensation Advisory Partners, LLC, an independent executive compensation consulting firm provides a full range of assistance with all executive compensation needs. We work with boards of directors and management teams to develop effective compensation programs, aligned with strong corporate governance standards. The firm’s seven partners combined have extensive experience consulting to boards of directors and management on the full range of executive compensation issues. The firm’s client experience ranges from some of the largest Fortune 100 multi-nationals to smaller start-ups. www.capartners.com
Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. www.dfsco.com
Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $13 trillion in assets. Equilar offers data-driven solutions for board recruiting, executive compensation and shareholder engagement that bring together business leaders, institutional investors and advisors to drive exceptional results while ensuring sound corporate governance. The Equilar suite of solutions includes industry-leading board education symposiums, comprehensive custom research services and award-winning thought leadership. Founded in 2000, Equilar is cited regularly by Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets. www.equilar.com
E*TRADE Corporate Services (“E*TRADE”) is a premier provider of equity compensation management tools for some of the nation’s top companies, serving 1.4 million+ participants¹. E*TRADE offers flexible, easy-to-use & powerful solutions for complete equity compensation management, including support for most equity vehicles & seamless access to stock plan participant services / education from E*TRADE Securities. www.etrade.com

For 5 years running, E*TRADE’s proprietary Equity Edge Online® platform was rated #1 for Loyalty & Overall Satisfaction in Group Five’s Stock Plan Administration Study.
  1. Data as of 12/31/16.
  2. As of July 1, 2016, Group Five Stock Plan Administration Benchmark Study and Financial Reporting Benchmark Study rated Equity Edge Online® highest in Loyalty and Overall Satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year (2012-2016). Group Five, LLC is not affiliated with E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. or the E*TRADE Financial family of companies.
Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and employee stock plan solutions are offered by E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. which are separate but affiliated companies.
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FW Cook is an independent executive compensation consulting firm that provides objective advice to boards and management of the world’s leading companies. With the largest market share among our competitors, FW Cook currently serves over 750 clients including half of the companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Index and 26% of the S&P 500. Founded in 1973, the Firm serves public, private and tax-exempt organizations across a broad spectrum of industries. Its consultants collaborate with clients to solve complex problems and design programs that support the business strategy and successfully link executive pay to shareholder value. FW Cook’s offices are located in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Boston. www.fwcook.com
The Mason Companies is a nationally recognized independent financial planning firm working with senior executives at many well-known public companies in the United States. With more than 30 years of experience, The Mason Companies believe that clients are entitled to individualized counsel based on objective data and time-proven strategies – provided by an organization that has no proprietary products or “preferred” provider relationships that can compromise our advice. The Mason Companies is dedicated to serving clients that value a disciplined approach along with a service-focused relationship with an advisor that encourages timely, thoughtful action. The firm’s first priority is its executive planning client – who expects and deserves highly personalized financial planning advice. The Mason Companies understand that HR departments need to ensure that their key executives understand the breadth and depth of the company’s total reward program in order to maximize the use of its components and its retention impact.www.masoncompanies.com
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer. www.mercer.com
Meridian Compensation Partners has a singular focus: to provide the most effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With over 60 associates in ten offices in the US and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees with core services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters. To learn more, watch The Meridian Difference video and contact Michael Powers, Managing Partner, at mpowers@meridiancp.com.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $10.0 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients. nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com
Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters. The firm’s work helps to ensure that its clients’ executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices. Pay Governance has strategic affiliates throughout the world that enable it to navigate the challenges of rapidly changing global markets. To learn more about Pay Governance affiliates and services, access its latest research and to download the firm’s latest book, “Balancing the Tension”, visit www.paygovernance.com
Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.www.pearlmeyer.com
Semler Brossy is an established, independent executive compensation consulting firm founded in 2001. Over the years, its clients have trusted the firm with their toughest business issues, helping them work through changes in strategic direction, turnaround situations, CEO succession, transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and IPOS, and conflicts between management and the board. The firm’s principals have deep and extensive experience working with a broad cross-section of U.S. companies, from Fortune 100 to smaller, privately held firms, some over several decades. Many clients are global, with all the attendant compensation issues. Industries the firm serve include financial services, healthcare, consumer products, technology, manufacturing, retail and professional services. www.semlerbrossy.com
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law. www.shearman.com
WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards — strategies to attract, motivate and retain an engaged and productive workforce. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, enhancing careers of professionals and, ultimately, achieving better results for the organizations they serve. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C. www.worldatwork.org

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