Tagged: United States Securities and Exchange Commission

New NASDAQ Board Diversity Disclosure Rules

As discussed in more detail here, on August 6, 2021, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved NASDAQ Rules 5605(f) and 5606, which require each NASDAQ listed company (subject to certain narrow exceptions) to (i) publicly disclose, to the extent permitted by applicable law, information on the voluntary self disclosed gender, racial characteristics and LGBTQ+ status of the issuer’s board members, and (ii) have at least two “diverse” board members or explain why it does not have two diverse members meeting the applicable requirements. Issuers with five or fewer board members are required only to have one “diverse” board member. Canadian issuers that are NASDAQ listed are subject to the...

SEC Provides Guidance on the Use of Metrics in MD&A; Also Proposes Amendments to Simplify and Modernize MD&A and Related Financial Disclosures

On January 30, 2020, the SEC issued new guidance on the use of metrics in a company’s MD&A, as well as proposed amendments that would significantly simplify and modernize the requirements for MD&A and related financial disclosures. The guidance and proposed amendments will be of most interest to companies that file with the SEC on Form 20-F or 10-K. For more details, see governancecomplianceinsider.com/sec-provides-guidance-on-the-use-of-metrics-in-mda-also-proposes-amendments-to-simplify-and-modernize-mda-and-related-financial-disclosures/.