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Our weekly "Say on Pay Reports" provide comprehensive coverage of vote results. Find out how companies in the Russell 3000 fared on Say on Pay votes.

Report update: Two more companies fail

We collected results for 81 more companies since our last report, bringing the total to 2,039 for the season. This week, we found two more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 50 (McKesson and Helen of Troy). Year-over-year, results are roughly flat; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +39%). Read more

Report update: One addl. company failed

We collected results for 35 more companies since our last report, bringing the total to 1,958 for the season. This week, we found one more company that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 48 (Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold). Year-over-year, results are roughly flat; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +39%). Read more

Report update: Four addl. companies fail

We collected results for 51 more companies since our last report, bringing the total to 1,923 for the season. This week, we found four more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 47 (Active Networks, Jos. A Bank Clothiers, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Verifone Systems). Year-over-year, results are roughly flat; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +40%). Read more

Report update: Two addl. companies fail

We collected results for 77 more companies this week, bringing our total to 1,872 for the season. This week, we found two more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 43 (Abercrombie & Fitch and Morgans Hotel Group). Year-over-year, results have improved ~1%; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +40%). Read more

Report update: Four addl. companies fail

We collected results for 120 more companies this week, bringing our total to 1,795 for the season. This week, we found four more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 41 (Discovery Laboratories, Sonus Networks, Spansion and Vocus). Year-over-year, results have improved ~1%; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +40%). Read more

Report update: Nine addl. companies fail

We collected results for 136 more companies this week, bringing our total to 1,675 for the season. This week, we found nine more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 38 (Big Lots, Consolidated Water Company, East West Bancorp, FTI Consulting, LifePoint Hospitals, Nabors Industries, OpenTable, The Children’s Place Retail Stores, and Tutor Perini). Two companies, Nabors Industries and Tutor Perini, also failed in 2011 and 2012 (joining Kilroy Realty as companies that have failed three consecutive years). Year-over-year, results have improved ~1%; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +40%). Read more

Report update (06/05/13): Healthways and Hercules Technology Growth Capital fail SOP

We collected results for 155 more companies this week, bringing our total to 1,539 for the season. This week, we found two more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 29 (Healthways and Hercules Technology Growth Capital). Year-over-year, results have improved ~1%; companies that failed in 2012 have received significantly more support in 2013 (on average, +43%). Read more

Report update: 10 new companies below 50%

We collected results for 309 more companies this week, bringing our total to 1,384 for the season. This week, we found ten more companies that failed Say on Pay, bringing our total to 27. These companies include: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Annaly Capital Management, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Boston Properties, Dynamic Materials, Geron, Kilroy Realty, RadioShack, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and Ultimate Software Group. Year-over-year, fewer companies are failing Say on Pay (to date, 2.0% of the sample; 2.6% of the sample failed in 2012) and receiving ISS 'against' recommendations (to date, 12% of companies; this compares with 14% of companies in 2012). Read more