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Sample Compensation Committee Charters

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Publication Date: June 1, 2015
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In brief: These sample compensation committee charters originally appeared in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on the Compensation Committee. The charters are geared toward compensation and management development committees, and include the committee purpose, organization, and authority and responsibilities.

This resource can help your board:

  • Create or update the compensation committee charter in line with Dodd-Frank and stock exchange listing requirements.
  • Review the committee’s overall goals and its role in talent development.

Most relevant audiences: compensation committee members, general counsels