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2011 Global Equity Incentives Survey - Executive Summary - Now Available


The lingering impact of the financial downturn continues to affect companies’ compensation programs. Our last Global Equity Incentives Survey, performed in 2009, revealed that companies expected compensation levels to remain flat or even decrease. The good news is that companies have a more positive view of compensation levels in the short term, while continuing to express optimism about the long term. The slow nature of the recovery, however, is causing companies to remain conservative. This conservatism, when combined with the unprecedented stakeholder scrutiny of executive pay over the last few years, has seen performance-based equity become the compensation vehicle of choice for companies.

PwC is pleased to announce the release of the "The Rise of Performance-based Equity" executive summary. This report provides key insights from the PwC 2011 Global Equity Incentives Survey, the seventh in the survey series.

Our survey is one of the most comprehensive studies available on the design and administration of equity incentive compensation plans for multinational companies. The 2011 survey covers new topics reflecting general trends in the mix of equity awards, in the relationship between companies and stakeholders, in administration of equity compensation, and in changes in the global use of equity based on tax compliance. Equity compensation retains its role as the key compensation component driving executives to create sustainable, long-term shareholder value creation, regardless of business, financial or capital markets turbulence.

We hope you find the results from the 2011 Global Equity Incentives Survey useful as you look to drive the right behaviours to drive performance and reward employees for their contributions to company success.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss the findings in further detail, please feel free to reach out to AmyLynn Flood at (267) 330-6274 or your local HRS practitioner

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