With the end of 2010 approaching, it is time to prepare for the 2011 proxy and annual report season. There are quite a few new developments to take into account when drafting proxy statements and annual reports, due to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) as well as and rulemakings and guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Key issues for the upcoming proxy and annual report season are summarized below.

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