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David Outlaw, Manager, Valuation Services, Equity Methods to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, December 05, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David Outlaw, Manager, Valuation Services, Equity Methods will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The SEC's Proposed Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure Rule Explored Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM-2:00PM (ET).

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About David Outlaw

David Outlaw is a Manager in the Valuation Services Group at Equity Methods. David manages many of the valuation practice’s largest and most complex engagements, and plays an integral practice development role throughout the firm. In the projects he oversees, David is responsible for coordinating staff activities, internal review and assurance, and overall client management. David has played an essential role in the practice’s build-out of capabilities in addressing complex modifications, business combinations, and spin-out transactions, as well as the quantitative disclosures required by the SEC pursuant to Dodd-Frank. David has extensive experience in publishing thought leadership articles on relevant equity compensation topics, and enjoys working closely with his clients on addressing new and emerging technical challenges. He holds a BS in finance and a BS in economics, both from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.

About Equity Methods

Equity Methods helps HR and executive compensation professionals get more benefit from their equity-based compensation programs. We provide compensation analytics and design modeling for TSR awards, performance conditions, post-vest holding periods, and other long-term incentive programs. Our financial reporting and valuation professionals help you prepare for required pay vs. performance and pay ratio disclosures. Award modification services help you manage termination events, changes to performance targets, M&A events, and more without introducing unexpected accounting outcomes. Finally, we develop communications that educate award recipients, raise awareness of award performance, and tie performance to your company’s strategic initiatives. Through the power of modeling, we bring insight and transparency to your award planning, design, and management. To learn more,

Event Synopsis:

In April 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced the Pay-Versus-Performance proposal which would compel all public companies to disclose the relationship between compensation paid to Named Executive Officers (NEOs) and the financial performance of the registrants. The disclosure will provide shareholders a new standard in assessing a company's executive compensation relative to its financial performance.

Notably, the proposal would require companies to provide information in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) format, which may ease evaluation of executive compensation policies and thereby benefit the shareholders.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners invited by The Knowledge Group will review The SEC's Proposed Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure Rule and help executive officers, shareholders, securities issuers, and more importantly public companies understand how the rule will affect their reporting requirements and suggest how to comply with the proposed rule.

Key topics include:
- Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure – An Overview
- Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Requirement
- Pay-Versus-Performance Table
- How Pay for Performance Analysis Should Be Done
- Why “Compensation Actually Paid” Will Show Little Correlation of Pay and Performance
- How the SEC Could Improve the Proposed Disclosure
- How Companies Can Supplement the Required Disclosure to Provide More Meaningful Pay for Performance Analysis
- Reporting Requirements

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