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L-Blast | June 2019

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Summer is here and we are officially halfway through 2019! It’s a good time for all of us to assess where we are with our goals for the year and recalibrate as needed to achieve those objectives. We have some great pieces to share with you in this month’s L-Blast that we hope you find useful.

Our first piece is an L&A article we thought would be suitable given the number of restructurings, bankruptcies and other reorganizations we have been seeing in the market. In this article we share some recommendations and guidance on how companies going through restructuring can reposition their compensation strategies to ensure financial success.

Last month we participated in HR Houston’s Gulf Coast Symposium and gave a presentation on the future of total rewards, including some of the hottest topics in compensation. We would like to share that presentation with all of you to help you stay ahead of the curve!

The third article shares important trends to be mindful of when it comes to shareholder activism. Effectively engaging with shareholders and keeping abreast of trends and developments continues to be key in driving shareholder value. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with your shareholder outreach initiatives.

Lastly, we are proud to announce that two of our team members were recognized in The M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Awards! Read all about it in the press release below. We appreciate each and every one of you and as always, let us know if there is a particular subject you’d like to learn more about.

Sincerely,Brent Longnecker and the L&A Team Chairman and CEO Longnecker & Associates
Financial restructurings, while not an enjoyable process, are sometimes a necessary step to ensure future financial success. In order to achieve a successful restructuring, companies need to deploy the right compensation strategies in this volatile environment that will retain and motivate key talent to see the process through. In this article, we review the tools available to companies going through restructuring and how to approach determining values.

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GULF COAST SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION

The Future of Total Rewards: 2020 Vision

We are happy to share the presentation from last month’s Gulf Coast Symposium with our readers. We hope you find it beneficial, and as always, let us know if you have questions regarding these issues.

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In 2018, robust U.S. and global M&A activity substantially mitigated the downside risk for activist investors. With political uncertainty ahead of the 2020 presidential election, unsettled questions on trade and tariffs, and the late 2018 market correction potentially foreshadowing a downturn, how activist shareholders respond to a changing landscape in 2019 remains to be seen. Regardless of what happens with the economy and other factors in 2019, recent trends in the industry indicate there are various ways companies and boards can expect to engage with activist investors.

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L&A Members Receive The M&A Advisor’s 2019 Emerging Leaders Award

We are excited to announce two of our own – Senior Director, Tyler Brown and Marketing Director, Erika Ruiz have both been selected by The M&A Advisor as winners of their Emerging Leaders Award. The M&A Advisor, known for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40. We are very proud of Tyler and Erika’s accomplishments and invite you to read the full press release.

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Our Say on Pay specialists are ready to assist you in shareholder outreach to educate investors about the strategy and reasoning behind executive compensation plans and clear any confusion and misconceptions. A properly structured outreach plan can help ensure positive voting outcomes while strengthening your governance practices overall.

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