Canadian Securities Regulators implement improvements to executive compensation disclosure

CSA Securities

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced today they are adopting Form 51-102F6 Statement of Executive Compensation as well as consequential amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and related forms.

These amendments will result in better communication of payments and awards to certain executive officers or directors. Improved disclosure will help investors understand how decisions about executive compensation are made and provide insight into executive compensation as a key aspect of the overall stewardship and governance of a reporting issuer.

“It is important that issuers provide, and investors receive, meaningful disclosure about the compensation paid to executives,” said Jean St-Gelais, Chair of the CSA and President & Chief Executive Officer of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec). “We have worked diligently across the CSA to ensure that the final rule is appropriate to our marketplace and beneficial to investors.”

The new Form and consequential amendments will take effect for years ending on or after December 31, 2008.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’ provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For media inquiries:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge

514 940-2176

Alberta Securities Commission

Mark Dickey

403 297-4481

British Columbia Securities Commission

Andrew Poon 

604 899-6880

Financial Services Regulation Division, Newfoundland and Labrador

Doug Connolly

709 729-2594

Manitoba Securities Commission

Ainsley Cunningham

204 945-4733

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Wendy Connors-Beckett

506 643-7745

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Natalie MacLellan

902 424-8586

Nunavut Securities Registry

Louis Arki

867 975-6587

Ontario Securities Commission

Laurie Gillett

416 595-8913

Prince Edward Island, Office of the Attorney General

Marc Gallant

902 368-4552

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

Barbara Shourounis

306 787-5842

Securities Registry, Northwest Territories

Donn MacDougall

867 920-8984

Yukon Securities Registry

Fred Pretorius

867 667-5225

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