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Calendar of Upcoming Events for the LOS ANGELES Chapter

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Date and Time:2/26/2015 11:30am - 1:00pm PST
Event:L.A. Chapter Luncheon Meeting with Experts from Equity Methods
Topic:Updating Your Option Valuation Practices + Considering TSR Awards
Location:Women's City Club of Pasadena. 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Contact:Joanne Wendler
Contact Phone:626-590-1678
Contact Email:LosAngeles@naspp.com
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Title: Updating Your Option Valuation Practices + Considering TSR Awards

After the rise of Say-on-Pay due to passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in July 2010, compensation committees came under increased scrutiny to demonstrate more clear linkages between managerial incentives in equity compensation awards and improved company performance or growth in shareholder wealth.  This, combined with depressed stock prices after the financial crisis, has shifted much attention in the stock plans industry in recent years away from options and towards RSAs and Performance Awards.  Some companies stopped granting stock options altogether.  Other companies continued granting stock options, albeit in lower quantities or to a smaller group of recipients. 

Now, as equity prices have largely recovered, companies are starting to issue stock options once again, but administration and financial reporting staff may be out of practice with the techniques and processes involved with valuing these awards.  With stock option grants beginning to return (sometimes even as premium options or as options with embedded market conditions), a review of how various types of options are valued and how valuation assumptions are best formulated is in order.  Join us for this refresher panel on option valuation techniques and best practices to minimize audit risks related to these instruments.  Our discussion of options will be supplemented by a short foray in to another hot topic area:  relative TSR awards.  With many annual grants being made in March, this section of the presentation will identify key gotchas that are commonly encountered with relative TSR awards.  We will also provide tips and pointers on how to mitigate a variety of the risks issuers normally face when granting these awards.

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Continuing Education Credits: 1 CEP (Accounting)
Date and Time:3/12/2015
Event:Member Networking Luncheon. Facilitated Roundtable discussion.
Topic:Roundtable Discussion of Hot Topics for L.A.-based Stock Plan Professionals
Location:Offices of Demand Media, Santa Monica, CA
Contact:Joanne Wendler
Contact Phone:310-656-6331
Contact Email:LosAngeles@naspp.com
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Date and Time:4/23/2015 11.30AM
Event:L.A. Chapter Luncheon Meeting
Topic:Proposed Changes to ASC 718 / Spring Update with Bill Dunn of PwC
Location:TBD (Downtown Los Angeles)
Contact:Joanne Wendler
Contact Phone:626-590-1678
Contact Email:LosAngeles@naspp.com
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Continuing Education Credits: 0.75 CEP ()