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Coronavirus and political unrest: Determining compensation in uncertain times

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Feb 13, 2020

On February 13, 2020, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released a blog on how US companies doing business in China are grappling with how to determine bonus payouts for 2019 and incentive plan goals for 2020 given the political unrest in Hong Kong and the recent coronavirus outbreak that began in the city of Wuhan.

Starting in summer 2019 and increasing in scale and violence over the course of the year, protests have disrupted businesses in and around Hong Kong, an important financial hub and consumer market. Additionally, over the last six weeks, the global spread of the coronavirus has had a significant and far-reaching economic impact. Given these extraordinary circumstances, Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) has outlined approaches that compensation committees can take to determine 2019 executive bonuses and plan for 2020.

Review the full blog on the NACD blog's website.

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