Building and managing long-term relationships based on mutual trust is vital to our strategy for corporate governance. Shareholders, who invest in our company and elect the board of directors, are entitled to meaningful information about the company's business, policies and practices so they can make informed decisions and knowledgeably participate in the proxy voting process.
We hope to foster more open dialogue with shareholders by offering a variety of avenues for shareholders to communicate with the Board and encouraging shareholders to contact us at any time of year. Our shareholders are able to communicate their thoughts or concerns related to executive compensation directly to the Compensation Committee via our online Executive Compensation Feedback form. Shareholders and other interested parties may communicate with the Board by letter or email.
In 2017, we continued our practice of engagement, communication, and transparency in a variety of ways, including the following:
- released two videos featuring Board members, Thomas J. Baltimore, our Lead Independent Director, and Christine A. Poon, Chair of our Finance Committee, sharing their views on Prudential’s Board and corporate governance practices;
- provided multiple avenues for shareholders to communicate with the Company and the Board. We have received almost 17,000 shareholder comments in the last seven years. Shareholders also continued to use the mechanisms available through www.prudential.com/governance to provide input;
- promoted greater communication with our institutional shareholders on corporate governance issues by engaging with shareholders who collectively hold a majority of our shares; and
- advanced open Board communication by facilitating interaction between our directors and shareholders.
*SOURCE: PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL, INC. 2018 PROXY STATEMENT