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Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

About BRT

As business leaders representing every sector of the American economy, Business Roundtable members uphold the highest standards of ethics, integrity and sound governance. Our CEO members represent the best in responsible corporate citizenship, supporting jobs and long-term economic opportunity in communities across the United States.

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Business Roundtable Comments on Proposed SEC Pay Ratio Rule

We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), as set forth in the Commission’s accompanying proposing release.

John A. Hayes

John Hayes is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ball Corporation, an innovative global metal packaging supplier and parent company of Ball Aerospace. Ball employs more than 14,500 people in 11 countries. The company was founded in 1880.

Ball is the largest supplier of infinitely recyclable beverage cans in the world and a leading producer of food and aerosol cans.  Ball Aerospace provides spacecraft, instruments and other technologies in support of space and Earth science, exploration, national security and intelligence programs.

Corporate Governance

Business Roundtable promotes best practices in corporate governance that focus on long-term value creation, advance the economic interests of workers, shareholders and consumers, as well as uphold the highest ethical standards. America’s business leaders set the standard for effective, ethical corporate governance in the Business Roundtable Principles of Corporate Governance.

Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold is chairman and chief executive officer of Eaton, a power management company.

Arnold became chairman and CEO on June 1, 2016. He was appointed a member of the company’s board of directors and named Eaton’s president and chief operating officer on Sept. 1, 2015.

Previously, he was vice chairman and chief operating officer, Industrial Sector, from February 2009 to August 2015. Arnold joined Eaton in 2000 as senior vice president and group executive of the Fluid Power Group.

Opening Brief for Conflict Minerals Appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Pursuant to Rule 26.1 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Local Rule 26.1, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, and Business Roundtable respectfully submit this Corporate Disclosure Statement and state as follows

Smart Financial Regulation

Overly complex and burdensome U.S. financial laws and regulations hamper the ability of U.S. companies to invest and hire, without sufficient compensating social benefit. In particular, several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act impose needless requirements that do not result in economic benefit for American workers and families.

Business Roundtable supports smart financial regulation – including improvements to Dodd-Frank – that encourage greater investment and advance America’s competitiveness in the global economy.

Read more about our work to improve Dodd-Frank.

Shareholder Engagement

Business Roundtable believes that constructive engagement with shareholders benefits both businesses and their investors. The importance of this relationship underscores the need to modernize the shareholder proposal process so that it is robust, productive and oriented toward long-term economic value creation. Business Roundtable has offered recommendations for modernizing the process in Responsible Shareholder Engagement and Long-Term Value Creation.

Business Roundtable Names Michael J. Ryan Jr. as Vice President

Washington – Business Roundtable today named Michael J. Ryan Jr. as Vice President overseeing corporate governance and other financial services-related issues. In this role he will oversee all Business Roundtable policy initiatives in these areas, helping to shape and advance Business Roundtable member companies’ priorities. Ryan brings more than 20 years of public- and private-sector experience to the position and a strong understanding of accounting, financial and operational discipline, risk management and compliance procedures.

98 Percent of CEOs Rely on Large U.S. Banks to Operate and Compete Globally

A Business Roundtable report released today reveals how critical globally engaged U.S. banks are to the success of large American companies. According to the findings included in “Business on Banking: How Large Financial Institutions Help Companies Create Growth & Opportunity for America,” 98 percent of Business Roundtable CEOs, representing every sector of the economy, report that they rely on the unique and valuable services that large financial institutions provide in order to run their businesses.

Letter to Reps. Conaway & Scott Supporting H.R. 1003

The undersigned organizations—representing hundreds of end-user companies that employ derivatives to manage risk—write in support of H.R. 1003, a bill to improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.

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Corporate Governance

Business Roundtable promotes best practices in corporate governance that focus on long-term value creation, advance the economic interests of workers, shareholders and consumers, as well as uphold the highest ethical standards. America’s business leaders set the standard for effective, ethical corporate governance in the Business Roundtable Principles of Corporate Governance.

Smart Financial Regulation

Overly complex and burdensome U.S. financial laws and regulations hamper the ability of U.S. companies to invest and hire, without sufficient compensating social benefit. In particular, several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act impose needless requirements that do not result in economic benefit for American workers and families.

Business Roundtable supports smart financial regulation – including improvements to Dodd-Frank – that encourage greater investment and advance America’s competitiveness in the global economy.

Read more about our work to improve Dodd-Frank.

Shareholder Engagement

Business Roundtable believes that constructive engagement with shareholders benefits both businesses and their investors. The importance of this relationship underscores the need to modernize the shareholder proposal process so that it is robust, productive and oriented toward long-term economic value creation. Business Roundtable has offered recommendations for modernizing the process in Responsible Shareholder Engagement and Long-Term Value Creation.