9.24.2012
Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. Ranks First in Equilar’s Average Market Cap Growth Chart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. ranks first in Equilar’s Average Market Cap Growth chart, second in One-Year Total Shareholder Return, third in both Average Percent Of Say-On-Pay Votes In Favor and Median Percent Of Say-On-Pay Votes In Favor, and tied for fourth in Clients With Say-On-Pay Votes Over 90 Percent.

In its 2012 Consultant League Report, executive compensation research firm Equilar, Inc. ® researched market share for compensation consultants with at least five board engagements at companies in the Russell 3000 Index ®. The firm then compared several key financial metrics, taken from company filings. The top-ranked firm in Equilar’s "Average Market Cap Growth" chart and second in "One-Year Total Shareholder Return (TSR)" charts is New York-based executive compensation consulting firm Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. (LB&Co.)

"We are thrilled to be included in Equilar’s 2012 league table," said Harvey L. Benenson, Managing Director of LB&Co. "In difficult economic times, our clients continue to demonstrate that well designed incentive plans can motivate executive performance and drive shareholder value."

Additionally, LB&Co. placed third in both Average Percent Of Say-On-Pay Votes In Favor and Median Percent Of Say-On-Pay Votes In Favor, and tied for fourth in Clients With Say-On-Pay Votes Over 90 Percent. "We view Say-On-Pay votes as votes of confidence showing that the interests of management and shareholders are aligned,” Benenson said, "We are also proud that all of our clients have passed their Say-On-Pay-Votes since the introduction of the advisory vote two years ago."

Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. serves as independent advisor and consultant to boards of directors, compensation committees, and governance committees of public and private companies.

Average Market Cap Growth - Fiscal Year End
Rank Consulting Firm Average
Mkt Cap
Growth
%
1 Lyons, Benenson & Company 87.1
2 McLagan Partners 50.1
3 W.T. Haight & Co. 19.9
4 The Delves Group 18.7
5 FTI Consulting, Inc. 18.0
6 Cogent Compensation
Partners
16.6
7 Veritas Executive
Compensation Consultants
14.8
8 James F. Reda & Associates 13.5
9 Deloitte Consulting 13.4
10 BDO Seidman 10.8
1 Year Total Shareholder Return (TSR)
Rank Consulting Firm Average
1 Year
TSR %
1 The Delves Group 20.4
2 Lyons, Benenson & Company 18.6
3 W.T. Haight & Co. 15.4
4 Veritas Executive
Compensation Consulatants
14.0
5 FTI Consulting, Inc. 13.3
6 James F Reda & Associates 12.8
7 Compensation Advisory
Partners
9.8
8 Cogent Compensation
Partners
9.5
9 Deloitte Consulting 7.3
10 BDO Seidman 4.8
Average % Votes in Favor
Rank Consulting Firm For
Votes
%
1 W.T. Haight & Co. 95.5
2 Buck Consultants 94.9
3 Lyons, Benenson & Company 93.6
4 Ernst & Young 92.7
5 PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 92.5
6 Farient Advisors 92.1
7 McLagan Partners 91.2
8 Hay Group 90.9
9 FPL Advisory Group 90.1
10 Meridian Compensation 89.9
Median % Votes in Favor
Rank Consulting Firm For
Votes
%
1 W.T. Haight & Co. 97.5
2 Buck Consultants 97.3
3 Lyons, Benenson & Company 96.8
4 FTI Consulting, Inc. 96.5
5 Compensia 96.3
6 Ernst & Young 95.6
7 FPL Advisory Group 95.4
8 Hay Group 95.3
9 Compensation Advisory
Partners
95.2
10 Meridian Compensation 95.1
% Clients with Votes Above 90%
Rank Consulting Firm For
Votes
%
1 FTI Consulting, Inc. 90.0
2 Ernst & Young 87.5
3 PriceWaterhouseCoopers 83.3
T-4 Buck Consultants 80.0
T-4 Farient Advisors 80.0
T-4 Lyons, Benenson & Company 80.0
T-4 McLagan Partners 80.0
T-4 Total Rewards Strategies 80.0
T-4 W.T. Haigh & Co. 80.0
10 FPL Advisory Group Co. 78.9


LB&Co. is an independent compensation consultant specializing in Executive and Director Compensation for public and private companies in both the for- and not-for-profit sectors. For information, please contact Kerri Barsamian at (212) 489-4700.

2.8.2010
Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. Ranks First in Equilar's Three-Year Total Shareholder Return Chart

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. ranks first in Equilar's Three-Year Total Shareholder Return chart within the research firm's annual compensation consultant market share report.

In its 2010 Consultant League Report 1, executive compensation research firm Equilar, Inc. ® researched market share for pay consultants with at least five board engagements at companies in the Russell 3000 Index ®. The firm then compared several key financial metrics, taken from company filings. The top-ranked firm in Equilar's "Three-Year Total Shareholder Return (TSR)" chart is New York-based executive compensation consultant Lyons, Benenson & Company Inc. (LB&Co.)

"If I were asked to choose which list of financial metrics to lead, it would be Three-Year TSR," said Harvey L. Benenson, Managing Director of LB&Co. Other financial metrics in the report include; Revenue, Market Capitalization, Net Income, Total Assets and One-Year TSR. "Our publicly-held clients may not be the largest companies in the world, but our approach to each assignment is consistent, regardless of the firm's size," Benenson continued.

Benenson explained that TSR is one of the metrics LB&Co. uses when helping Compensation Committees select peer groups for comparative purposes in determining executive pay practices. "In a publicly-held company, TSR must be considered to some degree when gauging that company's performance relative to its peers," said Benenson.

LB&Co. is an independent compensation consultant specializing in Executive and Director Compensation for public and private companies in both the for- and not-for-profit sectors. For information, please contact Kerri Kubik at (212) 489-4700.

 



 

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