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Board Composition and Director Recruiting Trends, an Equilar publication, analyzes boards of directors as disclosed in annual proxy statements (DEF 14A) or amended 10-K filings (10-K/A) of the Equilar 500 and Russell 3000 companies over the last five years. Years are defined by fiscal year end dates between April 1st and March 31st. The Equilar 500 consists of the 500 largest, by reported revenue, U.S. headquartered companies trading on one of the major U.S. stock exchanges (NYSE, Nasdaq or NYSE MKT (formerly AMEX)), adjusted to approximate the industry sector mix of similar large-cap indices. The report identifies certain trends in the composition and disclosure of public company boards. Georgeson, KPMG’s Board Leadership Center and Semler Brossy Consulting Group offers independent commentary to provide context as to how companies structure boards and recruit directors within the current corporate governance landscape.