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Gender-Based Analysis Report

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Talent, Rewards & Performance Gender pay equity proposals have become a focus for several institutional investors (Arjun Capital and Trillium Asset Management, in particular). Several large technology and financial companies; including Alphabet, Apple, Citigroup, EBay, Facebook and Intel, have submitted proposals seeking requirements for companies to disclose the ratio of pay for females as a percent of males. In response to these proposals, companies typically ask to exclude them or voluntarily release their own gender pay analyses. Not surprisingly, the voluntary disclosures tend to show no significant differences (e.g., 99%) while shareholder proposals sometimes reference a 78% difference. In this report, we examine the compensation of Named Executive Officers (NEOs) at S&P 500 companies to assess the gap in pay for women compared to men at the top of the organization. Using Aon Hewitt's CG Pro (Compensation and Governance Professional) database, we analyzed composition and pay and individual demographics on gender, age, and tenure of NEOs derived from company proxy and other publically available information sources. CG Pro is a powerful tool to extract proxy data quickly among your peer group for analyses such as these. Instead of researching these issues on your own, you can save valuable time and resources to address these benchmarking and governance requests with CG Pro. NEOs are typically regarded as the "Top-5", consisting of the CEO and other C-Suite executives such as CFO, COO, and other Functional or Line roles. In our analysis, we group the executives as either the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Other NEOs comprised of the proxy reported executives other than the CEO. Gender-Based Analysis S&P 500 Companies. Pay and Composition of Senior Leadership

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