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Directors Governance Center

May 9, 2013

PwC's Annual Corporate Directors Survey – 2012

PwCs reports the results of a summer 2012 survey responded to by 860 public company directors, 70% of whom serve on the boards of companies with annual revenues of more than $1 billion. Among the board topics surveyed are the following:

*practices regarding finding and replacing directors;

*desirable director nominee attributes;

*attitudes toward CEO succession planning;

*communications with stakeholders;

*director continuing education;

*increasing time commitments;

*responses to self-assessment conclusions;

*responses to say on pay votes;

*parties that influence compensation practices;

*board roles regarding risk oversight;

*efforts in preventing fraud;

*responses to the Securities Exchange Commissions enhanced whistleblower rules; and

*directors views on strategy and technology oversight.

is published on an annual basis by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP through its Center for Board Governance. PwCs Center for Board Governance provides insight on corporate governance issues and trends. Additional information from PwCs Center for Board Governance is available at