Subject: s7-07-13 comments
From: Catherine Carter

February 28, 2017

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has long delayed the Dodd-Frank law’s requirement that public companies disclose the ratio of their CEO’s pay to the pay of their median worker. But Americans need and deserve more information about corporate pay practices. Such data helps shareholders guard their pocketbooks against self-seeking executives and it helps us all evaluate the long-term soundness of companies. That’s because excessive compensation at the top encourages risky practices up and down the line—in addition to inhibiting teamwork and reducing employee morale and productivity.

Please keep the Dodd-Frank law in full force...and, indeed, I'd like very much for you to strengthen its requirements. Thanks for considering my input.

Catherine Carter

NC