Subject: File No.
From: Chris Dearth

March 22, 2017

I would like to express my support for the current pay ratio rule. In particular, I was heartened that candidate Trump addressed the issue of the widening gap between CEO pay and the pay of their companies' lowest-paid employees. The pay ratio rule gives the public general information on this widening gap and allows their public officials to address this gap if they so choose. Greater public information is good and enhances our democracy and faith in our public processes. Please retain this transparency.

Thank you,
Chris Dearth
Portland, Oregon