Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Rick Robins

October 3, 2013

Stop kowtowing to corporate thieves whose compensation bears absolutely no relationship to their contribution to their companies. They are stealing from their shareholders and from our country's economy. I have worked for some of the largest corporations in the world and some of the smallest. No one is worth hundreds of times the average compensation of a company. Every company is a team, and even the best-known, most respected CEO is only one member of that team. Without the rest of the team, they are useless (from my experience, some of them are useless even with the team - their contribution is actually negative).

There is absolutely no cost to reporting the compensation received by any and all company employees. It is simply a search and export from each company's accounting system. There is no reason to make this complicated. Doing so is just an excuse to try to cover up how inept and unworthy CEO compensation is.

Rick Robins
Grass Valley, California