October 26, 2015 / 10:41 PM / 3 years ago

UPDATE 1-JPMorgan joins proxy access trend, adopts clawback disclosure

(Adds McDonald’s adopting proxy access)

BOSTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday its board will consider a bylaw amendment to make it easier for small groups of investors to run candidates for the New York bank’s board of directors.

That move came just hours before fast-food leader McDonald’s Corp announced that its board amended company bylaws to provide shareholders with new rights of proxy access for director nominations.

In a securities filing, JPMorgan said its board told management to prepare an amendment to grant groups of up to 20 shareholders the right to nominate their own candidates, a change known as “proxy access” that has become a popular reform at many companies this year.

JPMorgan said the amendment would include a requirement that shareholders would need to have owned at least 3 percent of the company for three years, a common threshold and an approach the board requested.

In addition, JPMorgan said its board has adopted a policy under which it would disclose whether it has recouped any incentive compensation from senior executives. (Reporting by Ross Kerber; additional reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; editing by Grant McCool and Alan Crosby)

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