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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Jay Knight Provides Insight on SEC's Pay Ratio Rule

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August 7, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Jay Knight provided insight for an article outlining the details of the SEC's pay ratio rule, the latest regulation to the Dodd-Frank Act that was approved on August 5. The new rule, which first applies to fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, requires a company to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to the median compensation of its employees. Accordingly, a company with a calendar year fiscal year must first include the disclosure in its Form 10-K or annual meeting proxy statement filed in 2018. As Jay points out in the article, " ... companies can start by reviewing the rule and working with senior executives to determine what the plan will be to arrive at a median employee compensation figure. 'If you can make a few adjustments now, that can lead to less complexity when you actually have to calculate the ratio'"

The full article, "Calculations Ahead: Complying With the SEC Pay Ratio Rule," was published by Corporate Counsel on August 7, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).

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