Item 5: Approximately 73 percent of the votes cast were voted against the stockholder proposal
regarding a report on lobbying.
Fund stockholders also approved a non-binding stockholder proposal
requesting that the board of directors consider authorizing a self-tender offer for all outstanding common shares of the fund at or close to net asset value, and if more than 50 percent of the fund's outstanding common shares are tendered, to cancel the tender offer and take the steps necessary to liquidate, merge or convert the fund to an open-end mutual fund.
A stockholder proposal
to implement a policy regarding related party transactions (in lieu of the company's current SEC compliant policy) was not approved.
REJECTED: A stockholder proposal
urging directors at St, Louis-based Emerson electric company to ban antigay discrimination, February 4.
Item 4: Approximately 61 percent of the votes cast were voted against the stockholder proposal
regarding exclusive forum provisions.
Stratus Properties Inc (NASDAQ:STRS) disclosed on Tuesday that as per the preliminary vote count by its proxy solicitor, stockholders re-elected its director nominees, directors William 'Beau'" Armstrong and Charles Porter to the board and rejected the stockholder proposal
presented by Carl E.
Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced that it will support an amended stockholder proposal
based upon an agreement with Ronald L.
In addition, the company's shareholders have approved a non-binding advisory resolution on executive compensation and approved a stockholder proposal
to declassify the Company's Board of Directors.
Also at the meeting, two advisory stockholder proposals
were voted upon: a stockholder proposal
requesting the Board of Directors to provide an annual advisory vote on electioneering, political contributions and communication expenditures received less than 5% of the shares cast and was not approved; and a stockholder proposal
requesting the Board to adopt a rule to redeem any current or future stockholder rights plan unless such plan is submitted to a stockholder vote within 12 months received 68% of the shares cast and was approved.
In order for a stockholder proposal
to be considered for inclusion in the proxy statement, it must be received by the Company on or prior to the close of business on April 13, 2012 (5:00 p.
Because the date of the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders is more than 30 days before the anniversary of the date of the 2011 Annual Meeting, in accordance with the requirements for advance notice set forth in the Company's bylaws, a stockholder that desires to nominate a director candidate or introduce a stockholder proposal
from the floor of the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders must submit that proposal or nomination in writing to the Company's Secretary at the address below no later than Dec.
Additionally, the company said that under Rule 14a-8 of the US Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and as set forth under the caption 'Stockholder Proposals
for 2014 Annual Meeting' in its proxy statement, stockholders are advised that the 3 October 2013 deadline continues to apply for any stockholder proposal
to be considered for inclusion in the proxy statement, for the 2014 meeting.