Even if a company’s previous annual meetings have gone smoothly, it’s dangerous to assume this year’s meeting will be the same. In addition to evolving meeting formats and communication strategies, investors are becoming increasingly vocal at meetings and asking tougher questions. Meetings have become real shareholder events as more shareholder proposals gain majority support and “vote no” campaigns grow. Finally, there are many thorny issues regarding how to count votes.
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Jennifer Card, Senior Counsel – Securities, Governance & Corporate, McDonald’s
Carl Hagberg, Independent Inspector of Elections and Editor of The Shareholder Service Optimizer
Brandon Smith, Executive Counsel – Corporate, Securities & Finance, GE