Recent Institutional Investor Voting Trends in Contested Board Elections

In this 2019 article we will gauge actual support for dissident board slates among institutional investors, last year we reviewed voting by the top fifty institutional investors (ranked and weighted by equity assets under management) in contested board elections that went to a vote at U.S. issuers in the five-year period ended June 30, 2017, as reported in the Forms N-PX filed by these investors with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

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Institutional Investor Voting in Contested Board Elections

This article reports on voting by the top fifty institutional investors (ranked and weighted by equity assets under management) in 83 contested board elections that went to a vote (including 28 proxy contests for control of the board and 55 proxy contests to elect minorityslates) at U.S. issuers in the five-year period ended June 2017, as reported in the Forms N-PX filed by these investors with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). 4 5

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