Walmart Announces 2013 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Voting Results
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) today announced shareholder voting results for its Annual Shareholders Meeting held June 7. Approximately 91.9 percent of outstanding shares were represented at the meeting.
The company reported that shareholders approved the election of each of Walmarts 14 director nominees. Each director received affirmative votes from approximately 87.77 percent or more of the shares voted, excluding abstentions and broker non-votes, as follows (all percentages are rounded to the nearest 1/100 of 1 percent):
|Aida M. Alvarez||95.26%||4.74%|
|James I. Cash, Jr.||96.79%||3.21%|
|Roger C. Corbett||99.25%||0.75%|
|Douglas N. Daft||98.39%||1.61%|
|Michael T. Duke||87.89%||12.11%|
|Timothy P. Flynn||99.51%||0.49%|
|Marissa A. Mayer||97.86%||2.14%|
|Gregory B. Penner||97.31%||2.69%|
|Steven S Reinemund||96.52%||3.48%|
|H. Lee Scott, Jr.||91.67%||8.33%|
|Jim C. Walton||96.52%||3.48%|
|S. Robson Walton||89.93%||10.07%|
|Christopher J. Williams||87.77%||12.23%|
|Linda S. Wolf||98.12%||1.88%|
Shareholders also ratified Ernst & Young LLP as Walmarts independent accountants, with affirmative votes from approximately 99.4 percent of the shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote.
Shareholders voted to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Walmarts named executive officers described in Walmarts 2013 proxy statement, with approximately 98.4 percent of the shares present in person or represented by proxy voting in favor of this proposal. In each of the three years shareholders have had an opportunity to vote on the compensation of Walmarts named executive officers, more than 98% of the shares have been voted in favor of this proposal. The Board of Directors had recommended a vote for this proposal. Shareholders voted to approve the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Management Incentive Plan, as amended, with approximately 98.7 percent of the shares present in person or represented by proxy voting in favor of this proposal. The Board of Directors had also recommended a vote for this proposal.
The four shareholder proposals, which the Board of Directors recommended against, failed to receive affirmative votes from a majority of the total shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote and, accordingly, they were defeated. A report on the approximate percentages of the shares represented at the meeting that were voted in favor of each shareholder proposal follows:
- Proposal 5 Special shareowner meeting right: approximately 17.5 percent of the shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote.
- Proposal 6 Equity retention requirement: approximately 7.0 percent of the shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote.
- Proposal 7 Independent chairman: approximately 14.4 percent of the shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote.
- Proposal 8 Request for annual report on recoupment of executive pay: approximately 14.7 percent of the shares that were represented at the meeting and entitled to vote.
The official voting results for each of these proposals will be disclosed in a report to be filed later this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better anytime and anywhere in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.
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Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2013