Posted by John SeethoffVice President and Deputy General Counsel
I want to thank Microsoft’s shareholders who attended or voted at this year’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders. At yesterday’s annual meeting, nearly 86 percent of outstanding shares were voted. For the first time, shareholders who were unable to attend the meeting in person were able to vote online via a virtual shareholder meeting. Shareholders acted on five items of business, including one shareholder proposal. Microsoft shareholders:
More information about these proposals can be found in Microsoft’s Proxy Statement. A replay of the annual meeting is available via Webcast on our Investor Relations site, which also contains a detailed breakdown of yesterday’s vote results.
Following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the Board’s independent directors selected John W. Thompson to serve as lead independent director. In addition, Mr. Thompson will serve as chair of the Compensation Committee, and David Marquardt will serve as chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Here is the Board committee membership effective November 28, 2012.
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