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Cogent Communications (CCOI)

Employees
Data from SEC filings
Employee count
CEO pay ratio
CEO Salary
Median Employee Salary
ESG framework mentions
In last year of SEC filings
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
No mentions
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
No mentions
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No mentions
Shareholder alignment
Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

No recent proxy contest or exempt solicitation filings from shareholders.

Vote support at last AGM

On May 4, 2022, the Company held its Annual Meeting at 2450 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Out of 47,984,156 shares outstanding and authorized to vote at the Annual Meeting as of the record date of March 1, 2021, proxies representing 44,365,911 shares, or more than 92% of outstanding shares, were voted.

Under the first proposal, each of the following nominees were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, to hold office until his or her successor is elected and qualified, with the following voting results:

David Schaeffer:FOR: 41,270,743AGAINST:749,496ABSTAIN:12,837
D. Blake Bath:FOR: 41,033,709AGAINST:987,344ABSTAIN:12,023
Steven D. Brooks:FOR: 40,336,212AGAINST:1,683,554ABSTAIN:13,310
Paul de SaFOR: 41,975,792AGAINST:44,130ABSTAIN:13,154
Lewis H. Ferguson, III:FOR: 41,088,267AGAINST:930,827ABSTAIN:13,982
Sheryl Kennedy:FOR: 41,570,815AGAINST:448,973ABSTAIN:13,288
Marc Montagner:FOR: 39,410,924AGAINST:2,608,668ABSTAIN:13,484

Broker non-votes for the first proposal were 2,332,835 shares.

Stockholders approved the second proposal, approval of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws to amend Section 12 to increase the size of the Board of Directors to nine (9) directors The vote on this second proposal was as follows: FOR: 41,947,603; AGAINST: 75,161; ABSTAIN: 10,312. Broker non-votes for this third proposal were 2,332,835 shares.

Stockholders approved the third proposal, ratifying the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. The vote on this second proposal was as follows: FOR: 41,971,023; AGAINST: 2,387,269; ABSTAIN: 7,619. Broker non-votes for this second proposal were zero (0) shares.

Stockholders approved the fourth proposal, an advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation. The vote on this fourth proposal was as follows: FOR: 39,640,462; AGAINST: 2,359,708; ABSTAIN: 32,906. Broker non-votes for this fourth proposal were 2,332,835 shares.