PIPR Piper Sandler Companies

Employees

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Employee count
CEO pay ratio
CEO Salary
Median Employee Salary

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
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(a)The Company’s Annual Meeting was held on May 15, 2020. The holders of 15,202,051 shares of common stock of the Company, constituting 88.39 percent of the outstanding shares entitled to vote as of the record date, were represented at the Annual Meeting either in person or by proxy.

(b)At the Annual Meeting, Chad R. Abraham, Jonathan J. Doyle, William R. Fitzgerald, Victoria M. Holt, Addison L. Piper, Debbra L. Schoneman, Thomas S. Schreier, Sherry M. Smith, Philip E. Soran and Scott C. Taylor were elected as directors to serve a one-year term expiring at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in 2021. The following table shows the vote totals for each of these individuals:

NameVotes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
Chad R. Abraham13,195,131
853,247
84,287
Jonathan J. Doyle13,281,553
833,335
17,777
William R. Fitzgerald13,854,834
208,904
68,927
Victoria M. Holt10,394,101
3,649,017
89,547
Addison L. Piper13,399,315
666,950
66,400
Debbra L. Schoneman13,257,974
839,384
35,307
Thomas S. Schreier13,846,242
197,856
88,567
Sherry M. Smith13,439,141
625,514
68,010
Philip S. Soran13,932,096
132,040
68,529
Scott C. Taylor13,971,131
92,840
68,694

Broker non-votes for each director totaled 1,069,386.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders also approved the proposal to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditor for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The following table indicates the specific voting results for this proposal:
ProposalVotes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
Ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditor for 2020.15,036,454146,48519,112





At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders also cast an advisory vote to approve the compensation of the officers disclosed in the proxy statement, or a “say-on-pay” vote. The following table indicates the specific voting results for this proposal:
ProposalVotes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
Advisory (non-binding) resolution approving the compensation of the officers disclosed in the proxy statement, or a “say-on-pay” vote.13,597,999420,674113,992

Broker non-votes for this proposal totaled 1,069,386.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders also approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2003 Annual and Long-Term Incentive Plan.
ProposalVotes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions
Approval to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated 2003 Annual and Long-Term Incentive Plan.9,874,5784,154,627103,460

Broker non-votes for this proposal totaled 1,069,386.