SANW S&W Seed

Employees

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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 January 15, 2020, S&W Seed Company (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). A summary of the matters voted upon by stockholders at the Annual Meeting is set forth below, which matters are described in detail in the proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting (the “Proxy Statement”).

Proposal 1. Election of Directors

The Company's stockholders elected the eight persons listed below as directors of the Company, each to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is elected, or, if sooner, until his or her death, resignation or removal. The final voting results were as follows:

Name

Votes For

Votes Against

Withhold

Broker Non-Votes

David A. Fischhoff, Ph.D.

23,711,610

-

630,656

4,661,914

Mark J. Harvey

24,303,123

-

39,143

4,661,914

Consuelo E. Madere

23,638,832

-

703,434

4,661,914

Alexander C. Matina

24,275,896

-

66,370

4,661,914

Charles B. Seidler

24,160,039

-

182,227

4,661,914

Robert D. Straus

24,197,436

-

144,830

4,661,914

Alan D. Willits

23,656,336

-

685,930

4,661,914

Mark W. Wong

24,295,609

-

46,657

4,661,914

Proposal 2. Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Company's stockholders ratified the selection of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The final voting results were as follows:

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstention

Broker Non-Votes

28,947,302

7,242

49,636

-

Proposal 3. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The Company's stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The final voting results were as follows:

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstention

Broker Non-Votes

22,688,548

1,358,743

294,975

4,661,914

Proposal 4. Advisory Vote on Frequency of Stockholder Votes on Executive Compensation

The Company's stockholders indicated, on an advisory basis, the preferred frequency of every year for future stockholder votes regarding compensation awarded to the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement . The final voting results were as follows:

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

23,885,578

8,409

217,506

230,773

4,661,914

Consistent with the recommendation of the Board of Directors and based on these results, the Company will conduct future non-binding advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers every year. This policy will remain in effect until the next non-binding advisory stockholder vote on the frequency of non-binding advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, expected to be held at the Company's 2026 annual meeting of stockholders.