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BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund

Filed: 21 Aug 19, 1:02pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC  20549

 

FORM N-PX

 

annual report of proxy voting record of

registered management investment company

 

Investment Company Act file number: 

811- 03081

 

 

BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund, Inc.
(formerly, Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc.)

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

c/o BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc.
240 Greenwich Street
New York, New York  10286

                                                                                                           

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Bennett A. MacDougall, Esq.

240 Greenwich Street
New York, New York  10286

                                                                                                           

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 922-6400

 

Date of fiscal year end:  12/31

 

Date of reporting period:  July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

 


 

Item 1.  Proxy Voting Record

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

====================== BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund, Inc. ======================

 

 

ABBOTT LABORATORIES                                                            

 

Ticker:       ABT            Security ID:  002824100                           

Meeting Date: APR 26, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 27, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Robert J. Alpern         For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Roxanne S. Austin        For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Sally E. Blount          For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Michelle A. Kumbier      For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Edward M. Liddy          For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Nancy McKinstry          For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Phebe N. Novakovic       For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director William A. Osborn        For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Samuel C. Scott, III     For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Daniel J. Starks         For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director John G. Stratton         For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Glenn F. Tilton          For       For          Management

1.13  Elect Director Miles D. White           For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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ABBVIE INC.                                                                    

 

Ticker:       ABBV           Security ID:  00287Y109                           

Meeting Date: MAY 03, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 08, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director William H.L. Burnside    For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Brett J. Hart            For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Edward J. Rapp           For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management

      Requirement for Amendments to the                                        


 
 

      By-Law and Certificate of Incorporation                                  

5     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

6     Report on Integrating Risks Related to  Against   Against      Shareholder

      Drug Pricing into Senior Executive                                       

      Compensation                                                             

7     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS, INC.                                                 

 

Ticker:       APD            Security ID:  009158106                            

Meeting Date: JAN 24, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  NOV 30, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Susan K. Carter          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Charles I. Cogut         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Seifi Ghasemi            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Chadwick C. Deaton       For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director David H. Y. Ho           For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Margaret G. McGlynn      For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Edward L. Monser         For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Matthew H. Paull         For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officer Compensation                                           

3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

 

 

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ALTRIA GROUP, INC.                                                             

 

Ticker:       MO             Security ID:  02209S103                           

Meeting Date: MAY 16, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 25, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director John T. Casteen, III     For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Dinyar S. Devitre        For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Thomas F. Farrell, II    For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Debra J. Kelly-Ennis     For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director W. Leo Kiely, III        For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Kathryn B. McQuade       For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director George Munoz             For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Mark E. Newman           For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Nabil Y. Sakkab          For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Virginia E. Shanks       For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Howard A. Willard, III   For       For          Management

2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                  

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Reduce Nicotine Levels in Tobacco       Against   Against      Shareholder

      Products                                                                 

5     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   For          Shareholder

 

 


 
 

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AMAZON.COM, INC.                                                               

 

Ticker:       AMZN           Security ID:  023135106                           

Meeting Date: MAY 22, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 28, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Jeffrey P. Bezos         For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Rosalind G. Brewer       For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Jamie S. Gorelick        For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Daniel P. Huttenlocher   For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Judith A. McGrath        For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Indra K. Nooyi           For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Jonathan J. Rubinstein   For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Thomas O. Ryder          For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Patricia Q. Stonesifer   For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Wendell P. Weeks         For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Report on Management of Food Waste      Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   For          Shareholder

      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting                                     

6     Prohibit Sales of Facial Recognition    Against   Against      Shareholder

      Technology to Government Agencies                                        

7     Report on Impact of Government Use of   Against   For          Shareholder

      Facial Recognition Technologies                                          

8     Report on Products Promoting Hate       Against   For          Shareholder

      Speech                                                                   

9     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

10    Report on Sexual Harassment             Against   For          Shareholder

11    Report on Climate Change                Against   For          Shareholder

12    Disclose a Board of Directors'          Against   Against      Shareholder

      Qualification Matrix                                                      

13    Report on Gender Pay Gap                Against   Against      Shareholder

14    Assess Feasibility of Including         Against   Against      Shareholder

      Sustainability as a Performance                                           

      Measure for Senior Executive                                             

      Compensation                                                             

15    Provide Vote Counting to Exclude        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Abstentions                                                              

 

 

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AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY                                                        

 

Ticker:       AXP            Security ID:  025816109                           

Meeting Date: MAY 07, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 11, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Charlene Barshefsky      For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director John J. Brennan          For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Peter Chernin            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Ralph de la Vega         For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Anne Lauvergeon          For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Michael O. Leavitt       For       For          Management


 
 

1g    Elect Director Theodore J. Leonsis      For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Stephen J. Squeri        For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Daniel L. Vasella        For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Ronald A. Williams       For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Christopher D. Young     For       For          Management

2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                  

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

4     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

5     Adjust Executive Compensation Metrics   Against   Against      Shareholder

      for Share Buybacks                                                        

6     Report on Gender Pay Gap                Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV SA/NV                                                      

 

Ticker:       ABI            Security ID:  03524A108                           

Meeting Date: APR 24, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual/Special                      

Record Date:  MAR 15, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

A1.a  Receive Special Board Report Re:        None      None         Management

      Article 559 of the Companies Code                                        

A1.b  Receive Special Auditor Report Re:      None      None         Management

      Article 559 of the Companies Code                                        

A1.c  Amend Article 4 Re: Corporate Purpose   For       For          Management

B2    Amend Article 23 Re: Requirements of    For       Against      Management

      the Chairperson of the Board                                             

C3    Receive Directors' Reports (Non-Voting) None      None         Management

C4    Receive Auditors' Reports (Non-Voting)  None      None         Management

C5    Receive Consolidated Financial          None      None         Management

      Statements and Statutory Reports                                         

      (Non-Voting)                                                              

C6    Approve Financial Statements,           For       For          Management

      Allocation of Income, and Dividends of                                   

      EUR 1.80 per Share                                                        

C7    Approve Discharge of Directors          For       For          Management

C8    Approve Discharge of Auditor            For       For          Management

C9.a  Elect Xiaozhi Liu as Independent        For       For          Management

      Director                                                                 

C9.b  Elect Sabine Chalmers as Director       For       Against      Management

C9.c  Elect Cecilia Sicupira as Director      For       Against      Management

C9.d  Elect Claudio Garcia as Director        For       Against      Management

C9.e  Reelect Martin J. Barrington as         For       Against      Management

      Director                                                                 

C9.f  Reelect William F. Gifford, Jr. as      For       Against      Management

      Director                                                                 

C9.g  Reelect Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila  For       Against      Management

      as Director                                                               

C10   Ratify PwC as Auditors and Approve      For       For          Management

      Auditors' Remuneration                             ��                     

C11.a Approve Remuneration Report             For       Against      Management

C11.b Approve Fixed Remuneration of Directors For       Against      Management

C11.c Approve Grant of Restricted Stock Units For       For          Management

D12   Authorize Implementation of Approved    For       For          Management

      Resolutions and Filing of Required                                       

      Documents/Formalities at Trade Registry                                  


 
 

 

 

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APPLE, INC.                                                                    

 

Ticker:       AAPL           Security ID:  037833100                           

Meeting Date: MAR 01, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 02, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director James Bell               For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Tim Cook                 For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Al Gore                  For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Bob Iger                 For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Andrea Jung              For       Against      Management

1f    Elect Director Art Levinson             For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Ron Sugar                For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Sue Wagner               For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Proxy Access Amendments                 Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Disclose Board Diversity and            Against   Against      Shareholder

      Qualifications                                                           

 

 

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ASML HOLDING NV                                                                

 

Ticker:       ASML           Security ID:  N07059210                           

Meeting Date: APR 24, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 27, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Open Meeting                            None      None         Management

2     Discuss the Company's Business,         None      None         Management

      Financial Situation and Sustainability                                    

3a    Discuss Remuneration Policy             None      None         Management

3b    Adopt Financial Statements and          For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                        

3c    Receive Clarification on Company's      None      None         Management

      Reserves and Dividend Policy                                             

3d    Approve Dividends of EUR 2.10 Per Share For       For          Management

4a    Approve Discharge of Management Board   For       For          Management

4b    Approve Discharge of Supervisory Board  For       For          Management

5     Amend Remuneration Policy               For       For          Management

6     Approve 200,000 Performance Shares for  For       For          Management

      Board of Management                                                      

7     Discussion of Updated Supervisory       None      None         Management

      Board Profile                                                            

8a    Reelect G.J. Kleisterlee to             For       For          Management

      Supervisory Board                                                         

8b    Reelect A.P. Aris to Supervisory Board  For       For          Management

8c    Reelect R.D. Schwalb to Supervisory     For       For          Management

      Board                                                                     

8d    Reelect W.H. Ziebart to Supervisory     For       For          Management

      Board                                                                    

8e    Receive Retirement Schedule of the      None      None         Management


 
 

      Supervisory Board                                                        

9     Approve Remuneration of Supervisory     For       For          Management

      Board                                                                     

10    Ratify KPMG as Auditors                 For       For          Management

11a   Grant Board Authority to Issue Shares   For       For          Management

      Up to 5 Percent of Issued Capital for                                     

      General Purposes                                                         

11b   Authorize Board to Exclude Preemptive   For       For          Management

      Rights from Share Issuances Under Item                                   

      11a                                                                      

11c   Grant Board Authority to Issue or       For       For          Management

      Grant Rights to Subscribe for Ordinary                                   

      Shares Up to 5 Percent in Case of                                        

      Merger or Acquisition                                                    

11d   Authorize Board to Exclude Preemptive   For       For          Management

      Rights from Share Issuances Under Item                                   

      11c                                                                      

12a   Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Share Capital                                           

12b   Authorize Additional Repurchase of Up   For       For          Management

      to 10 Percent of Issued Share Capital                                    

13    Authorize Cancellation of Repurchased   For       For          Management

      Shares                                                                   

14    Other Business (Non-Voting)             None      None         Management

15    Close Meeting                           None      None         Management

 

 

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AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       ADP            Security ID:  053015103                           

Meeting Date: NOV 06, 2018   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  SEP 07, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Peter Bisson             For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Richard T. Clark         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Eric C. Fast             For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Linda R. Gooden          For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Michael P. Gregoire      For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director R. Glenn Hubbard         For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director John P. Jones            For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Thomas J. Lynch          For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Scott F. Powers          For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director William J. Ready         For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Carlos A. Rodriguez      For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Sandra S. Wijnberg       For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       For          Management

4     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

 

 

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.                                                         

 

Ticker:       BRK.B          Security ID:  084670108                           


 
 

Meeting Date: MAY 04, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 06, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Warren E. Buffet         For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Charles T. Munger        For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Gregory E. Abel          For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Howard G. Buffett        For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Stephen B. Burke         For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Susan L. Decker          For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director William H. Gates, III    For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director David S. Gottesman       For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Charlotte Guyman         For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Ajit Jain                For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Thomas S. Murphy         For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Ronald L. Olson          For       For          Management

1.13  Elect Director Walter Scott, Jr.        For       For          Management

1.14  Elect Director Meryl B. Witmer          For       For          Management

 

 

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BLACKROCK, INC.                                                                

 

Ticker:       BLK            Security ID:  09247X101                           

Meeting Date: MAY 23, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 25, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Bader M. Alsaad          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Mathis Cabiallavetta     For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Pamela Daley             For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director William S. Demchak       For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Jessica P. Einhorn       For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Laurence D. Fink         For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director William E. Ford          For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Fabrizio Freda           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Murry S. Gerber          For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Margaret L. Johnson      For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Robert S. Kapito         For       Against      Management

1l    Elect Director Cheryl D. Mills          For       For          Management

1m    Elect Director Gordon M. Nixon          For       For          Management

1n    Elect Director Charles H. Robbins       For       For          Management

1o    Elect Director Ivan G. Seidenberg       For       For          Management

1p    Elect Director Marco Antonio Slim Domit For       For          Management

1q    Elect Director Susan L. Wagner          For       For          Management

1r    Elect Director Mark Wilson              For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Deloitte LLP as Auditors         For       For          Management

4     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Adopt Simple Majority Vote              Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED                                               

 

Ticker:       CP             Security ID:  13645T100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 07, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              


 
 

Record Date:  MAR 15, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Ratify Deloitte LLP as Auditors         For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote on Executive              For       For          Management

      Compensation Approach                                                     

3.1   Elect Director John Baird               For       For          Management

3.2   Elect Director Isabelle Courville       For       For          Management

3.3   Elect Director Keith E. Creel           For       For          Management

3.4   Elect Director Gillian (Jill) H. Denham For       For          Management

3.5   Elect Director Rebecca MacDonald        For       For          Management

3.6   Elect Director Edward L. Monser         For       For          Management

3.7   Elect Director Matthew H. Paull         For       For          Management

3.8   Elect Director Jane L. Peverett         For       For          Management

3.9   Elect Director Gordon T. Trafton        For       For          Management

 

 

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CHEVRON CORPORATION                                                            

 

Ticker:       CVX            Security ID:  166764100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 29, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 01, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Wanda M. Austin          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director John B. Frank            For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Alice P. Gast            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Enrique Hernandez, Jr.   For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Charles W. Moorman, IV   For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Dambisa F. Moyo          For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Debra Reed-Klages        For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Ronald D. Sugar          For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Inge G. Thulin           For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director D. James Umpleby, III    For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Michael K. Wirth         For       For          Management

2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                   

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Report on Human Right to Water          Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Report on Plans to Reduce Carbon        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Footprint Aligned with Paris Agreement                                   

      Goals                                                                    

6     Establish Environmental Issue Board     Against   Against      Shareholder

      Committee                                                                

7     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

8     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   For          Shareholder

      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting                                     

 

 

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CHUBB LIMITED                                                                   

 

Ticker:       CB             Security ID:  H1467J104                           

Meeting Date: MAY 16, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 25, 2019                                                      

 


 
 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                         

2.1   Allocate Disposable Profit              For       For          Management

2.2   Approve Dividend Distribution From      For       For          Management

      Legal Reserves Through Capital                                            

      Contributions Reserve Subaccount                                         

3     Approve Discharge of Board of Directors For       For          Management

4.1   Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers AG        For       For          Management

      (Zurich) as Statutory Auditor                                            

4.2   Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP       For       For          Management

      (United States) as Independent                                           

      Registered Accounting Firm                                               

4.3   Ratify BDO AG (Zurich) as Special       For       For          Management

      Audit Firm                                                               

5.1   Elect Director Evan G. Greenberg        For       For          Management

5.2   Elect Director Robert M. Hernandez      For       For          Management

5.3   Elect Director Michael G. Atieh         For       For          Management

5.4   Elect Director Sheila P. Burke          For       For          Management

5.5   Elect Director James I. Cash            For       For          Management

5.6   Elect Director Mary Cirillo             For       For          Management

5.7   Elect Director Michael P. Connors       For       For          Management

5.8   Elect Director John A. Edwardson        For       For          Management

5.9   Elect Director Kimberly A. Ross         For       For          Management

5.10  Elect Director Robert W. Scully         For       For          Management

5.11  Elect Director Eugene B. Shanks, Jr.    For       For          Management

5.12  Elect Director Theodore E. Shasta       For       For          Management

5.13  Elect Director David H. Sidwell         For       For          Management

5.14  Elect Director Olivier Steimer          For       For          Management

6     Elect Evan G. Greenberg as Board        For       For          Management

      Chairman         ��                                                        

7.1   Elect Michael P. Connors as Member of   For       For          Management

      the Compensation Committee                                               

7.2   Elect Mary Cirillo as Member of the     For       For          Management

      Compensation Committee                                                   

7.3   Elect John A. Edwardson as Member of    For       For          Management

      the Compensation Committee                                               

7.4   Elect Robert M. Hernandez as Member of  For       For          Management

      the Compensation Committee                                               

8     Designate Homburger AG as Independent   For       For          Management

      Proxy                                                                     

9.1   Approve the Maximum Aggregate           For       For          Management

      Remuneration of Directors                                                

9.2   Approve Remuneration of Executive       For       For          Management

      Management in the Amount of USD 43                                       

      Million for Fiscal 2020                                                  

10    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

11    Transact Other Business (Voting)        For       Against      Management

 

 

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COMCAST CORPORATION                                                            

 

Ticker:       CMCSA          Security ID:  20030N101                           

Meeting Date: JUN 05, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 05, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   


 
 

1.1   Elect Director Kenneth J. Bacon         For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Madeline S. Bell         For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Sheldon M. Bonovitz      For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Edward D. Breen          For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Gerald L. Hassell        For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Jeffrey A. Honickman     For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Maritza G. Montiel       For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Asuka Nakahara           For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director David C. Novak           For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Brian L. Roberts         For       For          Management

2     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as Auditor For       For          Management

3     Approve Nonqualified Employee Stock     For       For          Management

      Purchase Plan                                                            

4     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

5     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

6     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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CONOCOPHILLIPS                                                                  

 

Ticker:       COP            Security ID:  20825C104                           

Meeting Date: MAY 14, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 18, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Charles E. Bunch         For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Caroline Maury Devine    For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director John V. Faraci           For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Jody Freeman             For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Gay Huey Evans           For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Jeffrey A. Joerres       For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Ryan M. Lance            For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director William H. McRaven       For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Sharmila Mulligan        For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Arjun N. Murti           For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Robert A. Niblock        For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

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CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.                                                     

 

Ticker:       STZ            Security ID:  21036P108                           

Meeting Date: JUL 17, 2018   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAY 18, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Jerry Fowden             For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Barry A. Fromberg        For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Robert L. Hanson         For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Ernesto M. Hernandez     For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Susan Somersille Johnson For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director James A. Locke, III      For       Withhold     Management

1.7   Elect Director Daniel J. McCarthy       For       For          Management


 
 

1.8   Elect Director Richard Sands            For       Withhold     Management

1.9   Elect Director Robert Sands             For       Withhold     Management

1.10  Elect Director Judy A. Schmeling        For       Withhold     Management

1.11  Elect Director Keith E. Wandell         For       For          Management

2     Ratify KPMG LLP as Auditors             For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION                                                         

 

Ticker:       XOM            Security ID:  30231G102                           

Meeting Date: MAY 29, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 03, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Susan K. Avery           For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Angela F. Braly          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Ursula M. Burns          For       Against      Management

1.4   Elect Director Kenneth C. Frazier       For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Steven A. Kandarian      For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Douglas R. Oberhelman    For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Samuel J. Palmisano      For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Steven S Reinemund       For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director William C. Weldon        For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Darren W. Woods          For       For          Management

2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                   

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

5     Amend Bylaws - Call Special Meetings    Against   For          Shareholder

6     Disclose a Board Diversity and          Against   Against      Shareholder

      Qualifications Matrix                                                     

7     Establish Environmental/Social Issue    Against   Against      Shareholder

      Board Committee                                                          

8     Report on Risks of Petrochemical        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Operations in Flood Prone Areas                                          

9     Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

10    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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FACEBOOK, INC.                                                                 

 

Ticker:       FB             Security ID:  30303M102                           

Meeting Date: MAY 30, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 05, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Peggy Alford             For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Marc L. Andreessen       For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Kenneth I. Chenault      For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Susan D.                 For       For          Management

      Desmond-Hellmann                                                         

1.5   Elect Director Sheryl K. Sandberg       For       Withhold     Management

1.6   Elect Director Peter A. Thiel           For       For          Management


 
 

1.7   Elect Director Jeffrey D. Zients        For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Mark Zuckerberg          For       For          Management

2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Advisory Vote on Say on Pay Frequency   Three     One Year     Management

                                              Years                            

5     Approve Recapitalization Plan for all   Against   For          Shareholder

      Stock to Have One-vote per Share                                          

6     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

7     Require a Majority Vote for the         Against   For          Shareholder

      Election of Directors                                                     

8     Disclose Board Diversity and            Against   Against      Shareholder

      Qualifications Matrix                                                    

9     Report on Content Governance            Against   Against      Shareholder

10    Report on Global Median Gender Pay Gap  Against   Against      Shareholder

11    Prepare Employment Diversity Report     Against   Against      Shareholder

      and Report on Diversity Policies                                          

12    Study Strategic Alternatives Including  Against   Against      Shareholder

      Sale of Assets                                                           

 

 

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HERMES INTERNATIONAL SCA                                                       

 

Ticker:       RMS            Security ID:  F48051100                           

Meeting Date: JUN 04, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual/Special                      

Record Date:  MAY 30, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Approve Financial Statements and        For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                         

2     Approve Consolidated Financial          For       For          Management

      Statements and Statutory Reports                                         

3     Approve Discharge of General Managers   For       For          Management

4     Approve Allocation of Income and        For       For          Management

      Dividends of EUR 4.55 per Share                                          

5     Approve Auditors' Special Report on     For       Against      Management

      Related-Party Transactions                                               

6     Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       Against      Management

      Percent of Issued Share Capital                                           

7     Approve Compensation of Axel Dumas,     For       Against      Management

      General Manager                                                          

8     Approve Compensation of Emile Hermes    For       Against      Management

      SARL, General Manager                                                    

9     Reelect Charles-Eric Bauer as           For       Against      Management

      Supervisory Board Member                                                  

10    Reelect Julie Guerrand as Supervisory   For       Against      Management

      Board Member                                                             

11    Reelect Dominique Senequier as          For       For          Management

      Supervisory Board Member                                                 

12    Elect Alexandre Viros as Supervisory    For       For          Management

      Board Member                                                             

13    Elect Estelle Brachlianoff as           For       For          Management

      Supervisory Board Member                                                 

14    Authorize Decrease in Share Capital     For       For          Management

      via Cancellation of Repurchased Shares                                   

15    Authorize Capitalization of Reserves    For       Against      Management

      of up to 40 Percent of Issued Capital                                    


 
 

      for Bonus Issue or Increase in Par                                       

      Value                                                                    

16    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       Against      Management

      Equity-Linked Securities with                                             

      Preemptive Rights up to 40 Percent of                                    

      Issued Capital                                                           

17    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       Against      Management

      Equity-Linked Securities without                                         

      Preemptive Rights up to 40 Percent of                                    

      Issued Capital                                                            

18    Authorize Capital Issuances for Use in  For       For          Management

      Employee Stock Purchase Plans                                            

19    Approve Issuance of Equity or           For       Against      Management

      Equity-Linked Securities up to 20                                        

      Percent of Issued Capital Per Year for                                   

      Private Placements                                                        

20    Authorize Capital Increase of up to 10  For       Against      Management

      Percent of Issued Capital for                                            

      Contributions in Kind                                                    

21    Authorize Filing of Required            For       For          Management

      Documents/Other Formalities                                              

 

 

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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG                                                       

 

Ticker:       IFX            Security ID:  45662N103                           

Meeting Date: FEB 21, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 16, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Receive Financial Statements and        None      None         Management

      Statutory Reports for Fiscal 2018                                        

      (Non-Voting)                                                             

2     Approve Allocation of Income and        For       For          Management

      Dividends of EUR 0.27 per Share                                          

3     Approve Discharge of Management Board   For       For          Management

      for Fiscal 2018                                                          

4     Approve Discharge of Supervisory Board  For       For          Management

      for Fiscal 2018                                                          

5     Ratify KPMG AG as Auditors for Fiscal   For       For          Management

      2019                                                                      

 

 

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INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE, INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       ICE            Security ID:  45866F104                            

Meeting Date: MAY 17, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 19, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Sharon Y. Bowen          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Charles R. Crisp         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Duriya M. Farooqui       For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Jean-Marc Forneri        For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director The Right Hon. The Lord  For       For          Management

      Hague of Richmond                                                        


 
 

1f    Elect Director Frederick W. Hatfield    For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Thomas E. Noonan         For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Frederic V. Salerno      For       Against      Management

1i    Elect Director Jeffrey C. Sprecher      For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Judith A. Sprieser       For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Vincent Tese             For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

 

 

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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.                                                       

 

Ticker:       ISRG           Security ID:  46120E602                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 01, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Craig H. Barratt         For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Gary S. Guthart          For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Amal M. Johnson          For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Don R. Kania             For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Keith R. Leonard, Jr.    For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Alan J. Levy             For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Jami Dover Nachtsheim    For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Mark J. Rubash           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Lonnie M. Smith          For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

4     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management

5     Adopt Simple Majority Vote              Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON                                                              

 

Ticker:       JNJ            Security ID:  478160104                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 26, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Mary C. Beckerle         For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director D. Scott Davis           For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Ian E. L. Davis          For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Jennifer A. Doudna       For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Alex Gorsky              For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Marillyn A. Hewson       For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Mark B. McClellan        For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Anne M. Mulcahy          For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director William D. Perez         For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Charles Prince           For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director A. Eugene Washington     For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Ronald A. Williams       For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         


 
 

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                  

4     Clawback Disclosure of Recoupment       Against   For          Shareholder

      Activity from Senior Officers                                            

5     Report on Integrating Risks Related to  Against   Against      Shareholder

      Drug Pricing into Senior Executive                                       

      Compensation                                                             

 

 

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JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                                           

 

Ticker:       JPM            Security ID:  46625H100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 21, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 22, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Linda B. Bammann         For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director James A. Bell            For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Stephen B. Burke         For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Todd A. Combs            For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director James S. Crown           For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director James Dimon              For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Timothy P. Flynn         For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Mellody Hobson           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Laban P. Jackson, Jr.    For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Michael A. Neal          For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Lee R. Raymond           For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                   

4     Report on Gender Pay Gap                Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Amend Proxy Access Right                Against   Against      Shareholder

6     Provide for Cumulative Voting           Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE                                            

 

Ticker:       MC             Security ID:  F58485115                            

Meeting Date: APR 18, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual/Special                      

Record Date:  APR 15, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Approve Financial Statements and        For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                        

2     Approve Consolidated Financial          For       For          Management

      Statements and Statutory Reports                                         

3     Approve Allocation of Income and        For       For          Management

      Dividends of EUR 6.00 per Share                                          

4     Approve Auditors' Special Report on     For       Against      Management

      Related-Party Transactions                                               

5     Ratify Appointment of Sophie Chassat    For       For          Management

      as Director                                                               

6     Reelect Bernard Arnault as Director     For       Against      Management

7     Reelect Sophie Chassat as Director      For       For          Management

8     Reelect Clara Gaymard as Director       For       For          Management


 
 

9     Reelect Hubert Vedrine as Director      For       Against      Management

10    Elect Iris Knobloch as Director         For       For          Management

11    Appoint Yann Arthus-Bertrand as Censor  For       Against      Management

12    Approve Compensation of Bernard         For       Against      Management

      Arnault, Chairman and CEO                                                

13    Approve Compensation of Antonio         For       Against      Management

      Belloni, Vice-CEO                                                        

14    Approve Remuneration Policy of CEO and  For       Against      Management

      Chairman                                                                  

15    Approve Remuneration Policy of Vice-CEO For       Against      Management

16    Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Share Capital                                           

17    Authorize Decrease in Share Capital     For       For          Management

      via Cancellation of Repurchased Shares                                   

18    Authorize Capitalization of Reserves    For       For          Management

      of Up to EUR 50 Million for Bonus                                        

      Issue or Increase in Par Value                                           

19    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management

      Equity-Linked Securities with                                            

      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate                                        

      Nominal Amount of EUR 50 Million                                         

20    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       Against      Management

      Equity-Linked Securities without                                         

      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate                                        

      Nominal Amount of EUR 50 Million                                          

21    Approve Issuance of Equity or           For       Against      Management

      Equity-Linked Securities for Qualified                                   

      Investors, up to Aggregate Nominal                                        

      Amount of EUR 50 Million                                                 

22    Authorize Board to Set Issue Price for  For       Against      Management

      10 Percent Per Year of Issued Capital                                     

      Pursuant to Issue Authority without                                      

      Preemptive Rights                                                        

23    Authorize Board to Increase Capital in  For       Against      Management

      the Event of Additional Demand Related                                   

      to Delegation Submitted to Shareholder                                   

      Vote Above                                                                

24    Authorize Capital Increase of Up to     For       Against      Management

      EUR 50 Million for Future Exchange                                       

      Offers                                                                   

25    Authorize Capital Increase of up to 10  For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Capital for                                            

      Contributions in Kind                                                    

26    Authorize up to 1 Percent of Issued     For       Against      Management

      Capital for Use in Stock Option Plans                                    

27    Authorize Capital Issuances for Use in  For       For          Management

      Employee Stock Purchase Plans                                            

28    Set Total Limit for Capital Increase    For       For          Management

      to Result from All Issuance Requests                                     

      at EUR 50 Million                                                         

 

 

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MASTERCARD INCORPORATED                                                        

 

Ticker:       MA             Security ID:  57636Q104                           

Meeting Date: JUN 25, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 26, 2019                                                     

 


 
 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Richard Haythornthwaite  For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Ajay Banga               For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director David R. Carlucci        For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Richard K. Davis         For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Steven J. Freiberg       For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Julius Genachowski       For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Choon Phong Goh          For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Merit E. Janow           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Oki Matsumoto            For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Youngme Moon             For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Rima Qureshi             For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Jose Octavio Reyes       For       For          Management

      Lagunes                                                                  

1m    Elect Director Gabrielle Sulzberger     For       For          Management

1n    Elect Director Jackson Tai              For       For          Management

1o    Elect Director Lance Uggla              For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

4     Report on Gender Pay Gap                Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Establish Human Rights Board Committee  Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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MCDONALD'S CORPORATION                                                         

 

Ticker:       MCD            Security ID:  580135101                           

Meeting Date: MAY 23, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 25, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Lloyd Dean               For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Stephen Easterbrook      For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Robert Eckert            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Margaret Georgiadis      For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Enrique Hernandez, Jr.   For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Richard Lenny            For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director John Mulligan            For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Sheila Penrose           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director John Rogers, Jr.         For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Paul Walsh               For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Miles White              For       Against      Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

4     Change Range for Size of the Board      For       For          Management

5     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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MICROSOFT CORP.                                                                

 

Ticker:       MSFT           Security ID:  594918104                           

Meeting Date: NOV 28, 2018   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  SEP 26, 2018                                                     

 


 
 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director William H. Gates, III    For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Reid G. Hoffman          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Hugh F. Johnston         For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Teri L. List-Stoll       For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Satya Nadella            For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Charles H. Noski         For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Helmut Panke             For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Sandra E. Peterson       For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Penny S. Pritzker        For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Charles W. Scharf        For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Arne M. Sorenson         For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director John W. Stanton          For       For          Management

1.13  Elect Director John W. Thompson         For       For          Management

1.14  Elect Director Padmasree Warrior        For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

 

 

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NESTLE SA                                                                      

 

Ticker:       NESN           Security ID:  641069406                           

Meeting Date: APR 11, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 04, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                        

1.2   Approve Remuneration Report             For       For          Management

2     Approve Discharge of Board and Senior   For       For          Management

      Management                                                               

3     Approve Allocation of Income and        For       For          Management

      Dividends of CHF 2.45 per Share                                           

4.1a  Reelect Paul Bulcke as Director and     For       For          Management

      Board Chairman                                                           

4.1b  Reelect Ulf Schneider as Director       For       For          Management

4.1c  Reelect Henri de Castries as Director   For       For          Management

4.1d  Reelect Beat Hess as Director           For       For          Management

4.1e  Reelect Renato Fassbind as Director     For       For          Management

4.1f  Reelect Ann Veneman as Director         For       For          Management

4.1g  Reelect Eva Cheng as Director           For       For          Management

4.1h  Reelect Patrick Aebischer as Director   For       For          Management

4.1i  Reelect Ursula Burns as Director        For       For          Management

4.1j  Reelect Kasper Rorsted as Director      For       For          Management

4.1k  Reelect Pablo Isla as Director          For       For          Management

4.1l  Reelect Kimberly Ross as Director       For       For          Management

4.2.1 Elect Dick Boer as Director             For       For          Management

4.2.2 Elect Dinesh Paliwal as Director        For       For          Management

4.3.1 Appoint Beat Hess as Member of the      For       For          Management

      Compensation Committee                                                   

4.3.2 Appoint Patrick Aebischer as Member of  For       For          Management

      the Compensation Committee                                               

4.3.3 Appoint Ursula Burns as Member of the   For       For          Management

      Compensation Committee                                                   

4.3.4 Appoint Pablo Isla as Member of the     For       For          Management

      Compensation Committee                                                   


 
 

4.4   Ratify KPMG AG as Auditors              For       For          Management

4.5   Designate Hartmann Dreyer as            For       For          Management

      Independent Proxy                                                        

5.1   Approve Remuneration of Directors in    For       For          Management

      the Amount of CHF 10 Million                                              

5.2   Approve Maximum Remuneration of         For       For          Management

      Executive Committee in the Amount of                                     

      CHF 55 Million                                                            

6     Approve CHF 8.7 Million Reduction in    For       For          Management

      Share Capital via Cancellation of                                        

      Repurchased Shares                                                        

7     Transact Other Business (Voting)        Against   Against      Management

 

 

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NIKE, INC.                                                                      

 

Ticker:       NKE            Security ID:  654106103                           

Meeting Date: SEP 20, 2018   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JUL 20, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Alan B. Graf, Jr.        For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director John C. Lechleiter       For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Michelle A. Peluso       For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Report on Political Contributions       Against   For          Shareholder

      Disclosure                                                               

4     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                  

 

 

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PEPSICO, INC.                                                                  

 

Ticker:       PEP            Security ID:  713448108                           

Meeting Date: MAY 01, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 01, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Shona L. Brown           For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Cesar Conde              For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Ian Cook                 For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Dina Dublon              For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Richard W. Fisher        For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Michelle Gass            For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director William R. Johnson       For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Ramon Laguarta           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director David C. Page            For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Robert C. Pohlad         For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Daniel Vasella           For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Darren Walker            For       For          Management

1m    Elect Director Alberto Weisser          For       For          Management

2     Ratify KPMG LLP as Auditors             For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management


 
 

      Requirement                                                              

5     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

6     Report on Pesticide Management          Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       PM             Security ID:  718172109                           

Meeting Date: MAY 01, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 08, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Andre Calantzopoulos     For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Louis C. Camilleri       For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Massimo Ferragamo        For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Werner Geissler          For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Lisa A. Hook             For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Jennifer Li              For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Jun Makihara             For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Kalpana Morparia         For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Lucio A. Noto            For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Frederik Paulsen         For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Robert B. Polet          For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Stephen M. Wolf          For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers SA as     For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                  

 

 

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S&P GLOBAL INC.                                                                 

 

Ticker:       SPGI           Security ID:  78409V104                           

Meeting Date: MAY 09, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 18, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Marco Alvera             For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director William J. Amelio        For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director William D. Green         For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Charles E. Haldeman, Jr. For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Stephanie C. Hill        For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Rebecca Jacoby           For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Monique F. Leroux        For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Maria R. Morris          For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Douglas L. Peterson      For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Edward B. Rust, Jr.      For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Kurt L. Schmoke          For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Richard E. Thornburgh    For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       For          Management

4     Amend Deferred Compensation Plan        For       For          Management

5     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

 

 


 
 

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STATE STREET CORPORATION                                                      ��

 

Ticker:       STT            Security ID:  857477103                            

Meeting Date: MAY 15, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 08, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Kennett F. Burnes        For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Patrick de Saint-Aignan  For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Lynn A. Dugle            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Amelia C. Fawcett        For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director William C. Freda         For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Joseph L. Hooley         For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Sara Mathew              For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director William L. Meaney        For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Ronald P. O'Hanley       For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Sean O'Sullivan          For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Richard P. Sergel        For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Gregory L. Summe         For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

 

 

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED                                                 

 

Ticker:       TXN            Security ID:  882508104                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 25, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Mark A. Blinn            For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Todd M. Bluedorn         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Janet F. Clark           For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Carrie S. Cox            For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Martin S. Craighead      For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Jean M. Hobby            For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Ronald Kirk              For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Pamela H. Patsley        For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Robert E. Sanchez        For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Richard K. Templeton     For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management

 

 

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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY                                                          

 

Ticker:       KO             Security ID:  191216100                            

Meeting Date: APR 24, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 25, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Herbert A. Allen         For       For          Management


 
 

1.2   Elect Director Ronald W. Allen          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Marc Bolland             For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Ana Botin                For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Christopher C. Davis     For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Barry Diller             For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Helene D. Gayle          For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Alexis M. Herman         For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Robert A. Kotick         For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Maria Elena Lagomasino   For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director James Quincey            For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Caroline J. Tsay         For       For          Management

1.13  Elect Director David B. Weinberg        For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

4     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Report on the Health Impacts and Risks  Against   Against      Shareholder

      of Sugar in the Company's Products                                       

 

 

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THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES, INC.                                               

 

Ticker:       EL             Security ID:  518439104                           

Meeting Date: NOV 13, 2018   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  SEP 14, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Rose Marie Bravo         For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Elect Director Paul J. Fribourg         For       Withhold     Management

1.3   Elect Director Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr.  For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Jennifer Hyman           For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Barry S. Sternlicht      For       Withhold     Management

2     Ratify KPMG LLP as Auditors             For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

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THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY                                                   

 

Ticker:       SHW            Security ID:  824348106                           

Meeting Date: APR 17, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 19, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Kerrii B. Anderson       For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Arthur F. Anton          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Jeff M. Fettig           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director David F. Hodnik          For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Richard J. Kramer        For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Susan J. Kropf           For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director John G. Morikis          For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Christine A. Poon        For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director John M. Stropki          For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Michael H. Thaman        For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Matthew Thornton, III    For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Steven H. Wunning        For       For          Management


 
 

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditor     For       For          Management

 

 

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THE WALT DISNEY CO.                                                            

 

Ticker:       DIS            Security ID:  254687106                           

Meeting Date: MAR 07, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 07, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Susan E. Arnold          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Mary T. Barra            For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Safra A. Catz            For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Francis A. deSouza       For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Michael Froman           For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Robert A. Iger           For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Maria Elena Lagomasino   For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Mark G. Parker           For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Derica W. Rice           For       For          Management

2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Assess Feasibility of Cyber Security    Against   Against      Shareholder

      and Data Privacy as a Performance                                        

      Measure for Senior Executive      ��                                      

      Compensation                                                              

 

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY                                                        

 

Ticker:       DIS            Security ID:  254687106                            

Meeting Date: JUL 27, 2018   Meeting Type: Special                             

Record Date:  MAY 29, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Issue Shares in Connection with         For       For          Management

      Acquisition                                                              

2     Adjourn Meeting                         For       For          Management

 

 

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX, INC.                                                 

 

Ticker:       FOXA           Security ID:  90130A101                           

Meeting Date: JUL 27, 2018   Meeting Type: Special                             

Record Date:  MAY 29, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Approve Merger Agreement                For       For          Management

2     Approve Distribution Agreement          For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

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UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION                                                       

 

Ticker:       UNP            Security ID:  907818108                           

Meeting Date: MAY 16, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 22, 2019                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Andrew H. Card, Jr.      For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Erroll B. Davis, Jr.     For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director William J. DeLaney       For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director David B. Dillon          For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Lance M. Fritz           For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Deborah C. Hopkins       For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Jane H. Lute             For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Michael R. McCarthy      For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Thomas F. McLarty, III   For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Bhavesh V. Patel         For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Jose H. Villarreal       For       For          Management

2     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION                                                

 

Ticker:       UTX            Security ID:  913017109                           

Meeting Date: APR 29, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 28, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Lloyd J. Austin, III     For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Diane M. Bryant          For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director John V. Faraci           For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Jean-Pierre Garnier      For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Gregory J. Hayes         For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Christopher J. Kearney   For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Ellen J. Kullman         For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Marshall O. Larsen       For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Harold W. McGraw, III    For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Margaret L. O'Sullivan   For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Denise L. Ramos          For       For          Management

1l    Elect Director Fredric G. Reynolds      For       For          Management

1m    Elect Director Brian C. Rogers          For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditor                                                                   

4     Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management

      Requirement to Approve Certain                                           

      Business Combinations                                                     

5     Ratify The Reduced Ownership Threshold  For       For          Management

      to Call a Special Meeting                                                

 


 
 

 

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UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED                                                

 

Ticker:       UNH            Security ID:  91324P102                           

Meeting Date: JUN 03, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 09, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director William C. Ballard, Jr.  For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Richard T. Burke         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Timothy P. Flynn         For       For          Management

1d    Elect Director Stephen J. Hemsley       For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director Michele J. Hooper        For       Against      Management

1f    Elect Director F. William McNabb, III   For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Valerie C. Montgomery    For       For          Management

      Rice                                                                      

1h    Elect Director John H. Noseworthy       For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director Glenn M. Renwick         For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director David S. Wichmann        For       For          Management

1k    Elect Director Gail R. Wilensky         For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

4     Amend Proxy Access Right                Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.                                                         

 

Ticker:       VRSK           Security ID:  92345Y106                            

Meeting Date: MAY 15, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 18, 2019                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Scott G. Stephenson      For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Andrew G. Mills          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Constantine P. Iordanou  For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Deloitte and Touche LLP as       For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

 

 

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VISA, INC.                                                                     

 

Ticker:       V              Security ID:  92826C839                           

Meeting Date: JAN 29, 2019   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  NOV 30, 2018                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1a    Elect Director Lloyd A. Carney          For       For          Management

1b    Elect Director Mary B. Cranston         For       For          Management

1c    Elect Director Francisco Javier         For       For          Management

      Fernandez-Carbajal                                                       


 
 

1d    Elect Director Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.     For       For          Management

1e    Elect Director John F. Lundgren         For       For          Management

1f    Elect Director Robert W. Matschullat    For       For          Management

1g    Elect Director Denise M. Morrison       For       For          Management

1h    Elect Director Suzanne Nora Johnson     For       For          Management

1i    Elect Director John A.C. Swainson       For       For          Management

1j    Elect Director Maynard G. Webb, Jr.     For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify KPMG LLP as Auditors             For       For          Management

 

 


 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund, Inc.

 

 

By:       /s/ Renee LaRoche-Morris

            Renee LaRoche-Morris

            President (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Date:August 20, 2019