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BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund

Filed: 24 Aug 21, 11:16am

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.
 
(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)
 

Deirdre Cunnane, 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, 2020-June 30, 2021
 
 
 

Item 1. Proxy Voting Record

 

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


ABBOTT LABORATORIES

Ticker:       ABT            Security ID:  002824100
Meeting Date: APR 23, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 24, 2021

#     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 Robert B. Ford           For       For          Management
1.5   Elect Director Michelle A. Kumbier      For       For          Management
1.6   Elect Director Darren W. McDew          For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Nancy McKinstry          For       For          Management
1.8   Elect Director William A. Osborn        For       For          Management
1.9   Elect Director Michael F. Roman         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
4a    Adopt Majority Voting Standard for      For       For          Management
      Amendments of the Articles of
      Incorporation and Effect Other
      Ministerial Changes
4b    Adopt Majority Voting Standard for      For       For          Management
      Certain Extraordinary Transactions
5     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder
6     Report on Racial Justice                Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder


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ABBVIE INC.

Ticker:       ABBV           Security ID:  00287Y109
Meeting Date: MAY 07, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 08, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1.1   Elect Director Roxanne S. Austin        For       For          Management
1.2   Elect Director Richard A. Gonzalez      For       For          Management
1.3   Elect Director Rebecca B. Roberts       For       For          Management
1.4   Elect Director Glenn F. Tilton          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     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
5     Amend Nonqualified Employee Stock       For       For          Management
      Purchase Plan
6     Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement
7     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder
8     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder


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ADOBE INC.

Ticker:       ADBE           Security ID:  00724F101
Meeting Date: APR 20, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 22, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Amy Banse                For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Melanie Boulden          For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Frank Calderoni          For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director James Daley              For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Laura Desmond            For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Shantanu Narayen         For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Kathleen Oberg           For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Dheeraj Pandey           For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director David Ricks              For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Daniel Rosensweig        For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director John Warnock             For       For          Management
2     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
3     Ratify KPMG LLP as Auditors             For       For          Management
4     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation


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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.

Ticker:       APD            Security ID:  009158106
Meeting Date: JAN 28, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  NOV 30, 2020

#     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 Lisa A. Davis            For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Chadwick C. Deaton       For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Seifollah (Seifi)        For       For          Management
      Ghasemi
1f    Elect Director David H. Y. Ho           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 Officers' Compensation
3     Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       For          Management
4     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors


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ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

Ticker:       MO             Security ID:  02209S103
Meeting Date: MAY 20, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 29, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director John T. Casteen, III     For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Dinyar S. Devitre        For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director William F. Gifford, Jr.  For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Debra J. Kelly-Ennis     For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director W. Leo Kiely, III        For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Kathryn B. McQuade       For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director George Munoz             For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Mark E. Newman           For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Nabil Y. Sakkab          For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Virginia E. Shanks       For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Ellen R. Strahlman       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     Report on Underage Tobacco Prevention   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Policies and Marketing Practices
5     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder


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AMAZON.COM, INC.

Ticker:       AMZN           Security ID:  023135106
Meeting Date: MAY 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 01, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Jeffrey P. Bezos         For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Keith B. Alexander       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 Customers' Use of its         Against   Against      Shareholder
      Surveillance and Computer Vision
      Products Capabilities or Cloud
      Products Contribute to Human Rights
      Violations
5     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder
6     Report on Gender/Racial Pay Gap         Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Report on Promotion Data                Against   Against      Shareholder
8     Report on the Impacts of Plastic        Against   Against      Shareholder
      Packaging
9     Oversee and Report on a Civil Rights,   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Audit
10    Adopt a Policy to Include Hourly        Against   Against      Shareholder
      Employees as Director Candidates
11    Report on Board Oversight of Risks      Against   Against      Shareholder
      Related to Anti-Competitive Practices
12    Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting
13    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder
14    Report on Potential Human Rights        Against   Against      Shareholder
      Impacts of Customers' Use of
      Rekognition


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APPLE INC.

Ticker:       AAPL           Security ID:  037833100
Meeting Date: FEB 23, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  DEC 28, 2020

#     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 Andrea Jung              For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Art Levinson             For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Monica Lozano            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       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
4     Proxy Access Amendments                 Against   Against      Shareholder
5     Improve Principles of Executive         Against   Against      Shareholder
      Compensation Program


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ASML HOLDING NV

Ticker:       ASML           Security ID:  N07059210
Meeting Date: APR 29, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 01, 2021

#     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
3.a   Approve Remuneration Report             For       Against      Management
3.b   Adopt Financial Statements and          For       For          Management
      Statutory Reports
3.c   Receive Clarification on Company's      None      None         Management
      Reserves and Dividend Policy
3.d   Approve Dividends of EUR 2.75 Per Share For       For          Management
4.a   Approve Discharge of Management Board   For       For          Management
4.b   Approve Discharge of Supervisory Board  For       For          Management
5     Approve Number of Shares for            For       For          Management
      Management Board
6     Approve Certain Adjustments to the      For       For          Management
      Remuneration Policy for Management
      Board
7     Approve Certain Adjustments to the      For       For          Management
      Remuneration Policy for Supervisory
      Board
8     Receive Information on the Composition  None      None         Management
      of the Management Board
9.a   Elect B. Conix to Supervisory Board     For       For          Management
9.b   Receive Information on the Composition  None      None         Management
      of the Supervisory Board
10    Ratify KPMG Accountants N.V. as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
11.a  Grant Board Authority to Issue Shares   For       For          Management
      Up to 5 Percent of Issued Capital for
      General Purposes
11.b  Authorize Board to Exclude Preemptive   For       For          Management
      Rights from Share Issuances under Item
      11.a
11.c  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
11.d  Authorize Board to Exclude Preemptive   For       For          Management
      Rights from Share Issuances under 11.c
12.a  Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Share Capital
12.b  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 11, 2020   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  SEP 14, 2020

#     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 Linnie M. Haynesworth    For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director John P. Jones            For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Francine S. Katsoudas    For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Nazzic S. Keene          For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Thomas J. Lynch          For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Scott F. Powers          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director William J. Ready         For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Carlos A. Rodriguez      For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Sandra S. Wijnberg       For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
4     Report on Non-Management Employee       Against   Against      Shareholder
      Representation on the Board of
      Directors


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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

Ticker:       BRK.B          Security ID:  084670108
Meeting Date: MAY 01, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 03, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1.1   Elect Director Warren E. Buffett        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 Kenneth I. Chenault      For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Susan L. Decker          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
2     Report on Climate-Related Risks and     Against   Against      Shareholder
      Opportunities
3     Publish Annually a Report Assessing     Against   Against      Shareholder
      Diversity and Inclusion Efforts


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BLACKROCK, INC.

Ticker:       BLK            Security ID:  09247X101
Meeting Date: MAY 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 29, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Bader M. Alsaad          For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Pamela Daley             For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Jessica P. Einhorn       For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Laurence D. Fink         For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director William E. Ford          For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Fabrizio Freda           For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Murry S. Gerber          For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Margaret 'Peggy' L.      For       For          Management
      Johnson
1i    Elect Director Robert S. Kapito         For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Cheryl D. Mills          For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Gordon M. Nixon          For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Charles H. Robbins       For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director Marco Antonio Slim Domit For       For          Management
1n    Elect Director Hans E. Vestberg         For       For          Management
1o    Elect Director Susan L. Wagner          For       For          Management
1p    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
4a    Provide Right to Call Special Meeting   For       For          Management
4b    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement
4c    Amend Charter to Eliminate Provisions   For       For          Management
      that are No Longer Applicable and Make
      Other Technical Revisions
5     Amend Certificate of Incorporation to   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Become a Public Benefit Corporation


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BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.

Ticker:       BR             Security ID:  11133T103
Meeting Date: NOV 19, 2020   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  SEP 24, 2020

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Leslie A. Brun           For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Pamela L. Carter         For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Richard J. Daly          For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Robert N. Duelks         For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Timothy C. Gokey         For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Brett A. Keller          For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Maura A. Markus          For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Thomas J. Perna          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Alan J. Weber            For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Amit K. Zavery           For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
4     Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder
      Disclosure


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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED

Ticker:       CP             Security ID:  13645T100
Meeting Date: APR 21, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual/Special
Record Date:  FEB 26, 2021

#     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 Edward R. Hamberger      For       For          Management
3.6   Elect Director Rebecca MacDonald        For       For          Management
3.7   Elect Director Edward L. Monser         For       For          Management
3.8   Elect Director Matthew H. Paull         For       For          Management
3.9   Elect Director Jane L. Peverett         For       For          Management
3.10  Elect Director Andrea Robertson         For       For          Management
3.11  Elect Director Gordon T. Trafton        For       For          Management
4     Approve Share Split                     For       For          Management
5     SP: Hold an Annual Non-Binding          For       For          Shareholder
      Advisory Vote on Climate Change


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CHEVRON CORPORATION

Ticker:       CVX            Security ID:  166764100
Meeting Date: MAY 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 29, 2021

#     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 Marillyn A. Hewson       For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.     For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Charles W. Moorman, IV   For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Dambisa F. Moyo          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Debra Reed-Klages        For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Ronald D. Sugar          For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director D. James Umpleby, III    For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Michael K. Wirth         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     Reduce Scope 3 Emissions                Against   Against      Shareholder
5     Report on Impacts of Net Zero 2050      Against   Against      Shareholder
      Scenario
6     Amend Certificate of Incorporation to   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Become a Public Benefit Corporation
7     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder
8     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder
9     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting


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CHUBB LIMITED

Ticker:       CB             Security ID:  H1467J104
Meeting Date: MAY 20, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 26, 2021

#     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 Michael P. Connors       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 Mary Cirillo             For       For          Management
5.6   Elect Director Robert J. Hugin          For       For          Management
5.7   Elect Director Robert W. Scully         For       For          Management
5.8   Elect Director Eugene B. Shanks, Jr.    For       For          Management
5.9   Elect Director Theodore E. Shasta       For       For          Management
5.10  Elect Director David H. Sidwell         For       For          Management
5.11  Elect Director Olivier Steimer          For       For          Management
5.12  Elect Director Luis Tellez              For       For          Management
5.13  Elect Director Frances F. Townsend      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 Frances F. Townsend as Member of  For       For          Management
      the Compensation Committee
8     Designate Homburger AG as Independent   For       For          Management
      Proxy
9     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
10    Approve CHF 86,557,222.50 Reduction in  For       For          Management
      Share Capital via Cancellation in
      Nominal Value of CHF 24.15 each
11.1  Approve the Maximum Aggregate           For       For          Management
      Remuneration of Directors
11.2  Approve Remuneration of Executive       For       For          Management
      Management in the Amount of USD 48
      Million for Fiscal 2022
12    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
13    Transact Other Business (Voting)        For       For          Management


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COMCAST CORPORATION

Ticker:       CMCSA          Security ID:  20030N101
Meeting Date: JUN 02, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 05, 2021

#     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 Naomi M. Bergman         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     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
4     Report on Risks Posed by the Failing    Against   Against      Shareholder
      to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment


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FACEBOOK, INC.

Ticker:       FB             Security ID:  30303M102
Meeting Date: MAY 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 01, 2021

#     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 Andrew W. Houston        For       For          Management
1.4   Elect Director Nancy Killefer           For       For          Management
1.5   Elect Director Robert M. Kimmitt        For       For          Management
1.6   Elect Director Sheryl K. Sandberg       For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Peter A. Thiel           For       For          Management
1.8   Elect Director Tracey T. Travis         For       For          Management
1.9   Elect Director Mark Zuckerberg          For       For          Management
2     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management
3     Amend Non-Employee Director             For       For          Management
      Compensation Policy
4     Approve Recapitalization Plan for all   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Stock to Have One-vote per Share
5     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder
6     Report on Online Child Sexual           Against   Against      Shareholder
      Exploitation
7     Require Independent Director Nominee    Against   Against      Shareholder
      with Human and/or Civil Rights
      Experience
8     Report on Platform Misuse               Against   Against      Shareholder
9     Amend Certificate of Incorporation to   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Become a Public Benefit Corporation


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HERMES INTERNATIONAL SCA

Ticker:       RMS            Security ID:  F48051100
Meeting Date: MAY 04, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual/Special
Record Date:  MAY 03, 2021

#     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       For          Management
      Related-Party Transactions
6     Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Share Capital
7     Approve Compensation of Corporate       For       For          Management
      Officers
8     Approve Compensation of Axel Dumas,     For       Against      Management
      General Manager
9     Approve Compensation of Emile Hermes    For       Against      Management
      SARL, General Manager
10    Approve Compensation of Eric de         For       For          Management
      Seynes, Chairman of the Supervisory
      Board
11    Approve Remuneration Policy of General  For       Against      Management
      Managers
12    Approve Remuneration Policy of          For       For          Management
      Supervisory Board Members
13    Reelect Matthieu Dumas as Supervisory   For       For          Management
      Board Member
14    Reelect Blaise Guerrand as Supervisory  For       For          Management
      Board Member
15    Reelect Olympia Guerrand as             For       For          Management
      Supervisory Board Member
16    Reelect Alexandre Viros as Supervisory  For       For          Management
      Board Member
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 40 Percent of Issued Capital
      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 40 Percent of
      Issued Capital
20    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management
      Equity-Linked Securities without
      Preemptive Rights up to 40 Percent of
      Issued Capital
21    Authorize Capital Issuances for Use in  For       For          Management
      Employee Stock Purchase Plans
22    Approve Issuance of Equity or           For       For          Management
      Equity-Linked Securities up to 20
      Percent of Issued Capital Per Year for
      Private Placements
23    Authorize Capital Increase of up to 10  For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Capital for
      Contributions in Kind
24    Delegate Powers to the Management       For       For          Management
      Board to Implement Spin-Off Agreements
25    Delegate Powers to the Management       For       For          Management
      Board to Issue Shares in Connection
      with Item 24 Above
26    Amend Articles of Bylaws Re. Change of  For       For          Management
      Corporate Form of Emile Hermes SARL
27    Authorize Filing of Required            For       For          Management
      Documents/Other Formalities


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IHS MARKIT LTD.

Ticker:       INFO           Security ID:  G47567105
Meeting Date: MAR 11, 2021   Meeting Type: Special
Record Date:  JAN 19, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1     Approve Merger Agreement                For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote on Golden Parachutes      For       Against      Management


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IHS MARKIT LTD.

Ticker:       INFO           Security ID:  G47567105
Meeting Date: MAY 05, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 09, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Lance Uggla              For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director John Browne              For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Dinyar S. Devitre        For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Ruann F. Ernst           For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Jacques Esculier         For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Gay Huey Evans           For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director William E. Ford          For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Nicoletta Giadrossi      For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Robert P. Kelly          For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Deborah Doyle McWhinney  For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Jean-Paul L. Montupet    For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Deborah K. Orida         For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director James A. Rosenthal       For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Approve Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors   For       For          Management
      and Authorize Board to Fix Their
      Remuneration


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INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE, INC.

Ticker:       ICE            Security ID:  45866F104
Meeting Date: MAY 14, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 16, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Sharon Y. Bowen          For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Shantella E. Cooper      For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Charles R. Crisp         For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Duriya M. Farooqui       For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director The Right Hon. the Lord  For       For          Management
      Hague of Richmond
1f    Elect Director Mark F. Mulhern          For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Thomas E. Noonan         For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Frederic V. Salerno      For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Caroline L. Silver       For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Jeffrey C. Sprecher      For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Judith A. Sprieser       For       For          Management
1l    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 Auditors    For       For          Management
4     Adopt Simple Majority Vote              Against   Against      Shareholder


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INTUIT INC.

Ticker:       INTU           Security ID:  461202103
Meeting Date: JAN 21, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  NOV 23, 2020

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Eve Burton               For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Scott D. Cook            For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Richard L. Dalzell       For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Sasan K. Goodarzi        For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Deborah Liu              For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Tekedra Mawakana         For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Suzanne Nora Johnson     For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Dennis D. Powell         For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Brad D. Smith            For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Thomas Szkutak           For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Raul Vazquez             For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Jeff Weiner              For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management


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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.

Ticker:       ISRG           Security ID:  46120E602
Meeting Date: APR 22, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 05, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Craig H. Barratt         For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Joseph C. Beery          For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Gary S. Guthart          For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Amal M. Johnson          For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Don R. Kania             For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Amy L. Ladd              For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Keith R. Leonard, Jr.    For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Alan J. Levy             For       Against      Management
1i    Elect Director Jami Dover Nachtsheim    For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Monica P. Reed           For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Mark J. Rubash           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     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management


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JOHNSON & JOHNSON

Ticker:       JNJ            Security ID:  478160104
Meeting Date: APR 22, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 23, 2021

#     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 Hubert Joly              For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Mark B. McClellan        For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Anne M. Mulcahy          For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Charles Prince           For       Against      Management
1k    Elect Director A. Eugene Washington     For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Mark A. Weinberger       For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director Nadja Y. West            For       For          Management
1n    Elect Director Ronald A. Williams       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     Report on Government Financial Support  Against   Against      Shareholder
      and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and
      Therapeutics
5     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder
6     Report on Civil Rights Audit            Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Adopt Policy on Bonus Banking           Against   Against      Shareholder


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JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.

Ticker:       JPM            Security ID:  46625H100
Meeting Date: MAY 18, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 19, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Linda B. Bammann         For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Stephen B. Burke         For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Todd A. Combs            For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director James S. Crown           For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director James Dimon              For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Timothy P. Flynn         For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Mellody Hobson           For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Michael A. Neal          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Phebe N. Novakovic       For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Virginia M. Rometty      For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
4     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management
      Auditors
5     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Shareholders to Request Action by
      Written Consent
6     Report on Racial Equity Audit           Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Require Independent Board Chair         Against   Against      Shareholder
8     Report on Congruency Political          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Analysis and Electioneering
      Expenditures


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LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE

Ticker:       MC             Security ID:  F58485115
Meeting Date: APR 15, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual/Special
Record Date:  APR 13, 2021

#     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       For          Management
      Related-Party Transactions
5     Reelect Antoine Arnault as Director     For       For          Management
6     Reelect Nicolas Bazire as Director      For       For          Management
7     Reelect Charles de Croisset as Director For       Against      Management
8     Reelect Yves-Thibault de Silguy as      For       For          Management
      Director
9     Appoint Olivier Lenel as Alternate      For       For          Management
      Auditor
10    Approve Amendment of Remuneration       For       For          Management
      Policy of Directors Re: FY 2020
11    Approve Amendment of Remuneration       For       Against      Management
      Policy of Executive Corporate Officers
      Re: FY 2020
12    Approve Compensation of Corporate       For       Against      Management
      Officers
13    Approve Compensation of Bernard         For       Against      Management
      Arnault, Chairman and CEO
14    Approve Compensation of Antonio         For       Against      Management
      Belloni, Vice-CEO
15    Approve Remuneration Policy of          For       For          Management
      Directors
16    Approve Remuneration Policy of          For       Against      Management
      Chairman and CEO
17    Approve Remuneration Policy of Vice-CEO For       Against      Management
18    Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Share Capital
19    Authorize Decrease in Share Capital     For       For          Management
      via Cancellation of Repurchased Shares
20    Authorize Capitalization of Reserves    For       For          Management
      of Up to EUR 20 Million for Bonus
      Issue or Increase in Par Value
21    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management
      Equity-Linked Securities with
      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate
      Nominal Amount of EUR 20 Million
22    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management
      Equity-Linked Securities without
      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate
      Nominal Amount of EUR 20 Million
23    Approve Issuance of Equity or           For       For          Management
      Equity-Linked Securities for Qualified
      Investors, up to Aggregate Nominal
      Amount of EUR 20 Million
24    Authorize Board to Increase Capital in  For       For          Management
      the Event of Additional Demand Related
      to Delegation Submitted to Shareholder
      Vote Above
25    Authorize Capital Increase of Up to     For       For          Management
      EUR 20 Million for Future Exchange
      Offers
26    Authorize Capital Increase of up to 10  For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Capital for
      Contributions in Kind
27    Authorize up to 1 Percent of Issued     For       Against      Management
      Capital for Use in Stock Option Plans
28    Authorize Capital Issuances for Use in  For       For          Management
      Employee Stock Purchase Plans
29    Set Total Limit for Capital Increase    For       For          Management
      to Result from Issuance Requests Under
      Items 21-26 at EUR 20 Million
30    Amend Article 22 of Bylaws Re: Auditors For       For          Management


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LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON SE

Ticker:       MC             Security ID:  F58485115
Meeting Date: MAY 28, 2021   Meeting Type: Extraordinary Shareholders
Record Date:  MAY 26, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1     Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management
      Percent of Issued Share Capital


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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Ticker:       MAR            Security ID:  571903202
Meeting Date: MAY 07, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 12, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director J.W. Marriott, Jr.       For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Anthony G. Capuano       For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Deborah Marriott         For       For          Management
      Harrison
1d    Elect Director Frederick A. 'Fritz'     For       For          Management
      Henderson
1e    Elect Director Eric Hippeau             For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Lawrence W. Kellner      For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Debra L. Lee             For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Aylwin B. Lewis          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director David S. Marriott        For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Margaret M. McCarthy     For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director George Munoz             For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Horacio D. Rozanski      For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director Susan C. Schwab          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
4a    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement for Removal of Directors
4b    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement to Amend Certificate of
      Incorporation
4c    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement to Amend Certain Bylaws
      Provisions
4d    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement for Certain Transactions
4e    Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement for Certain Business
      Combinations


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MASIMO CORPORATION

Ticker:       MASI           Security ID:  574795100
Meeting Date: MAY 27, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 05, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1     Elect Director Joe Kiani                For       For          Management
2     Ratify Grant Thornton LLP as Auditors   For       For          Management
3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation


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MASTERCARD INCORPORATED

Ticker:       MA             Security ID:  57636Q104
Meeting Date: JUN 22, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 23, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Ajay Banga               For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Merit E. Janow           For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Richard K. Davis         For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Steven J. Freiberg       For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Julius Genachowski       For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Choon Phong Goh          For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Oki Matsumoto            For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Michael Miebach          For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Youngme Moon             For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Rima Qureshi             For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Jose Octavio Reyes       For       For          Management
      Lagunes
1l    Elect Director Gabrielle Sulzberger     For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director Jackson Tai              For       For          Management
1n    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     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
5     Amend Non-Employee Director Omnibus     For       For          Management
      Stock Plan
6     Eliminate Supermajority Vote            For       For          Management
      Requirement


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MCDONALD'S CORPORATION

Ticker:       MCD            Security ID:  580135101
Meeting Date: MAY 20, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 22, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Lloyd Dean               For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Robert Eckert            For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Catherine Engelbert      For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Margaret Georgiadis      For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Enrique Hernandez, Jr.   For       Against      Management
1f    Elect Director Christopher Kempczinski  For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Richard Lenny            For       Against      Management
1h    Elect Director John Mulligan            For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Sheila Penrose           For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director John Rogers, Jr.         For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Paul Walsh               For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Miles White              For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management
4     Report on Sugar and Public Health       Against   Against      Shareholder
5     Report on Antibiotics and Public        Against   Against      Shareholder
      Health Costs
6     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   Against      Shareholder


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MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Ticker:       MSFT           Security ID:  594918104
Meeting Date: DEC 02, 2020   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  OCT 08, 2020

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1.1   Elect Director Reid G. Hoffman          For       For          Management
1.2   Elect Director Hugh F. Johnston         For       For          Management
1.3   Elect Director Teri L. List-Stoll       For       For          Management
1.4   Elect Director Satya Nadella            For       For          Management
1.5   Elect Director Sandra E. Peterson       For       For          Management
1.6   Elect Director Penny S. Pritzker        For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Charles W. Scharf        For       For          Management
1.8   Elect Director Arne M. Sorenson         For       For          Management
1.9   Elect Director John W. Stanton          For       For          Management
1.10  Elect Director John W. Thompson         For       For          Management
1.11  Elect Director Emma N. Walmsley         For       For          Management
1.12  Elect Director Padmasree Warrior        For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
4     Report on Employee Representation on    Against   Against      Shareholder
      the Board of Directors


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NESTLE SA

Ticker:       NESN           Security ID:  641069406
Meeting Date: APR 15, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 09, 2021

#     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 2.75 per Share
4.1.a Reelect Paul Bulcke as Director and     For       For          Management
      Board Chairman
4.1.b Reelect Ulf Schneider as Director       For       For          Management
4.1.c Reelect Henri de Castries as Director   For       For          Management
4.1.d Reelect Renato Fassbind as Director     For       For          Management
4.1.e Reelect Pablo Isla as Director          For       For          Management
4.1.f Reelect Ann Veneman as Director         For       For          Management
4.1.g Reelect Eva Cheng as Director           For       For          Management
4.1.h Reelect Patrick Aebischer as Director   For       For          Management
4.1.i Reelect Kasper Rorsted as Director      For       For          Management
4.1.j Reelect Kimberly Ross as Director       For       For          Management
4.1.k Reelect Dick Boer as Director           For       For          Management
4.1.l Reelect Dinesh Paliwal as Director      For       For          Management
4.1.m Reelect Hanne Jimenez de Mora as        For       For          Management
      Director
4.2   Elect Lindiwe Sibanda as Director       For       For          Management
4.3.1 Appoint Pablo Isla 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 Dick Boer as Member of the      For       For          Management
      Compensation Committee
4.3.4 Appoint Kasper Rorsted as Member of     For       For          Management
      the Compensation Committee
4.4   Ratify Ernst & Young 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 Remuneration of Executive       For       For          Management
      Committee in the Amount of CHF 57.5
      Million
6     Approve CHF 6.6 Million Reduction in    For       For          Management
      Share Capital as Part of the Share
      Buyback Program via Cancellation of
      Repurchased Shares
7     Approve Climate Action Plan             For       For          Management
8     Transact Other Business (Voting)        Against   Against      Management


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NIKE, INC.

Ticker:       NKE            Security ID:  654106103
Meeting Date: SEP 17, 2020   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  JUL 17, 2020

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Alan B. Graf, Jr.        For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Peter B. Henry           For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Michelle A. Peluso       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     Report on Political Contributions       Against   For          Shareholder
      Disclosure


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OTIS WORLDWIDE CORPORATION

Ticker:       OTIS           Security ID:  68902V107
Meeting Date: APR 27, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 03, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Jeffrey H. Black         For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Kathy Hopinkah Hannan    For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Shailesh G. Jejurikar    For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Christopher J. Kearney   For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Judith F. Marks          For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Harold W. McGraw, III    For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Margaret M. V. Preston   For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Shelley Stewart, Jr.     For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director John H. Walker           For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Advisory Vote on Say on Pay Frequency   One Year  One Year     Management
4     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management
      Auditors


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PEPSICO, INC.

Ticker:       PEP            Security ID:  713448108
Meeting Date: MAY 05, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 01, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Segun Agbaje             For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Shona L. Brown           For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Cesar Conde              For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Ian Cook                 For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Dina Dublon              For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Michelle Gass            For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Ramon L. Laguarta        For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Dave Lewis               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     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting
5     Report on Sugar and Public Health       Against   Against      Shareholder
6     Report on External Public Health Costs  Against   Against      Shareholder


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PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Ticker:       PM             Security ID:  718172109
Meeting Date: MAY 05, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 12, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Brant Bonin Bough        For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Andre Calantzopoulos     For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Michel Combes            For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Juan Jose Daboub         For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Werner Geissler          For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Lisa A. Hook             For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Jun Makihara             For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Kalpana Morparia         For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Lucio A. Noto            For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Jacek Olczak             For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Frederik Paulsen         For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Robert B. Polet          For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director Shlomo Yanai             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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RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

Ticker:       RTX            Security ID:  75513E101
Meeting Date: APR 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 02, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Tracy A. Atkinson        For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Gregory J. Hayes         For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Thomas A. Kennedy        For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Marshall O. Larsen       For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director George R. Oliver         For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Robert K. (Kelly)        For       For          Management
      Ortberg
1g    Elect Director Margaret L. O'Sullivan   For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Dinesh C. Paliwal        For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Ellen M. Pawlikowski     For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Denise L. Ramos          For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Fredric G. Reynolds      For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Brian C. Rogers          For       For          Management
1m    Elect Director James A. Winnefeld, Jr.  For       For          Management
1n    Elect Director Robert O. Work           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     Approve Executive Incentive Bonus Plan  For       For          Management
5     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
6     Amend Proxy Access Right                Against   Against      Shareholder


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S&P GLOBAL INC.

Ticker:       SPGI           Security ID:  78409V104
Meeting Date: MAR 11, 2021   Meeting Type: Special
Record Date:  JAN 19, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1     Issue Shares in Connection with Merger  For       For          Management


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S&P GLOBAL INC.

Ticker:       SPGI           Security ID:  78409V104
Meeting Date: MAY 05, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 22, 2021

#     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 Stephanie C. Hill        For       For          Management
1.5   Elect Director Rebecca J. Jacoby        For       For          Management
1.6   Elect Director Monique F. Leroux        For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Ian P. Livingston        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     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management
4     Approve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions  For       For          Management
      Reduction Plan
5     Amend Certificate of Incorporation to   Against   Against      Shareholder
      Become a Public Benefit Corporation


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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED

Ticker:       TXN            Security ID:  882508104
Meeting Date: APR 22, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 22, 2021

#     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 Michael D. Hsu           For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Ronald Kirk              For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Pamela H. Patsley        For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Robert E. Sanchez        For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Richard K. Templeton     For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Ernst & Young LLP as Auditors    For       For          Management
4     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   Against      Shareholder


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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

Ticker:       KO             Security ID:  191216100
Meeting Date: APR 20, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 19, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1.1   Elect Director Herbert A. Allen         For       For          Management
1.2   Elect Director Marc Bolland             For       For          Management
1.3   Elect Director Ana Botin                For       For          Management
1.4   Elect Director Christopher C. Davis     For       For          Management
1.5   Elect Director Barry Diller             For       For          Management
1.6   Elect Director Helene D. Gayle          For       For          Management
1.7   Elect Director Alexis M. Herman         For       For          Management
1.8   Elect Director Robert A. Kotick         For       For          Management
1.9   Elect Director Maria Elena Lagomasino   For       For          Management
1.10  Elect Director James Quincey            For       For          Management
1.11  Elect Director Caroline J. Tsay         For       For          Management
1.12  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     Report on Sugar and Public Health       Against   Against      Shareholder


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THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.

Ticker:       EL             Security ID:  518439104
Meeting Date: NOV 10, 2020   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  SEP 11, 2020

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Charlene Barshefsky      For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Wei Sun Christianson     For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Fabrizio Freda           For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Jane Lauder              For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Leonard A. Lauder        For       For          Management
2     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management
      Auditors
3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation


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THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Ticker:       PGR            Security ID:  743315103
Meeting Date: MAY 07, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 12, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Philip Bleser            For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Stuart B. Burgdoerfer    For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Pamela J. Craig          For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Charles A. Davis         For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Roger N. Farah           For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Lawton W. Fitt           For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Susan Patricia Griffith  For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Devin C. Johnson         For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Jeffrey D. Kelly         For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Barbara R. Snyder        For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director Jan E. Tighe             For       For          Management
1l    Elect Director Kahina Van Dyke          For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management
      Auditor


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THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY

Ticker:       SHW            Security ID:  824348106
Meeting Date: APR 21, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  FEB 23, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Kerrii B. Anderson       For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Arthur F. Anton          For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Jeff M. Fettig           For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Richard J. Kramer        For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director John G. Morikis          For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Christine A. Poon        For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Aaron M. Powell          For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Michael H. Thaman        For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Matthew Thornton, III    For       For          Management
1j    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 Auditors    For       For          Management


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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Ticker:       DIS            Security ID:  254687106
Meeting Date: MAR 09, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  JAN 11, 2021

#     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 Robert A. Chapek         For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Francis A. deSouza       For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Michael B.G. Froman      For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Robert A. Iger           For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Maria Elena Lagomasino   For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Mark G. Parker           For       For          Management
1j    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     Adopt a Policy to Include               Against   Against      Shareholder
      Non-Management Employees as
      Prospective Director Candidates


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UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION

Ticker:       UNP            Security ID:  907818108
Meeting Date: MAY 13, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 16, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Andrew H. Card, Jr.      For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director William J. DeLaney       For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director David B. Dillon          For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Lance M. Fritz           For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director Deborah C. Hopkins       For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Jane H. Lute             For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Michael R. McCarthy      For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Thomas F. McLarty, III   For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Jose H. Villarreal       For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Christopher J. Williams  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     Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       For          Management
5     Approve Nonqualified Employee Stock     For       For          Management
      Purchase Plan
6     Report on EEO                           Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Publish Annually a Report Assessing     Against   Against      Shareholder
      Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
8     Annual Vote and Report on Climate       Against   Against      Shareholder
      Change


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UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INCORPORATED

Ticker:       UNH            Security ID:  91324P102
Meeting Date: JUN 07, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  APR 09, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Richard T. Burke         For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Timothy P. Flynn         For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Stephen J. Hemsley       For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Michele J. Hooper        For       For          Management
1e    Elect Director F. William McNabb, III   For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director Valerie C. Montgomery    For       For          Management
      Rice
1g    Elect Director John H. Noseworthy       For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Gail R. Wilensky         For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Andrew Witty             For       For          Management
2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management
      Executive Officers' Compensation
3     Ratify Deloitte & Touche LLP as         For       For          Management
      Auditors
4     Amend Qualified Employee Stock          For       For          Management
      Purchase Plan
5     Reduce Ownership Threshold for          Against   Against      Shareholder
      Shareholders to Call Special Meeting


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VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

Ticker:       VRSK           Security ID:  92345Y106
Meeting Date: MAY 19, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  MAR 22, 2021

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor
1a    Elect Director Samuel G. Liss           For       For          Management
1b    Elect Director Bruce E. Hansen          For       For          Management
1c    Elect Director Therese M. Vaughan       For       For          Management
1d    Elect Director Kathleen A. Hogenson     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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VISA INC.

Ticker:       V              Security ID:  92826C839
Meeting Date: JAN 26, 2021   Meeting Type: Annual
Record Date:  NOV 27, 2020

#     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 Ramon Laguarta           For       For          Management
1f    Elect Director John F. Lundgren         For       For          Management
1g    Elect Director Robert W. Matschullat    For       For          Management
1h    Elect Director Denise M. Morrison       For       For          Management
1i    Elect Director Suzanne Nora Johnson     For       For          Management
1j    Elect Director Linda J. Rendle          For       For          Management
1k    Elect Director John A. C. Swainson      For       For          Management
1l    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
4     Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management
5     Provide Holders of At Least 15% Class   For       For          Management
      A Common Stock Right to Call Special
      Meeting
6     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   Against      Shareholder
7     Amend Principles of Executive           Against   Against      Shareholder
      Compensation Program 

 

 

 
 

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/ David DiPetrillo

      David DiPetrillo  

      President (Principal Executive Officer)

 

Date:August 20, 2021