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BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund

Filed: 19 Aug 12, 8:00pm

 

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- 3081

 

 

Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

c/o The Dreyfus Corporation
200 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10166

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Janette E. Farragher, Esq.

200 Park Avenue

New York, New York 10166

(Name and address of agent for service)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 922-6000

 

Date of fiscal year end: 12/31

 

Date of reporting period: July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012

 

 

 


 

 

Item 1.  Proxy Voting Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES                                                            

 

Ticker:       ABT            Security ID:  002824100                           

Meeting Date: APR 27, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 29, 2012                                                     

 

#     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 W. James Farrell         For       Withhold     Management

1.5   Elect Director Edward M. Liddy          For       Withhold     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       Withhold     Management

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

1.10  Elect Director Glenn F. Tilton          For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Miles D. White           For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Report on Research Animal Care and      Against   Against      Shareholder

      Promotion of Testing Alternatives                                         

5     Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

6     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

7     Adopt Anti Gross-up Policy              Against   For          Shareholder

8     Stock Retention/Holding Period          Against   Against      Shareholder

9     Cease Compliance Adjustments to         Against   Against      Shareholder

      Performance Criteria                                                     

10    Pro-rata Vesting of Equity Plans        Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.                                               

 

Ticker:       APD            Security ID:  009158106                           

Meeting Date: JAN 26, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  NOV 30, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Mario L. Baeza           For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Susan K. Carter          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director John E. McGlade          For       For          Management

4     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

5     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

 

 

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ALTRIA GROUP, INC.                                                             

 

Ticker:       MO             Security ID:  02209S103                            

Meeting Date: MAY 17, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 26, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Elizabeth E. Bailey      For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Gerald L. Baliles        For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Martin J. Barrington     For       For          Management

4     Elect Director John T. Casteen III      For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Dinyar S. Devitre        For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Thomas F. Farrell II     For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Thomas W. Jones          For       For          Management

8     Elect Director W. Leo Kiely III         For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Kathryn B. McQuade       For       For          Management

10    Elect Director George Munoz             For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Nabil Y. Sakkab          For       For          Management

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

14    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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APACHE CORPORATION                                                             

 

Ticker:       APA            Security ID:  037411105                           

Meeting Date: MAY 24, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 26, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1 ��   Elect Director Scott D. Josey           For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director George D. Lawrence       For       Against      Management

3     Elect Director Rodman D. Patton         For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director Charles J. Pitman        For       Against      Management

5     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

6     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

7     Declassify the Board of Directors       Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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APPLE INC.                                                                     

 

Ticker:       AAPL           Security ID:  037833100                           

Meeting Date: FEB 23, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  DEC 27, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director William V. Campbell      For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Elect Director Timothy D. Cook          For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

1.3   Elect Director Millard S. Drexler       For       Withhold     Management

1.4   Elect Director Al Gore                  For       Withhold     Management

1.5   Elect Director Robert A. Iger           For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Andrea Jung              For       Withhold     Management

1.7   Elect Director Arthur D. Levinson       For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Ronald D. Sugar          For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Prepare Conflict of Interest Report     Against   Against      Shareholder

5     Advisory Vote to Ratify Directors'      Against   Against      Shareholder

      Compensation                                                             

6     Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

7     Require a Majority Vote for the         Against   For          Shareholder

      Election of Directors                                                    

 

 

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ARCOS DORADOS HOLDINGS INC                                                      

 

Ticker:       ARCO           Security ID:  G0457F107                           

Meeting Date: APR 09, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 05, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports (Voting)                                                

2     Ratify Ernst & Young as Auditors and    For       Against      Management

      Authorize Board to Fix Their                                             

      Remuneration                                                              

3a    Elect Woods Staton as a Director        For       Against      Management

3b    Elect German Lemonnier as a Director    For       Against      Management

 

 

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AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       ADP            Security ID:  053015103                           

Meeting Date: NOV 08, 2011   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  SEP 09, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Gregory D. Brenneman     For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Elect Director Leslie A. Brun           For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Gary C. Butler           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Richard T. Clark         For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Eric C. Fast             For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Linda R. Gooden          For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director R. Glenn Hubbard         For       Withhold     Management

1.8   Elect Director John P. Jones            For       Withhold     Management

1.9   Elect Director Enrique T. Salem         For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Gregory L. Summe         For       Withhold     Management

 


 
 

 

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

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

 

 

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.                                                        

 

Ticker:       BRK.B          Security ID:  084670108                            

Meeting Date: MAY 05, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 07, 2012                                                     

 

#     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 Howard G. Buffett        For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Stephen B. Burke         For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Susan L. Decker          For       Withhold     Management

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

1.7   Elect Director David S. Gottesman       For       Withhold     Management

1.8   Elect Director Charlotte Guyman         For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Donald R. Keough         For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Thomas S. Murphy         For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Ronald L. Olson          For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Walter Scott, Jr.        For       Withhold     Management

2     Adopt Policy on Succession Planning     Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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BLACKROCK, INC.                                                                

 

Ticker:       BLK            Security ID:  09247X101                            

Meeting Date: MAY 24, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 29, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director William S. Demchak       For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Laurence D. Fink         For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Robert S. Kapito         For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Thomas H. O'Brien        For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Ivan G. Seidenberg       For       For          Management

6     Declassify the Board of Directors       For       For          Management

7     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

8     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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CATERPILLAR INC.                                                               

 

 


 
 

 

Ticker:       CAT            Security ID:  149123101                           

Meeting Date: JUN 13, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 16, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director  David L. Calhoun        For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Daniel M. Dickinson      For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Eugene V. Fife           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Juan Gallardo            For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director David R. Goode           For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Jesse J. Greene, Jr.     For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.     For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Peter A. Magowan         For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Dennis A. Muilenburg     For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Douglas R. Oberhelman    For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director William A. Osborn        For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Charles D. Powell        For       For          Management

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

1.14  Elect Director Susan C. Schwab          For       For          Management

1.15  Elect Director Joshua I. Smith          For       For          Management

1.16  Elect Director Miles D. White           For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Provide Right to Call Special Meeting   For       For          Management

5     Amend Advance Notice Provisions for     For       For          Management

      Shareholder Proposals/Nominations                                        

6     Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

7     Require a Majority Vote for the         Against   For          Shareholder

      Election of Directors                                                    

8     Review and Assess Human Rights Policies Against   Against      Shareholder

9     Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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CHEVRON CORPORATION                                                             

 

Ticker:       CVX            Security ID:  166764100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 30, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 04, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Linnet F. Deily          For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Robert E. Denham         For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Chuck Hagel              For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Enrique Hernandez, Jr.   For       For          Management

5     Elect Director George L. Kirkland       For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Charles W. Moorman, IV   For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Kevin W. Sharer          For       For          Management

8     Elect Director John G. Stumpf           For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Ronald D. Sugar          For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Carl Ware                For       For          Management

11    Elect Director John S. Watson           For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

14    Remove Exclusive Venue Provision        Against   For          Shareholder

15    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

16    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Adopt Guidelines for Country Selection  Against   Against      Shareholder

18    Report on Hydraulic Fracturing Risks    Against   Against      Shareholder

      to Company                                                               

19    Report on Accident Risk Reduction       Against   Against      Shareholder

      Efforts                                                                  

20    Amend Articles/Bylaws/Charter -- Call   Against   Against      Shareholder

      Special Meetings                                                         

21    Request Director Nominee with           Against   Against      Shareholder

      Environmental Qualifications                                             

 

 

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CHRISTIAN DIOR                                                                  

 

Ticker:       CDI            Security ID:  F26334106                           

Meeting Date: APR 05, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual/Special                      

Record Date:  MAR 30, 2012                                                     

 

#     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 Auditors' Special Report on     For       Against      Management

      Related-Party Transactions                                               

4     Approve Allocation of Income and        For       For          Management

      Dividends of EUR 2.61 per Share                                           

5     Elect Denis Dalibot as Director         For       Against      Management

6     Elect Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de    For       Against      Management

      Tejada as Director                                                        

7     Elect Delphine Arnault as Director      For       Against      Management

8     Elect Helene Desmarais as Director      For       Against      Management

9     Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Share Capital                                          

10    Approve Reduction in Share Capital via  For       For          Management

      Cancellation of Repurchased Shares                                        

11    Authorize up to 1 Percent of Issued     For       Against      Management

      Capital for Use in Stock Option Plan                                     

12    Amend Articles 9, 17, and 24 of Bylaws  For       For          Management

      Re: Board Composition, General                                           

      Meetings Convening, Proxy Voting and                                     

      Fiscal Year                                                              

 

 

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CONOCOPHILLIPS                                                                 

 


 
 

 

 

Ticker:       COP            Security ID:  20825C104                           

Meeting Date: MAY 09, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 12, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Richard L. Armitage      For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Richard H. Auchinleck    For       Against      Management

3     Elect Director James E. Copeland, Jr.   For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director Kenneth M. Duberstein    For       Against      Management

5     Elect Director Ruth R. Harkin           For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director Ryan M. Lance            For       Against      Management

7     Elect Director Mohd H. Marican          For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Harold W. McGraw, III    For       Against      Management

9     Elect Director James J. Mulva           For       Against      Management

10    Elect Director Robert A. Niblock        For       Against      Management

11    Elect Director Harald J. Norvik         For       Against      Management

12    Elect Director William K. Reilly        For       Against      Management

13    Elect Director Victoria J. Tschinkel    For       Against      Management

14    Elect Director Kathryn C. Turner        For       Against      Management

15    Elect Director William E. Wade, Jr.     For       Against      Management

16    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

17    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

18    Adopt Policy to Address Coastal         Against   Against      Shareholder

      Louisiana Environmental Impacts                                          

19    Report on Accident Risk Reduction       Against   Against      Shareholder

      Efforts                                                                  

20    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

21    Adopt Quantitative GHG Goals for        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Products and Operations                                                  

22    Amend EEO Policy to Prohibit            Against   Against      Shareholder

      Discrimination based on Gender Identity                                  

 

 

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EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION                                                         

 

Ticker:       XOM            Security ID:  30231G102                           

Meeting Date: MAY 30, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 04, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director M.J. Boskin              For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director P. Brabeck-Letmathe      For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director L.R. Faulkner            For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director J.S. Fishman             For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director H.H. Fore                For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director K.C. Frazier             For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director W.W. George              For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director S.J. Palmisano           For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director S.S. Reinemund           For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director R.W. Tillerson           For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

1.11  Elect Director E.E. Whitacre, Jr.       For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

5     Require a Majority Vote for the         Against   For          Shareholder

      Election of Directors                                                    

6     Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

7     Amend EEO Policy to Prohibit            Against   Against      Shareholder

      Discrimination based on Sexual                                           

      Orientation and Gender Identity                                          

8     Report on Hydraulic Fracturing Risks    Against   Against      Shareholder

      to Company                                                               

9     Adopt Quantitative GHG Goals for        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Products and Operations                                                  

 

 

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FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.                                                       

 

Ticker:       BEN            Security ID:  354613101                           

Meeting Date: MAR 14, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 17, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Samuel H. Armacost       For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Charles Crocker          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Joseph R. Hardiman       For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Charles B. Johnson       For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Gregory E. Johnson       For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Rupert H. Johnson, Jr.   For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Mark C. Pigott           For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Chutta Ratnathicam       For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Laura Stein              For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Anne M. Tatlock          For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Geoffrey Y. Yang         For       For          Management

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC.                                             

 

Ticker:       FCX            Security ID:  35671D857                           

Meeting Date: JUN 14, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 18, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Richard C. Adkerson      For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Robert J. Allison, Jr.   For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Robert A. Day            For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Gerald J. Ford           For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director H. Devon Graham, Jr.     For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

1.6   Elect Director Charles C. Krulak        For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Bobby Lee Lackey         For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Jon C. Madonna           For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Dustan E. McCoy          For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director James R. Moffett         For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director B. M. Rankin, Jr.        For       For          Management

1.12  Elect Director Stephen H. Siegele       For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

4     Request Director Nominee with           Against   Against      Shareholder

      Environmental Qualifications                                             

 

 

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY                                                       

 

Ticker:       GE             Security ID:  369604103                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  FEB 27, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director W. Geoffrey Beattie      For       For          Management

2     Elect Director James I. Cash, Jr.       For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Ann M. Fudge             For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Susan Hockfield          For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Jeffrey R. Immelt        For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Andrea Jung              For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Alan G. Lafley           For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Robert W. Lane           For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Ralph S. Larsen          For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Rochelle B. Lazarus      For       For          Management

11    Elect Director James J. Mulva           For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Sam Nunn                 For       For          Management

13    Elect Director Roger S. Penske          For       For          Management

14    Elect Director Robert J. Swieringa      For       For          Management

15    Elect Director James S. Tisch           For       For          Management

16    Elect Director Douglas A. Warner, III   For       For          Management

17    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

18    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

19    Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management

20    Approve Material Terms of Senior        For       For          Management

      Officer Performance Goals                                                

21    Provide for Cumulative Voting           Against   Against      Shareholder

22    Phase Out Nuclear Activities            Against   Against      Shareholder

23    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

24    Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, INC.                                           

 


 
 

 

 

Ticker:       GMCR           Security ID:  393122106                            

Meeting Date: MAR 22, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 26, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director William D. Davis         For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Elect Director Jules A. del Vecchio     For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Robert P. Stiller        For       For          Management

2     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

3     Increase Authorized Common Stock        For       Against      Management

4     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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HSBC HOLDINGS PLC                                                              

 

Ticker:       HSBA           Security ID:  404280406                           

Meeting Date: MAY 25, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 27, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                         ��              

2     Approve Remuneration Report             For       For          Management

3a    Re-elect Safra Catz as Director         For       For          Management

3b    Re-elect Laura Cha as Director          For       For          Management

3c    Re-elect Marvin Cheung as Director      For       For          Management

3d    Re-elect John Coombe as Director        For       For          Management

3e    Elect Joachim Faber as Director         For       For          Management

3f    Re-elect Rona Fairhead as Director      For       For          Management

3g    Re-elect Douglas Flint as Director      For       For          Management

3h    Re-elect Alexander Flockhart as         For       For          Management

      Director                                                                  

3i    Re-elect Stuart Gulliver as Director    For       For          Management

3j    Re-elect James Hughes-Hallett as        For       For          Management

      Director                                                                  

3k    Re-elect William Laidlaw as Director    For       For          Management

3l    Elect John Lipsky as Director           For       For          Management

3m    Re-elect Janis Lomax as Director        For       For          Management

3n    Re-elect Iain Mackay as Director        For       For          Management

3o    Re-elect Nagavara Murthy as Director    For       For          Management

3p    Re-elect Sir Simon Robertson as         For       For          Management

      Director                                                                   

3q    Re-elect John Thornton as Director      For       For          Management

4     Reappoint KPMG Audit plc as Auditors    For       For          Management

      and Authorise Their Remuneration                                         

5     Authorise Issue of Equity with          For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

6     Authorise Issue of Equity without       For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

7     Authorise Market Purchase               For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

8     Approve Scrip Dividend Program          For       For          Management

9     Authorise the Company to Call EGM with  For       For          Management

      Two Weeks' Notice                                                        

 

 

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IMPERIAL OIL LIMITED                                                           

 

Ticker:       IMO            Security ID:  453038408                           

Meeting Date: MAY 02, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 05, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as    For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                 

2.1   Elect Director K.T. (Krystyna) Hoeg     For       For          Management

2.2   Elect Director B.H. (Bruce) March       For       For          Management

2.3   Elect Director J.M. (Jack) Mintz        For       For          Management

2.4   Elect Director R.C. (Robert) Olsen      For       For          Management

2.5   Elect Director D.S. (David) Sutherland  For       For          Management

2.6   Elect Director S.D. (Sheelagh)          For       For          Management

      Whittaker                                                                

2.7   Elect Director V.L. (Victor) Young      For       For          Management

 

 

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INTEL CORPORATION                                                              

 

Ticker:       INTC           Security ID:  458140100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 17, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 19, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Charlene Barshefsky      For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Andy D. Bryant           For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Susan L. Decker          For       For          Management

4     Elect Director John J. Donahoe          For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Reed E. Hundt            For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Paul S. Otellini         For       For          Management

7     Elect Director James D. Plummer         For       For          Management

8     Elect Director David S. Pottruck        For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Frank D. Yeary           For       For          Management

10    Elect Director David B. Yoffie          For       For          Management

11    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

12    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

13    Adopt Proxy Statement Reporting on      Against   Against      Shareholder

      Political Contributions and Advisory                                     

      Vote                                                                      

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION                                    

 

Ticker:       IBM            Security ID:  459200101                            

Meeting Date: APR 24, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 24, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Alain J.P. Belda         For       For          Management

2     Elect Director William R. Brody         For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Kenneth I. Chenault      For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Michael L. Eskew         For       For          Management

5     Elect Director David N. Farr            For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Shirley Ann Jackson      For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Andrew N. Liveris        For       For          Management

8     Elect Director W. James McNerney, Jr.   For       For          Management

9     Elect Director James W. Owens           For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Samuel J. Palmisano      For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Virginia M. Rometty      For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Joan E. Spero            For       For          Management

13    Elect Director Sidney Taurel            For       For          Management

14    Elect Director Lorenzo H. Zambrano      For       For          Management

15    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

16    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

17    Provide for Cumulative Voting           Against   Against      Shareholder

18    Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

19    Report on Lobbying Expenses             Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.                                                        

 

Ticker:       ISRG           Security ID:  46120E602                           

Meeting Date: APR 19, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 27, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Gary S. Guthart          For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Mark J. Rubash           For       Against      Management

3     Elect Director Lonnie M. Smith          For       Against      Management

4     Amend Stock Option Plan                 For       For          Management

5     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

6     Declassify the Board of Directors       For       For          Management

7     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON                                                              

 

Ticker:       JNJ            Security ID:  478160104                           

 


 
 

 

Meeting Date: APR 26, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 28, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Mary Sue Coleman         For       For          Management

2     Elect Director James G. Cullen          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Ian E.l. Davis           For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Alex Gorsky              For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Michael M.e. Johns       For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director Susan L. Lindquist       For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Anne M. Mulcahy          For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director Leo F. Mullin            For       For          Management

9     Elect Director William D. Perez         For       Against      Management

10    Elect Director Charles Prince           For       Against      Management

11    Elect Director David Satcher            For       For          Management

12    Elect Director William C. Weldon        For       For          Management

13    Elect Director Ronald A. Williams       For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

15    Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       Against      Management

16    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

17    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

18    Require Shareholder Vote to Approve     Against   Against      Shareholder

      Political Contributions                                                  

19    Adopt Animal-Free Training Methods      Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                                            

 

Ticker:       JPM            Security ID:  46625H100                           

Meeting Date: MAY 15, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 16, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director James A. Bell            For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Crandall C. Bowles       For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Stephen B. Burke         For       For          Management

4     Elect Director David M. Cote            For       For          Management

5     Elect Director James S. Crown           For       For          Management

6     Elect Director James Dimon              For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Timothy P. Flynn         For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Ellen V. Futter          For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Laban P. Jackson, Jr.    For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Lee R. Raymond           For       For          Management

11    Elect Director William C. Weldon        For       For          Management

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

14    Affirm Political Non-Partisanship       Against   Against      Shareholder

15    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

16    Report on Loan Modifications            Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Report on Political Contributions       Against   Against      Shareholder

 


 
 

 

18    Institute Procedures to Prevent         Against   Against      Shareholder

      Investments in Companies that                                            

      Contribute to Genocide or Crimes                                          

      Against Humanity                                                         

19    Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

20    Stock Retention                         Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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KRAFT FOODS INC.                                                               

 

Ticker:       KFT            Security ID:  50075N104                            

Meeting Date: MAY 23, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 15, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Myra M. Hart             For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Peter B. Henry           For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Lois D. Juliber          For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Mark D. Ketchum          For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Terry J. Lundgren        For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Mackey J. McDonald       For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Jorge S. Mesquita        For       For          Management

8     Elect Director John C. Pope             For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Fredric G. Reynolds      For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Irene B. Rosenfeld       For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Jean-Francois M.L. van   For       For          Management

      Boxmeer                                                                  

12    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

13    Change Company Name                     For       For          Management

14    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

15    Report on Supply Chain and              Against   Against      Shareholder

      Deforestation                                                            

16    Report on Adopting Extended Producer    Against   Against      Shareholder

      Responsibility Policy                                                    

17    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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MCDONALD'S CORPORATION                                                         

 

Ticker:       MCD            Security ID:  580135101                           

Meeting Date: MAY 24, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 27, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Robert A. Eckert         For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Enrique Hernandez, Jr.   For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Jeanne P. Jackson        For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Andrew J. Mckenna        For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Donald Thompson          For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

6     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

7     Approve Omnibus Stock Plan              For       For          Management

8     Declassify the Board of Directors       For       For          Management

9     Provide Right to Call Special Meeting   For       For          Management

10    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

11    Report on Policy Responses to           Against   Against      Shareholder

      Children's Health Concerns and Fast                                      

      Food                                                                      

 

 

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MEDTRONIC, INC.                                                                

 

Ticker:       MDT            Security ID:  585055106                           

Meeting Date: AUG 25, 2011   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JUN 27, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Director Richard H. Anderson            For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Director David L. Calhoun               For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Victor J. Dzau           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Omar Ishrak              For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Shirley Ann Jackson      For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director James T. Lenehan         For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Denise M. O'Leary        For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Kendall J. Powell        For       Withhold     Management

1.9   Elect Director Robert C. Pozen          For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Jean-Pierre Rosso        For       Withhold     Management

1.11  Elect Director Jack W. Schuler          For       Withhold     Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                ��                        

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

 

 

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MERCK & CO., INC.                                                              

 

Ticker:       MRK            Security ID:  58933Y105                           

Meeting Date: MAY 22, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 23, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Leslie A. Brun           For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Thomas R. Cech           For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Kenneth C. Frazier       For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Thomas H. Glocer         For       For          Management

5     Elect Director William B. Harrison Jr.  For       For          Management

6     Elect Director C. Robert Kidder         For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Rochelle B. Lazarus      For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Carlos E. Represas       For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

9     Elect Director Patricia F. Russo        For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Craig B. Thompson        For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Wendell P. Weeks         For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Peter C. Wendell         For       For          Management

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

15    Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

16    Amend Bylaws -- Call Special Meetings   Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Report on Charitable and Political      Against   Against      Shareholder

      Contributions                                                             

 

 

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NESTLE SA                                                                      

 

Ticker:       NESN           Security ID:  641069406                           

Meeting Date: APR 19, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 09, 2012                                                     

 

#     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 1.95 per Share                                          

4.1   Reelect Daniel Borel as Director        For       For          Management

4.2   Elect Henri de Castries as Director     For       For          Management

4.3   Ratify KPMG SA as Auditors              For       For          Management

5     Approve CHF 7.5 Million Reduction in    For       For          Management

      Share Capital via Cancellation of                                         

      Repurchased Shares                                                       

6     Additional And/or Counter-proposals     None      Against      Management

      Presented At The Meeting                                                  

7     Mark the box at the right if you wish   None      Against      Management

      to give a Proxy to the independent                                       

      representative, Mr. Jean-Ludovic                                         

      Hartmann                                                                 

 

 

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NEWS CORPORATION                                                               

 

Ticker:       NWS            Security ID:  65248E203                           

Meeting Date: OCT 21, 2011   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  AUG 22, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Jose Maria Aznar         For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Natalie Bancroft         For       Against      Management

 


 
 

 

3     Elect Director Peter L. Barnes          For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director James W. Breyer          For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Chase Carey              For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director David F. DeVoe           For       Against      Management

7     Elect Director Viet Dinh                For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director Sir Roderick I.          For       Against      Management

      Eddington                                                                 

9     Elect Director Joel I. Klein            For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Andrew S.B. Knight       For       Against      Management

11    Elect Director James R. Murdoch         For       Against      Management

12    Elect Director K. Rupert Murdoch        For       Against      Management

13    Elect Director Lachlan K. Murdoch       For       Against      Management

14    Elect Director Arthur M. Siskind        For       Against      Management

15    Elect Director John L. Thornton         For       Against      Management

16    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

17    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

18    Advisory Vote on Say on Pay Frequency   One Year  One Year     Management

 

 

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OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION                                               

 

Ticker:       OXY            Security ID:  674599105                           

Meeting Date: MAY 04, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 13, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Spencer Abraham          For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director Howard I. Atkins         For       Against      Management

3     Elect Director Stephen I. Chazen        For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Edward P. Djerejian      For       Against      Management

5     Elect Director John E. Feick            For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Margaret M. Foran        For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Carlos M. Gutierrez      For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Ray R. Irani             For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Avedick B. Poladian      For       Against      Management

10    Elect Director Aziz D. Syriani          For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Rosemary Tomich          For       Against      Management

12    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Request Director Nominee with           Against   Against      Shareholder

      Environmental Qualifications                                             

 

 

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PEPSICO, INC.                                                                  

 

Ticker:       PEP            Security ID:  713448108                           

Meeting Date: MAY 02, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 02, 2012                                                     

 


 
 

 

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Shona L. Brown           For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Ian M. Cook              For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Dina Dublon              For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Victor J. Dzau           For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Ray L. Hunt              For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Alberto Ibarguen         For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Indra K. Nooyi           For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Sharon Percy Rockefeller For       For          Management

9     Elect Director James J. Schiro          For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Lloyd G. Trotter         For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Daniel Vasella           For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Alberto Weisser          For       For          Management

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

15    Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       For          Management

16    Report on Lobbying Payments and Policy  Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Establish Risk Oversight Committee      Against   Against      Shareholder

18    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.                                               

 

Ticker:       PM             Security ID:  718172109                           

Meeting Date: MAY 09, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 16, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Harold Brown             For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Mathis Cabiallavetta     For       For          Management

3     Elect DirectorLouis C. Camilleri        For       For          Management

4     Elect DirectorJ. Dudley Fishburn        For       For          Management

5     Elect DirectorJennifer Li               For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Graham Mackay            For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Sergio Marchionne        For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Kalpana Morparia         For       For          Management

9     Elect DirectorLucio A. Noto             For       For          Management

10    Elect DirectorRobert B. Polet           For       For          Management

11    Elect DirectorCarlos Slim Helu          For       For          Management

12    Elect DirectorStephen M. Wolf           For       For          Management

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

15    Approve Restricted Stock Plan           For       For          Management

16    Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Establish Ethics Committee to Review    Against   Against      Shareholder

      Marketing Activities                                                     

 

 

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PRAXAIR, INC.                                                                  

 

Ticker:       PX             Security ID:  74005P104                           

Meeting Date: APR 24, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  MAR 01, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Stephen F. Angel         For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Oscar Bernardes          For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Bret K. Clayton          For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Nance K. Dicciani        For       Withhold     Management

1.5   Elect Director Edward G. Galante        For       Withhold     Management

1.6   Elect Director Claire W. Gargalli       For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Ira D. Hall              For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Raymond W. LeBoeuf       For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Larry D. McVay           For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Wayne T. Smith           For       Withhold     Management

1.11  Elect Director Robert L. Wood           For       Withhold     Management

2     Provide Right to Call Special Meeting   For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Adopt Proxy Statement Reporting on      Against   Against      Shareholder

      Political Contributions and Advisory                                     

      Vote                                                                      

5     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED                                                           

 

Ticker:       QCOM           Security ID:  747525103                           

Meeting Date: MAR 06, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 09, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Barbara T. Alexander     For       Withhold     Management

1.2   Elect Director Stephen M. Bennett       For       Withhold     Management

1.3   Elect Director Donald G. Cruickshank    For       Withhold     Management

1.4   Elect Director Raymond V. Dittamore     For       Withhold     Management

1.5   Elect Director Thomas W. Horton         For       Withhold     Management

1.6   Elect Director Paul E. Jacobs           For       Withhold     Management

1.7   Elect Director Robert E. Kahn           For       Withhold     Management

1.8   Elect Director Sherry Lansing           For       Withhold     Management

1.9   Elect Director Duane A. Nelles          For       Withhold     Management

1.10  Elect Director Francisco Ros            For       Withhold     Management

1.11  Elect Director Brent Scowcroft          For       Withhold     Management

1.12  Elect Director Marc I. Stern            For       Withhold     Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Eliminate Provision Relating to         For       For          Management

      Plurality Voting for the Election of                                     

 


 
 

 

      Directors                                                                

 

 

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RIO TINTO PLC                                                                  

 

Ticker:       RIO            Security ID:  767204100                           

Meeting Date: APR 19, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 16, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                        

2     Approve Remuneration Report             For       For          Management

3     Elect Chris Lynch as Director           For       For          Management

4     Elect John Varley as Director           For       For          Management

5     Re-elect Tom Albanese as Director       For       For          Management

6     Re-elect Robert Brown as Director       For       For          Management

7     Re-elect Vivienne Cox as Director       For       For          Management

8     Re-elect Jan du Plessis as Director     For       For          Management

9     Re-elect Guy Elliott as Director        For       For          Management

10    Re-elect Michael Fitzpatrick as         For       For          Management

      Director                                                                  

11    Re-elect Ann Godbehere as Director      For       For          Management

12    Re-elect Richard Goodmanson as Director For       For          Management

13    Re-elect Lord Kerr as Director          For       For          Management

14    Re-elect Paul Tellier as Director       For       For          Management

15    Re-elect Sam Walsh as Director          For       For          Management

16    Reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP    For       For          Management

      as Auditors and Authorise Their                                          

      Remuneration                                                             

17    Approve Global Employee Share Plan      For       For          Management

18    Approve Share Savings Plan              For       For          Management

19    Authorise Issue of Equity with          For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

20    Authorise Issue of Equity without       For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

21    Authorise Market Purchase               For       For          Management

22    Authorise the Company to Call EGM with  For       For          Management

      Two Weeks' Notice                                                        

 

 

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ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC                                                           

 

Ticker:       RDSB           Security ID:  780259206                           

Meeting Date: MAY 22, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 12, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Accept Financial Statements and         For       For          Management

      Statutory Reports                                                         

 


 
 

 

2     Approve Remuneration Report             For       For          Management

3     Elect Sir Nigel Sheinwald as Director   For       For          Management

4     Re-elect Josef Ackermann as Director    For       For          Management

5     Re-elect Guy Elliott as Director        For       For          Management

6     Re-elect Simon Henry as Director        For       For          Management

7     Re-elect Charles Holliday as Director   For       For          Management

8     Re-elect Gerard Kleisterlee as Director For       For          Management

9     Re-elect Christine Morin-Postel as      For       For          Management

      Director                                                                 

10    Re-elect Jorma Ollila as Director       For       For          Management

11    Re-elect Linda Stuntz as Director       For       For          Management

12    Re-elect Jeroen van der Veer as         For       For          Management

      Director                                                                 

13    Re-elect Peter Voser as Director        For       For          Management

14    Re-elect Hans Wijers as Director        For       For          Management

15    Reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP    For       For          Management

      as Auditors                                                              

16    Authorise Board to Fix Remuneration of  For       For          Management

      Auditors                                                                  

17    Authorise Issue of Equity with          For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

18    Authorise Issue of Equity without       For       For          Management

      Pre-emptive Rights                                                       

19    Authorise Market Purchase of Ordinary   For       For          Management

      Shares                                                                    

20    Authorise EU Political Donations and    For       For          Management

      Expenditure                                                              

 

 

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TARGET CORPORATION                                                             

 

Ticker:       TGT            Security ID:  87612E106                           

Meeting Date: JUN 13, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  APR 16, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Roxanne S. Austin        For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Calvin Darden            For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Mary N. Dillon           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director James A. Johnson         For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Mary E. Minnick          For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Anne M. Mulcahy          For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Derica W. Rice           For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Stephen W. Sanger        For       For          Management

1.9   Elect Director Gregg W. Steinhafel      For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director John G. Stumpf           For       For          Management

1.11  Elect Director Solomon D. Trujillo      For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Approve Executive Incentive Bonus Plan  For       For          Management

4     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

5     Report on Electronics Recycling and     Against   Against      Shareholder

 


 
 

 

      Preventing E-Waste Export                                                

6     Prohibit Political Contributions        Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED                                                  

 

Ticker:       TXN            Security ID:  882508104                           

Meeting Date: APR 19, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 21, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director R.W. Babb, Jr.           For       For          Management

2     Elect Director D.A. Carp                For       For          Management

3     Elect Director C.S. Cox                 For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director P.H. Patsley             For       For          Management

5     Elect Director R.E. Sanchez             For       For          Management

6     Elect Director W.R. Sanders             For       For          Management

7     Elect Director R.J. Simmons             For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director R.K. Templeton           For       For          Management

9     Elect Director C.T. Whitman             For       For          Management

10    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

11    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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THE COCA-COLA COMPANY                                                          

 

Ticker:       KO             Security ID:  191216100                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  FEB 27, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Herbert A. Allen         For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Ronald W. Allen          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Howard G. Buffett        For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Richard M. Daley         For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Barry Diller             For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Evan G. Greenberg        For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Alexis M. Herman         For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Muhtar Kent              For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Donald R. Keough         For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Robert A. Kotick         For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Maria Elena Lagomasino   For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Donald F. McHenry        For       For          Management

13    Elect Director Sam Nunn                 For       For          Management

14    Elect Director James D. Robinson, III   For       For          Management

15    Elect Director Peter V. Ueberroth       For       For          Management

16    Elect Director Jacob Wallenberg         For       Against      Management

17    Elect Director James B. Williams        For       For          Management

18    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

19    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

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THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       EL             Security ID:  518439104                           

Meeting Date: NOV 11, 2011   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  SEP 15, 2011                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director Charlene Barshefsky      For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Wei Sun Christianson     For       For          Management

1.3   Elect Director Fabrizio Freda           For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Jane Lauder              For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director Leonard A. Lauder        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 Auditors                         For       For          Management

 

 

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THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, INC.                                                

 

Ticker:       MHP            Security ID:  580645109                           

Meeting Date: APR 25, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 12, 2012                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Pedro Aspe               For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Winfried Bischoff        For       For          Management

3     Elect Director William D. Green         For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Linda Koch Lorimer       For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Harold McGraw, III       For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Robert P. McGraw         For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Michael Rake             For       For          Management

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

10    Elect Director Kurt L. Schmoke          For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Sidney Taurel            For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Richard E. Thornburgh    For       For          Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

14    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

15    Provide Right to Act by Written Consent Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY                                                   

 


 
 

 

 

Ticker:       PG             Security ID:  742718109                           

Meeting Date: OCT 11, 2011   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  AUG 12, 2011                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Angela F. Braly          For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Kenneth I. Chenault      For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Scott D. Cook            For       For          Management

4     Elect Director Susan Desmond-Hellmann   For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Robert A. McDonald       For       For          Management

6     Elect Director W. James McNerney, Jr.   For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Johnathan A. Rodgers     For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Margaret C. Whitman      For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Mary Agnes Wilderotter   For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Patricia A. Woertz       For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Ernesto Zedillo          For       For          Management

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                          

14    Advisory Vote on Say on Pay Frequency   One Year  One Year     Management

15    Amend Articles of Incorporation         For       For          Management

16    Provide for Cumulative Voting           Against   Against      Shareholder

17    Phase Out Use of Laboratory Animals in  Against   Against      Shareholder

      Pet Food Product Testing                                                 

18    Report on Political Contributions and   Against   Against      Shareholder

      Provide Advisory Vote                                                    

 

 

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY                                                        

 

Ticker:       DIS            Security ID:  254687106                           

Meeting Date: MAR 13, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 13, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Susan E. Arnold          For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director John S. Chen             For       Against      Management

3     Elect Director Judith L. Estrin         For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director Robert A. Iger           For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Fred H. Langhammer       For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director Aylwin B. Lewis          For       Against      Management

7     Elect Director Monica C. Lozano         For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Robert W. Matschullat    For       Against      Management

9     Elect Director Sheryl Sandberg          For       Against      Management

10    Elect Director Orin C. Smith            For       For          Management

11    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

12    Amend Omnibus Stock Plan                For       Against      Management

13    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

 


 
 

 

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TIME WARNER CABLE INC.                                                         

 

Ticker:       TWC            Security ID:  88732J207                           

Meeting Date: MAY 17, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  MAR 22, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Carole Black             For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Glenn A. Britt           For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Thomas H. Castro         For       For          Management

4     Elect Director David C. Chang           For       For          Management

5     Elect Director James E. Copeland, Jr.   For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Peter R. Haje            For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Donna A. James           For       For          Management

8     Elect Director Don Logan                For       For          Management

9     Elect Director N.J. Nicholas, Jr.       For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Wayne H. Pace            For       For          Management

11    Elect Director Edward D. Shirley        For       For          Management

12    Elect Director John E. Sununu           For       For          Management

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Approve Executive Incentive Bonus Plan  For       For          Management

15    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

16    Provide Right to Call Special Meeting   Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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TOTAL SA                                                                       

 

Ticker:       FP             Security ID:  89151E109                            

Meeting Date: MAY 11, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual/Special                      

Record Date:  APR 03, 2012                                                     

 

#     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 2.28 per Share                                          

4     Authorize Repurchase of Up to 10        For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Share Capital                                          

5     Reelect Christophe de Margerie as       For       Against      Management

      Director                                                                  

6     Reelect Patrick Artus as Director       For       For          Management

7     Reelect Bertrand Collomb as Director    For       For          Management

8     Reelect Anne Lauvergeon as Director     For       For          Management

9     Reelect Michel Pebereau as Director     For       Against      Management

10    Ratify Appointment of Gerard Lamarche   For       For          Management

      as Director                                                               

11    Elect Anne-Marie Idrac as Director      For       For          Management

 


 
 

 

12    Approve Severance Payment Agreement     For       Against      Management

      with Christophe de Margerie                                               

13    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management

      Equity-Linked Securities with                                            

      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate                                         

      Nominal Amount of EUR 2.5 Billion                                        

      and/or Authorize Capitalization of                                       

      Reserves for Bonus Issue or Increase                                     

      in Par Value                                                             

14    Authorize Issuance of Equity or         For       For          Management

      Equity-Linked Securities without                                         

      Preemptive Rights up to Aggregate                                        

      Nominal Amount of EUR 850 Million                                        

15    Authorize Board to Increase Capital in  For       For          Management

      the Event of Additional Demand Related                                   

      to Delegation Submitted to Shareholder                                   

      Vote Under Item 14                                                       

16    Authorize Capital Increase of up to 10  For       For          Management

      Percent of Issued Capital for Future                                     

      Acquisitions                                                             

17    Approve Employee Stock Purchase Plan    For       For          Management

18    Approve Stock Purchase Plan Reserved    For       For          Management

      for Employees of International                                           

      Subsidiaries                                                             

19    Approve Reduction in Share Capital via  For       For          Management

      Cancellation of Repurchased Shares                                       

A     Approve Additional Indicators to        Against   Against      Shareholder

      Include in the Information Provided on                                   

      Corporate Executive Officers                                             

      Remuneration                                                              

B     Allow Loyalty Dividends to Long-Term    Against   Against      Shareholder

      Registered Shareholders                                                  

 

 

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UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION                                                

 

Ticker:       UTX            Security ID:  913017109                           

Meeting Date: APR 11, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                               

Record Date:  FEB 15, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Louis R. Chenevert       For       For          Management

2     Elect Director John V. Faraci           For       For          Management

3     Elect Director Jean-Pierre Garnier, Ph. For       Against      Management

      D.                                                                        

4     Elect Director Jamie S. Gorelick        For       Against      Management

5     Elect Director Edward A. Kangas         For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director Ellen J. Kullman         For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Richard D. McCormick     For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director Harold McGraw, III       For       Against      Management

9     Elect Director Richard B. Myers         For       For          Management

10    Elect Director H. Patrick Swygert       For       Against      Management

 


 
 

 

11    Elect Director Andre Villeneuve         For       For          Management

12    Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman   For       For          Management

13    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

 

 

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WAL-MART STORES, INC.                                                          

 

Ticker:       WMT            Security ID:  931142103                           

Meeting Date: JUN 01, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  APR 04, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director Aida M. Alvarez          For       Against      Management

2     Elect Director James W. Breyer          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director M. Michele Burns         For       Against      Management

4     Elect Director James I. Cash, Jr.       For       Against      Management

5     Elect Director Roger C. Corbett         For       For          Management

6     Elect Director Douglas N. Daft          For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Michael T. Duke          For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director Marissa A. Mayer         For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Gregory B. Penner        For       For          Management

10    Elect Director Steven S. Reinemund      For       For          Management

11    Elect Director H. Lee Scott, Jr.        For       Against      Management

12    Elect Director Arne M. Sorenson         For       Against      Management

13    Elect Director Jim C. Walton            For       For          Management

14    Elect Director S. Robson Walton         For       Against      Management

15    Elect Director Christopher J. Williams  For       Against      Management

16    Elect Director Linda S. Wolf            For       For          Management

17    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

18    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       For          Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

19    Report on Political Contributions       Against   For          Shareholder

20    Request Director Nominee with  Patient  Against   Against      Shareholder

      Safety and Healthcare Quality                                            

      Experience                                                                

21    Performance-Based Equity Awards         Against   Against      Shareholder

 

 

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WALGREEN CO.                                                                    

 

Ticker:       WAG            Security ID:  931422109                           

Meeting Date: JAN 11, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  NOV 14, 2011                                                      

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1     Elect Director David J. Brailer         For       For          Management

2     Elect Director Steven A. Davis          For       For          Management

3     Elect Director William C. Foote         For       Against      Management

 


 
 

 

4     Elect Director Mark P. Frissora         For       For          Management

5     Elect Director Ginger L. Graham         For       Against      Management

6     Elect Director Alan G. McNally          For       For          Management

7     Elect Director Nancy M. Schlichting     For       Against      Management

8     Elect Director David Y. Schwartz        For       For          Management

9     Elect Director Alejandro Silva          For       For          Management

10    Elect Director James A. Skinner         For       Against      Management

11    Elect Director Gregory D. Wasson        For       For          Management

12    Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

13    Approve Executive Incentive Bonus Plan  For       For          Management

14    Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

15    Advisory Vote on Say on Pay Frequency   One Year  One Year     Management

16    Adopt Retention Ratio for Executives    Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

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WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC.                                                       

 

Ticker:       WFM            Security ID:  966837106                           

Meeting Date: MAR 09, 2012   Meeting Type: Annual                              

Record Date:  JAN 10, 2012                                                     

 

#     Proposal                                Mgt Rec   Vote Cast    Sponsor   

1.1   Elect Director John Elstrott            For       For          Management

1.2   Elect Director Gabrielle Greene         For       Withhold     Management

1.3   Elect Director Shahid (Hass) Hassan     For       For          Management

1.4   Elect Director Stephanie Kugelman       For       For          Management

1.5   Elect Director John Mackey              For       For          Management

1.6   Elect Director Walter Robb              For       For          Management

1.7   Elect Director Jonathan Seiffer         For       For          Management

1.8   Elect Director Morris (Mo) Siegel       For       Withhold     Management

1.9   Elect Director Jonathan Sokoloff        For       For          Management

1.10  Elect Director Ralph Sorenson           For       Withhold     Management

1.11  Elect Director W. (Kip) Tindell, III    For       For          Management

2     Ratify Auditors                         For       For          Management

3     Advisory Vote to Ratify Named           For       Against      Management

      Executive Officers' Compensation                                         

4     Increase Authorized Common Stock        For       For          Management

5     Amend Articles/Bylaws/Charter --        Against   For          Shareholder

      Removal of Directors                                                     

6     Require Independent Board Chairman      Against   For          Shareholder

 

 

 

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.

 

Dreyfus Appreciation Fund, Inc.

 

 

By: /s/ Bradley J. Skapyak

     Bradley J. Skapyak

     President

 

Date:

August 20, 2012