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Gilead Sciences Proxy Voting Guide by McRitchie

Gilead Sciences Proxy Voting Guide

Gilead Sciences Proxy Voting Guide by James McRitchie. Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical needs in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, India, and the Middle East. Gilead $GLD is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of four […]

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3M Proxy Voting Guide from CorpGov

3M Proxy Voting Guide

3M Proxy Voting Guide provided by Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net). 3M (MMM), 3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide and is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three fund families when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 9, 2017. I voted FOR lowering the special meeting […]

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Kansas City Southern Proxy Voting Guide

Kansas City Southern Proxy Voting Guide – KSU

Kansas City Southern Proxy Voting Guide by Corporate Governance (CorpGov.net). Kansas City Southern (KSU), through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, as well as between Mexico City and Laredo. KSU is one of the stocks in my […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Proxy Voting Guide

Bristol-Myers Squibb Proxy Voting Guide

This is our Bristol-Myers Squibb Proxy Voting Guide for 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) discovers, develops, licenses, manufactures, markets, and distributes biopharmaceutical products worldwide. Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 2, 2017. I […]

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Proxy Voting Guide

American Express Proxy Voting Guide

American Express Proxy Voting Guide.  American Express Company (AXP), together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. It operates through four segments: U.S. Consumer Services, International Consumer and Network Services, Global Commercial Services, and Global Merchant Services. American Express is one of the stocks […]

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kelloggs

Kelloggs Proxy Voting Guide

Kelloggs manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods in the United States and internationally. The Kellogg Company is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on March 28, 2017 I voted FOR Proxy Access Amendments. See how and why […]

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AT&T

AT&T Proxy Analysis

AT&T Inc. (T) provides telecommunications and digital entertainment services. The company operates through four segments: Business Solutions, Entertainment Group, Consumer Mobility, and International.  It is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three fund families when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on 4/27/2017. Sorry for the late post. […]

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NCR

NCR: Proxy Access & Pay Issues

NCR Corporation provides omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide. NCR is one of the stocks in my portfolio. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of only one fund family when I checked and voted. Their annual meeting is coming up on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. I voted FOR Proxy Access Amendments. […]

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Are We Paying CEOs Too Much?

Are We Paying CEOs Too Much?

Are we paying CEOs too much? Is the Pope Catholic? (That’s my own bad joke, not from the panelists.) Executive compensation is front and center on the minds of shareholders, regulators—and politicians. What IS pay? What IS performance? What are the right time frames for measuring performance? And what to do about the perception that […]

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Receives ICCR Resolutions

Shareholders of Wells Fargo $WFC and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility today announced that they have filed multiple resolutions as a result of fraudulent activities uncovered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Wells Fargo recently reported a $185 million settlement with the CFPB due to widespread and systemic illegal acts of […]

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HRB Never Settle

HRB H&R Block: How I Voted – Proxy Score 57

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB, $HRB) provides tax preparation and banking services and is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their next annual meeting is September 8, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of one fund when I checked and voted but Proxy Insight had many more. I voted in favor of my suggested proxy access amendments to current bylaws […]

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The Handbook of Board Governance: Part 5

I continue my review of The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Member. With the current post, I provide comments on Part 5 of the book, The Unsolved Governance Problem: Performance Measurement and Executive Pay. Talk to any of your acquaintances outside the corporate governance industrial complex and they will all […]

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Medivation Inc

Medivation Inc – Vote Proxy Access

Medivation Inc. (MDVN), a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of medical therapies to treat serious diseases in the United States. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 22, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee, stock plan; FOR proxy access. I voted […]

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Facebook Inc

Facebook Inc: Equal Voting

Facebook Inc (NASD:FB), one of the companies in my portfolio, builds products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 20, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, pay committee, board; FOR all shareholder proposals. I voted […]

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Cognizant Technology

Cognizant Technology – Written Consent

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services worldwide. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 15, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee; FOR proposal to allow written consent. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 57% of the time. […]

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SciClone Pharmaceuticals

SciClone Pharmaceuticals – Proxy Access

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASD:SCLN), whose product portfolio of therapies includes oncology, infectious diseases and cardiovascular disorders. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 9, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of one fund family when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee chair; FOR proxy access proposal. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 70% of the time. View Proxy Statement via iiWisdom. […]

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Caterpillar Inc

Caterpillar Inc: Proxy Score 50

Caterpillar Inc $CAT is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Their annual meeting is coming up on June 8, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, committee, auditor; FOR all shareholder proposals – lobbying report, written consent, […]

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Tesla Motors Inc

Tesla Motors Inc: Proxy Score 50

Tesla Motors Inc $TSLA, designs, develops, manufactures and sells electric vehicles and energy storage products. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 31, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST compensation committee; FOR Reduce Supermajority. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 71% of the time. View Proxy Statement via iiWisdom. (more…)

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BlackRock Inc

BlackRock Inc: Proxy Score 59

BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK) provides investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients across the world. Its product offerings include single- and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments.. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 25, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three fund families when […]

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Goldman Sachs: Proxy Vote 50

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS, $GS) is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The annual meeting of Goldman Sachs is coming up on May 20, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two fund families when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, compensation committee; FOR all shareholder proposals. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 50% of […]

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Nextera Energy

Nextera Energy: Proxy Score 50

NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE, $NEE) is an electric power company in North America with electric generating facilities located in over 30 states in the United States and approximately five provinces in Canada. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 19, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of one fund family when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, compensation committee, […]

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Proto Labs

Proto Labs: Proxy Score 45

Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB, $PRLB) is an online manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Their annual meeting is coming up on May 19, 2016. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected no votes when I checked. Vote AGAINST pay, stock plan, compensation committee members (Black, Gawlick, & Smith); Vote FOR my proxy access proposal. I voted with the Board’s recommendations […]

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Valeant

Governance and the Valeant Flea

Governance and the Valeant Flea: The Art of Not Living Dangerously “You may well say, that’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.” -William Shakespeare Valeant: Cautionary Tale There’s a good reason that no bestselling novels or blockbuster movies about corporate governance exist. It’s because doing corporate governance […]

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Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial Group: How I Voted – Proxy Score 64

Hain Celestial Group Inc (HAIN) manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe.  Hain Celestial is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is on November 19, 2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of two funds when I checked. I also checked CalSTRS, since their […]

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Symantec Corporation

Symantec Corporation: How I Voted – Proxy Score 50

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) provides security, backup and availability solutions and is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is on November 3, 2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had collected the votes of three funds when I checked and voted. I voted with the Board’s recommendations 50% of the time. View Proxy Statement.  Read Warnings below. What follows are my recommendations on how to […]

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YHOO

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO): Proxy Score 46

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is engaged in providing Internet search, communication and digital content. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/24/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of three funds when I checked and voted on 6/15/2015. I voted with the board 46% of the time and assigned YHOO a proxy score of 46. […]

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DaVita HealthCare Partners

DaVita HealthCare Partners: Proxy Score 50

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to treat serious diseases for which there are limited treatment options. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/16/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of two funds when I checked and voted on 6/11/2015.  I voted with […]

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Genomic Health: Proxy Score 60

Genomic Health, Inc. (NASD:GHDX), one of the stocks in my portfolio, is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the global development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory services that analyze the underlying biology of cancer allowing physicians and patients to make individualized treatment decisions. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/11/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of one […]

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Biogen (BIIB): Proxy Score 47 – Proxy Access Victory

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurological, autoimmune, and hematologic disorders in the United States and internationally. It is one of the stocks in my portfolio. Their annual meeting is coming up on 6/10/2015. ProxyDemocracy.org had the vote of five funds (removed 2nd Calvert from table below, since it was duplicative) when I checked and voted […]

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