Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today announced voting results from its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Shareholders elected 14 members of the board of directors, ratified the appointment of Target’s independent registered public accounting firm, approved the “Say on Pay” management proposal and rejected one shareholder proposal.
The Carideo Group, the independent Inspector of Elections, has certified all voting results for the Annual Meeting, held today. The final tabulation indicates that approximately 536 million shares were voted, representing 90.0 percent of outstanding shares.
The final tabulation of votes for each proposal is as follows:
1. Shareholders elected each of the following board nominees for a one-year term by a majority of the votes cast:
Nominee Percent For Percent Against
Roxanne S. Austin 98.4 1.6
Douglas M. Baker, Jr. 95.6 4.4
Brian C. Cornell 95.8 4.2
Calvin Darden 98.5 1.5
Henrique De Castro 99.2 0.8
Robert L. Edwards 99.4 0.6
Melanie L. Healy 99.4 0.6
Donald R. Knauss 99.4 0.6
Monica C. Lozano 99.4 0.6
Mary E. Minnick 98.6 1.4
Anne M. Mulcahy 95.7 4.3
Derica W. Rice 99.3 0.7
Kenneth L. Salazar 98.7 1.3
John G. Stumpf 95.6 4.4
2. Shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Target’s independent registered accounting firm for fiscal 2016:
3. Shareholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, Target’s executive compensation (“Say-on-Pay”):
4. Shareholders did not approve a shareholder proposal to report on criteria for selecting countries for operations:
For purposes of determining the level of support needed for a shareholder to be eligible to resubmit a shareholder proposal in a following year the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission uses a simple majority standard. Under that simple majority standard Item 4 received support of 3.8%.
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