Facts at a glance

  • The Board of Directors met 8 times in 2014. 
  • Each Director attended at least 75% of the total number of board meetings and meetings held by the board committees on which he or she served during 2014. 
  • The Board of Directors met in executive session, without any member of management in attendance, 7 times during 2014. 
  • It is the policy of the Board of Directors that the Directors attend the annual meeting of the stockholders. All directors attended the May 2015 annual meeting. 
  • The Board of Directors conducts a self-assessment of its performance each year. 
  • The Board of Directors has concluded that all non-employee directors are independent in accordance with the New York Stock Exchange standards and the standards of independence set forth in the Governance Principles. 
  • The Inspectors of Election at the May 2015 annual meeting reported voting results as follows:  There were 201,666,157 shares of Common Stock and Common Equivalent entitled to vote at the meeting and a total of 174,424,151 shares or 86.34% of those shares were represented at the meeting.

1.  Election of Ten Directors:

The following individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company for a one year expiring at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Name

 Vote For

Vote Against

 Abstain

Broker Non-Vote

Linda G. Alvarado

150,153,643

1,758,937              

466,100

22,045,471

Anne. M. Busquet

151,294,354

612,524

471,802

22,045,471

Roger Fradin

151,149,880

774,024

  484,776

22,045,471

Anne Sutherland Fuchs

150,670,344

1,240,224

468,112

22,045,471

S. Douglas Hutcheson

151,492,508

395,932

490,240

22,045,471

Marc B. Lautenbach

151,348,147

561,896

468,637

22,045,471

Eduardo R. Menasce

149,892,445

1,974,154

512,081

22,045,471

Michael I. Roth

148,953,090

2,939,368

486,222

22,045,471

David L Shedlarz

150,879,806

1,006,539

492,335

22,045,471

 David B. Snow, Jr.

151,033,897

825,721

519,062

22,045,471

2.  Ratification of the Audit Committee's Appointment of the Independent Accountants for 2015:

Vote For

Vote Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Vote

173,075,904

929,383

418,864

N/A


3.  Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

Vote For

Vote Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Vote

 148,637,098

2,319,367

1,422,215      

22,045,471