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SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTIONS: AVERAGE SHAREHOLDER SUPPORT BY SUB-CATEGORY
Columns headed '#' show number of unique resolutions voted on.
Columns headed '%' show the percent shareholder support for those resolutions.
 

CategorySub-Category2004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%

board governanceadvisory vote on director compensation210%049%10%000415%00000
board governanceaudit committee qualifications0000000000011%0
board governanceboard diversity69%47%38%438%331%421%122%225%319%239%430%611%933%
board governanceboard risk management oversight00000015%18%14%14%013%0
board governanceboard/director independence and board composition2224%821%320%412%534%222%37%213%320%14%000
board governancecompensation committee independence116%000135%028%000000
board governanceconflict of interest/related party transaction/insider trading29%10%132%10%314%0126%0000011%
board governancedirector governance expertise000000000160%000
board governancedirector liability0216%0012%000013%12%00
board governancedirector pay and stock ownership218%35%37%16%125%0137%123%25%00011%
board governancedirector qualifications025%417%89%76%38%45%19%00013%0
board governancedirector term limits74%27%45%13%019%0120%016%017%0
board governanceemployee representative00000000000013%
board governanceindependent board chairperson4525%2630%5430%4527%2628%3534%4627%2732%5634%6531%6932%6429%5028%
board governancelimit board memberships219%318%432%415%134%00014%34%15%14%0
board governancesuccession planning000000429%326%524%28%000
director electionsboard declassification5167%4764%5762%4660%7258%7460%5060%4368%5175%3676%1879%1571%1080%
director electionscontested elections66%59%0068%19%00014%13%00
director electionscumulative voting2335%1939%2538%2534%2138%3134%2027%2829%2117%429%728%224%111%
director electionsdirector elections majority vote1614%5743%9746%5053%3451%4557%3457%3857%3660%3062%3359%1457%2365%
director electionsproxy access18%00244%0000936%1427%1941%9052%8950%
executive compensationadvisory vote on executive compensation00440%4440%8241%8344%6242%437%00000
executive compensationcommonsense executive compensation289%314%00000000000
executive compensationcompensation benchmarking000000000412%000
executive compensationcompensation consultants000340%10%446%0000000
executive compensationcompensation disclosure425%310%622%410%49%311%210%212%111%15%000
executive compensationexecutive compensation - uncategorized1322%1214%530%325%0628%827%329%322%139%000
executive compensationexecutive employment principles0000332%132%0000000
executive compensationexpense options3551%1845%151%0000000000
executive compensationhedging and pledging0000000000129%126%0
executive compensationlimit executive compensation1410%178%515%1411%914%327%44%130%0010%00
executive compensationlimit/discontinue stock option awards1610%78%75%64%65%37%35%17%014%14%00
executive compensationoptions backdating000349%000000000
executive compensationpay for superior performance001630%4029%2429%525%534%000000
executive compensationperformance metrics000000000227%319%415%320%
executive compensationproxy voting practices00000000000014%
executive compensationrecoup unearned bonuses0529%1024%929%511%0343%236%136%115%528%1528%717%
executive compensationsenior executive death benefits000001136%542%328%240%238%135%00
executive compensationsenior executive deferred compensation214%00000131%0318%125%000
executive compensationsenior executive performance-based equity compensation2623%3931%1636%3133%736%536%729%636%425%328%417%415%23%
executive compensationsenior executive perquisites000000000014%00
executive compensationsenior executive retirement benefits730%422%836%1433%430%634%142%330%231%330%236%137%0
executive compensationsenior executive severance pay3445%2252%1949%1451%748%630%645%743%1337%3233%2636%4532%2728%
executive compensationsenior executive stock retention722%530%331%719%129%1229%3424%924%3224%4323%2922%1519%1216%
executive compensationtax gross-up payments0000445%251%343%233%231%218%010%0
executive compensationtax payments on restricted stock awards00000000000135%132%
other cgauditor independence1624%1019%0014%13%0000000
other cgcapital returns to shareholders16%23%134%314%415%00012%0424%0174%
other cgderivative or speculative trading17%00000535%223%138%0000
other cgdirector removal000000153%149%163%0000
other cgsale/liquidation of assets0000000000001027%
shareholder rightsarbitration of shareholder claims0000000024%0000
shareholder rightschange jurisdiction of incorporation518%0000166%517%239%229%23%000
shareholder rightsexclusive forum00000000238%0000
shareholder rightspoison pill5860%2752%2048%2136%549%555%358%168%658%439%664%449%262%
shareholder rightsreincorporation in delaware00000000000186%0
shareholder rightsshareholder approval of bylaw amendments0000000000014%172%
shareholder rightsshareholder rights - uncategorized271%615%316%27%0230%217%000000
shareholder rightstakeover defense000000166%0010%281%464%271%
strategy/businesssale of company64%618%1319%811%68%515%417%10%0314%332%436%0
strategy/businessstrategic alternatives/business practice24%110%717%221%23%15%310%10%117%339%0142%0
voting and participationclaiming of proxies0000000000100
voting and participationone-share-one-vote/share classes319%426%832%839%622%526%420%717%428%1024%1021%1129%1229%
voting and participationshareholder engagement835%819%932%639%913%437%434%146%237%000135%
voting and participationshareholder meetings and proxy process1222%1129%238%1954%2744%5750%6346%6445%3944%3942%5040%5741%3540%
voting and participationshareholder proponent reimbursement00411%415%114%340%640%240%16%0000
voting and participationsimple majority vote771%1363%2559%2264%1564%1670%3271%1953%1567%2069%1363%2246%2154%
voting and participationvote counting0136%0000118%000310%57%57%

46536%38638%42642%45639%39041%44445%43442%28844%31445%32841%30841%38240%33540%

climate changeclimate strategy/risk report916%1110%621%923%727%527%516%312%121%417%722%1515%1836%
climate changecoal mining/coal-fired power generation000000000000231%
climate changedirector environmental expertise00000000000121%320%
climate changeghg emissions disclosure00017%17%22%000430%1424%826%828%
climate changeghg emissions reduction efforts/goals020%0616%1023%1222%1225%1115%427%322%1022%1820%1022%
climate changeglobal warming principles00000024%000000
climate changeincrease dividend0000000000013%24%
climate changelobbying activity00000000000318%330%
climate changepay for social/environmental performance0000000000046%45%
climate changepolitical spending (prop 23)0000000233%00000
climate changeproxy voting practices00000000000026%
climate changerenewable energy/energy efficient technology00024%316%412%26%26%48%212%0128%1122%
climate changereserves replacements disclosure00000000000026%
climate changesustainability report0000224%621%1232%424%733%542%734%1128%440%
climate changesustainable agriculture000000000000128%
climate changetwo-degree business plan000000000000118%
environmentcoal mining/coal-fired power generation000014%0335%1020%716%17%000
environmentenvironmental conservation28%37%314%217%218%00000000
environmenthuman rights, community impact and environment28%19%712%819%39%28%27%16%0213%000
environmenthydraulic fracturing000000630%541%425%334%318%429%421%
environmentindigenous rights14%00110%19%00000000
environmentoil sands0000228%130%227%227%00000
environmentpollution and environmental contamination527%513%711%69%323%234%68%27%16%17%16%057%
environmentrecycling and extended producer responsibility26%14%25%10%17%19%111%323%420%67%515%723%330%
environmentsustainability policy000124%000000012%0
environmentsustainability report1123%1018%925%1626%433%311%324%535%525%1123%724%930%928%
environmentsustainable farming0000000000026%0
environmentsustainable forestry45%14%46%36%26%37%314%129%419%10%21%521%225%
environmentwater management00017%213%16%316%26%319%413%519%29%220%
esg governance arrangementsboard committee on human rights00015%94%811%26%24%044%55%28%13%
esg governance arrangementsboard committee on sustainability000036%015%43%35%0025%34%
esg governance arrangementscorporate tax avoidance000000000011%00
esg governance arrangementsdirector environmental expertise00000133%230%215%319%213%319%210%0
esg governance arrangementsdirector healthcare expertise0000000012%0000
esg governance arrangementshuman rights policy00113%0321%320%416%522%421%529%1027%213%1214%
esg governance arrangementshuman rights risk assessment00000000000711%0
esg governance arrangementspay for social/environmental performance14%57%49%111%014%0510%36%27%12%16%414%
humane treatment of animalshumane treatment of animals54%184%206%1911%115%145%155%114%144%63%921%119%337%
militarism and aggressionelectronic surveillance and political censorship13%00316%316%614%514%134%415%215%224%222%122%
militarism and aggressionmilitary sales and contracts77%36%47%67%76%46%27%0000016%
militarism and aggressionrepressive regimes and human rights violations66%36%136%22%57%127%233%410%312%511%317%33%34%
militarism and aggressionweapons14%24%28%28%27%35%25%000018%0
other csrcharitable contributions410%27%13%00017%000000
other csrcharitable contributions: conservative rationale000000000015%00
other csrethical lending24%34%0019%420%216%000000
other csrmortgage lending and servicing practices000033%00425%410%225%120%00
political influenceaffirm political non-partisanship27%28%210%29%26%026%27%12%0000
political influenceforeign payments00000017%000000
political influencegovernment affiliation/employment26%13%016%26%47%28%28%36%0000
political influencelobbying activity016%17%0013%310%524%2024%3624%4326%3224%4423%
political influencepolitical contributions299%2311%3121%2723%2826%3032%3029%4031%5320%4723%5523%4429%3329%
political influencepublish political contributions in newspaper66%59%311%45%34%0024%14%0000
public health/product safetyaccess to medicines56%717%216%129%14%0043%000311%0
public health/product safetyantibiotic use in stock farming00000011%000017%126%
public health/product safetydisease prevention and control820%512%132%00000000015%
public health/product safetygenetically engineered products117%117%98%78%28%18%016%16%45%36%55%20%
public health/product safetynuclear risk/radioactive waste49%46%18%19%110%111%25%14%210%35%25%12%14%
public health/product safetynutrition and obesity000111%00017%19%18%11%00
public health/product safetyproduct safety111%24%15%00215%0000000
public health/product safetyreport on rape and physical abuse of inmates00000000119%0000
public health/product safetytobacco and cigarettes115%83%73%42%63%54%33%32%23%024%44%17%
public health/product safetytoxic chemicals in products24%15%48%325%328%0122%125%0127%216%014%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentaccident risk and worker safety0000000428%320%000417%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentchina labour standards711%56%48%0000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentholy land principles0000000000033%84%
workplace conditions/worker treatmenthuman rights and worker treatment1615%1411%1417%1115%1111%914%128%12%114%114%033%45%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentmacbride principles/northern ireland operations710%411%510%411%59%311%18%110%00000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentnon-discrimination and equal employment1020%1021%1220%1331%1820%1329%1230%1127%928%1324%1129%620%1123%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentoffshoring49%48%18%18%000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentpay disparity1313%189%49%815%38%310%86%49%17%311%17%14%26%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentplant closure00014%14%000116%013%13%0
workplace conditions/worker treatmentretiree benefits28%113%217%112%000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentuniversal healthcare coverage00025%95%205%43%000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentvendor/contractor/supplier standards214%427%314%312%314%126%718%414%016%000

19412%19010%17514%18017%18115%17417%17319%17520%17918%17821%21023%21821%23022%

1 Excludes resolutions that call for cessation of corporate charitable contributions to all or certain social causes.
2 Excludes resolutions that oppose reform measures or oppose spending corporate resources on reporting on climate change and emissions performance.
3 Excludes resolutions that oppose explicit reference to sexual orientation in corporate EEO policies.
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