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  1. Shareholders approve pay package for Microsoft CEO, top executives

    trueA majority of shareholders approved Microsoft Corp.’s executive pay package for CEO Satya Nadella and four other top executives.

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  1. Coca-Cola reduces shareholder approved executive equity plan

    trueCoca-Cola Co. announced Wednesday it is backtracking somewhat from its executive equity plan approved in a shareholder vote in April that received opposition from some major pension funds, which called it excessive.

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  2. Say-on-pay support flat from 2013

    trueCompanies won an average 90% level of shareholder support for the compensation of their CEOs and other top executives in say-on-pay voting this year through June 30, said a Towers Watson report released Wednesday based on the findings of 2,168 companies in the Russell 3000.

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  3. Towers Watson: Executive compensation support unchanged so far in 2014

    trueSeventy-three percent of companies won at least 90% of the shareholder vote in support of their executive compensation practices based on results of 2,132 companies in the Russell 3000 index reporting results this year through June 20

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  4. McDonald's shareholders ratify CEO's pay despite opposition by CalPERS

    trueMcDonald's Corp. shareholders on Thursday voted to ratify the compensation of Donald Thompson, president and CEO, and four other top executives by a 93.5% vote, despite opposition by CalPERS.

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  5. J.P. Morgan Chase faces opposition from pension funds on pay, directors

    trueFlorida State Board of Administration will vote against the compensation package for James “Jamie” Dimon, chairman and CEO, and four other senior executives at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., while the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds and Illinois State Board of Investment will vote against the ...

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  6. Pension funds oppose Chipotle executive pay

    trueThree pension funds, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis & Co. have lined up against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s executive pay package for Steve Ells, chairman of the company's board and co-CEO; Montgomery F. Moran, co-CEO; and two other top executives.

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  7. Nathan Cummings Foundation will file for proxy access at Oracle

    trueNathan Cummings Foundation, New York, expects to file a proposal at Oracle Corp., calling for proxy access permitting shareholders the use of corporate proxy materials to nominate directors.

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  8. Ford shareholders approve executive compensation despite pension opposition

    trueFord Motor Co. shareholders Thursday voted 75.2% of shares to ratify the compensation package of Alan Mulally, president and CEO, and other senior executives at the company despite opposition from CalSTRS, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Florida State Board of Administration.

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  9. Barrick shareholders approve exec pay package

    trueBarrick Gold Corp. shareholders ratified an executive compensation package with 80% of the vote despite opposition from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

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  10. CPPIB on opposing side of CalSTRS, Florida SBA for executive compensation at Barrick

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board is at odds with CalSTRS and the Florida State Board of Administration in their voting on the executive compensation plan of Barrick Gold Corp., according to their proxy-voting disclosures.

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  11. Coca-Cola shareholders approve executive equity plan, reject independent chairman

    trueCoca-Cola Co. shareholders approved the company's proposed 2014 executive equity plan by an 83% vote in favor, despite opposition from some major pension funds, according to preliminary results announced at Wednesday's annual meeting.

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  12. CEO compensation at S&P 1500 companies barely rises on lower pension values

    trueThe median total compensation for CEOs at the nation's largest corporations increased 0.5% in 2013 to $4.9 million, primarily the result of sharply lower executive pension values, according to a new analysis of proxy statements of 430 companies in the S&P 1500 index by Towers Watson.

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  13. CalSTRS updates proxy votes on Coca-Cola in support of compensation proposals

    trueCalSTRS reversed its position on Coca-Cola Co. and will now support the pay package of Muhtar Kent, the company's chairman and CEO, and other top executives, according to the pension fund's proxy voting disclosure.

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