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NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2016 – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) and PwC’s Governance Insights Center today released their ProxyPulse™ report for the 2016 proxy season analyzing data from 4,200 U.S. public company annual shareholder meetings held between January 1 and June 30, 2016.
According to the report, companies have been seeking a greater understanding of their retail shareholder base, including key demographic attributes. Some of the findings from the report include:
The ProxyPulse analysis showed on average, institutions voted 91 percent of their shares, while retail investors voted only 28 percent, leaving 24 billion retail shares unvoted.
“A number of companies that have come under pressure over the past few months from large institutional investors or activist investors have looked to target an untapped segment for many – retail shareholders,” said Paul DeNicola, managing director of PwC’s Governance Insights Center. “This latest edition of the ProxyPulse report provides new data on the demographic makeup of retail shareholders as companies look to better understand their entire shareholder base.”
Other highlights from the report include:
“Say-on-pay continues to foster discussion between companies and their shareholders, as there was more direct dialogue between directors and investors about executive compensation,” said Chuck Callan, senior vice president, regulatory affairs, Broadridge. “Yet, the ProxyPulse™ report shows some public companies continue to fall short of important benchmarks for say-on pay-support, ” he concluded.
ProxyPulse is based in part on Broadridge’ s processing of shares held in street name, which accounts for over 80 percent of all shares outstanding of U.S. publicly-listed companies. Shareholder voting trends during a proxy season represent a snapshot in time and may not be predictive of full-year results.
ProxyPulse is a collaboration between Broadridge, the leading provider of investor communications solutions and PwC’s Governance Insights Center, a group that supports directors and investors with governance knowledge. Visit ProxyPulse.com to access the full report.
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