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Meeting Information

      Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting
      For holders as of:   October 8, 2019
      Date:    December 4, 2019        Time:    8:00 a.m. PT
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  Voting Items                     

 

  The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” EACH OF THE FOLLOWING NOMINEES, “FOR” PROPOSAL 2, “FOR” PROPOSAL 3, “AGAINST” PROPOSAL 4 and “AGAINST” PROPOSAL 5.   
  1.    Election of Directors: (The Board recommends a vote FOR each nominee)    2.   

Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

    

01.

 

02.

 

03.

 

04.

 

05.

 

06.

 

07.

 

08.

 

09.

 

10.

 

11.

 

12.

 

13.

 

  

William H. Gates III

 

Reid G. Hoffman

 

Hugh F. Johnston

 

Teri L. List-Stoll

 

Satya Nadella

 

Sandra E. Peterson

 

Penny S. Pritzker

 

Charles W. Scharf

 

Arne M. Sorenson

 

John W. Stanton

 

John W. Thompson

 

Emma Walmsley

 

Padmasree Warrior

 

    

   3.   

Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditor for fiscal year 2020

(The Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal)

     4.   

Shareholder Proposal - Report on Employee Representation on Board of Directors

(The Board recommends a vote AGAINST this proposal)

     5.   

Shareholder Proposal - Report on Gender Pay Gap

(The Board recommends a vote AGAINST this proposal)

       
       
       
       
       
       

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    BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.

BROADRIDGE CORPORATE ISSUER SOLUTIONS

PO BOX 1342T., SUITE 1300

BRENTWOOD, NY 11717

 

   

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BROADRIDGE

FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.

ATTENTION:

TEST PRINT

51 MERCEDES WAY

EDGEWOOD, NY

11717

 

 

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION

    

           

Please check this box if you plan to attend the Meeting and vote your shares in person.

           
                                   
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1A.

 

 

Election of Director: William H. Gates III

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  2.   Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation      
   

1B.

 

 

Election of Director: Reid G. Hoffman

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

         
    1C.   Election of Director: Hugh F. Johnston           3.   Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditor for fiscal year 2020      

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1D.

 

 

Election of Director: Teri L. List-Stoll

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

         
   

1E.

 

 

Election of Director: Satya Nadella

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

           
   

1F.

 

 

Election of Director: Sandra E. Peterson

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  The Board recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal(s): 4 and 5   For   Against   Abstain
    1G.   Election of Director: Penny S. Pritzker        
    1H.   Election of Director: Charles W. Scharf           4.   Shareholder Proposal - Report on Employee Representation on Board of Directors      
LOGO     1I.   Election of Director: Arne M. Sorenson                  
   

1J.

 

 

Election of Director: John W. Stanton

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  5.   Shareholder Proposal - Report on Gender Pay Gap      
   

1K.

 

 

Election of Director: John W. Thompson

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

           
   

1L.

 

 

Election of Director: Emma Walmsley

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  “NOTE” Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.          
   

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Election of Director: Padmasree Warrior

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

         
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