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Microsoft Corporation 2018 Final Proxy Voting Results

Published: November 28, 2018

We held our Annual Shareholders Meeting on November 28, 2018. There were 7,677,511,729 shares of common stock entitled to be voted. 6,722,310,265 shares were voted in person or by proxy.

There were 3 items of business acted upon by shareholders. For more information on the proposals, see the Company’s Proxy Statement dated October 16, 2018, which you may view here. The following table summarizes the vote threshold required for passage of each proposal and the effect of abstentions and uninstructed shares held by brokers.

ItemVotes Required for ApprovalAbstentionsUninstructed Shares
Election of DirectorsMajority of shares castNot votedNot voted
Advisory vote on executive compensationMajority of shares castNot votedNot voted
Ratification of Independent AuditorMajority of shares castNot votedDiscretionary vote

The final voting results for the proposals were as follows:

Election of Directors

 Vote Results% Votes ForForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
William H. Gates IIIRe-elected 99.7%
5,420,788,454
14,437,836
6,396,127
1,280,687,848
Reid G. HoffmanRe-elected
99.9%
5,428,821,253
5,317,396
7,483,768
1,280,687,848
Hugh F. JohnstonRe-elected
99.9%
5,428,132,288
5,684,761
7,805,368
1,280,687,848
Teri L. List-StollRe-elected 99.9%
5,424,106,654
7,550,989
9,964,774
1,280,687,848
Satya NadellaRe-elected 99.9%
5,429,446,686
5,546,845
6,628,886
1,280,687,848
Charles H. NoskiRe-elected 97.4%
5,291,719,736
141,903,621
7,999,060
1,280,687,848
Helmut Panke, Ph.D.Re-elected 98.4%
5,344,902,932
88,704,328
8,015,157
1,280,687,848
Sandra E. PetersonRe-elected 99.9%
5,427,428,604
6,899,048
7,294,765
1,280,687,848
Penny S. PritzkerRe-elected
99.8%
5,424,043,927
10,202,721
7,375,769
1,280,687,848
Charles W. ScharfRe-elected 99.7%
5,418,618,228
15,136,958
7,867,231
1,280,687,848
Arne M. SorensonRe-elected
99.9%
5,426,949,982
6,806,654
7,865,781
1,280,687,848
John W. StantonRe-elected 99.7%
5,417,171,652
16,704,483
7,746,282
1,280,687,848
John W. ThompsonRe-elected 99.8%
5,423,270,169
10,737,594
7,614,654
1,280,687,848
Padmasree WarriorRe-elected 99.8%
5,421,206,575
10,104,934
10,310,908
1,280,687,848

Management Proposals


Advisory vote on executive compensation
Vote Results% Votes ForForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Approved96.0%
5,191,052,670
218,681,803
31,887,944
1,280,687,848
Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Independent Auditor
Vote Results% Votes ForForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Approved97.6%
6,548,647,443
160,911,618
12,751,204
N/A

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