2015-06-04

2015 Google Stockholders Annual Meeting (video)



2015 Google Stockholders Annual Meeting (video above)
June 3, 2015, at Google’s corporate headquarters, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. Transcript here.

Google stock symbols: GOOG GOOGL (NASDAQ) (more information below)

2015 Voting Matters:
Proposal -- Google Board Voting Recommendation:
Management Proposals:
(1) Election of eleven directors -- FOR each nominee
(2) Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Google’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2015 -- FOR
(3) An amendment to Google’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 17,000,000 shares of Class C capital stock -- FOR
Stockholder Proposals:
(4) Stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting -- AGAINST
(5) Stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report -- AGAINST
(6) Stockholder proposal regarding the adoption of a majority vote standard for the election of directors -- AGAINST
(7) Stockholder proposal regarding a report on renewable energy cost -- AGAINST
(8) Stockholder proposal regarding a report on business risks related to climate change regulations -- AGAINST

Management proposals were adopted. Stockholder proposals were defeated.

Following the formal meeting, a Q&A which featured Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, David C. Drummond, Google Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, and The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Notice of 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement (pdf)

Google Inc. has 3 classes of stock:
Class A (voting) symbol: GOOGL on NASDAQ - 1 vote per share
Class B (voting) (not publicly traded, owned by insiders) - 10 votes per share
Class C (non-voting) symbol: GOOG on NASDAQ
more information here and here and here
see also: Why I Prefer Google Non-voting Shares | SeekingAlpha.com

Google Board of Directors:
Larry Page
Sergey Brin
Eric E. Schmidt
L. John Doerr
Diane B. Greene
John L. Hennessy
Ann Mather
Alan R. Mulally
Paul S. Otellini
K. Ram Shriram
Shirley M. Tilghman

About Google Inc. - "Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world."

Principal domain name: google.com

Google Domains (domain name registry): domains.google.com

Google Domain Registry: google.com/registry


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