Shareowner Proposals

The goals and rationale for these proposals are explained in the article Proxy Voting Brand Competition.

Date
Submitted
CompanyTickerProposalManagement Arguments
Proponent Responses
SEC Decision
AGM Date
Proxy Link 
Result
1999-10-11Whole Foods MarketWFMIProxy AdvisorManagement did not try to omit. 2000-02-05 Revised proposal2000-03-27
8.9% yes
1999-11-02CitigroupCProxy Advisor1999-12-22 Management; 2000-01-10 Proponent; 2000-01-10 Revised proposal; 2000-01-24 Management; 2000-01-31 Proponent; 2000-02-22 Management; 2000-02-24 SEC
Omitted
1999-11-02General ElectricGEProxy Advisor
Omitted
1999-11-02GilletteGProxy Advisor
Omitted
1999-11-02Warner-LambertWLAProxy Advisor
Omitted
1999-11-04PfizerPFEProxy Advisor1999-12-21 Management; 2000-01-10 Proponent; 2000-01-10 revised proposal; 2000-02-22 SEC
Omitted
1999-11-13Bristol-Myers SquibbBMYProxy Advisor
Omitted
1999-11-17Washington MutualWMProxy Advisor1999-12-15 Management; 2000-01-10 Proponent; 2000-01-10 Revised proposal; 2000-02-22 SEC2000-04-18
4.4% yes
1999-11-20Equus IIEQSProxy Advisor
Omitted
1999-12-22General MotorsGMProxy Advisor
Omitted
2000-02-17Cirrus LogicCRUSProxy Advisor
Omitted
2000-03-31Oregon Trail FinancialOTFCProxy Advisor
Omitted
2000-10-23KB HomeKBHProxy AdvisorBoard arguments in proxy; proponent response2001-04-05
4.0% yes
2000-11-06GilletteGProxy Advisor2001-02-15 Revised proposal; Board arguments in proxy; proponent response2001-04-19
2.4% yes
2000-11-16Equus IIEQSProxy Advisor2001-03-11 Revised proposal2001-05-03
17.8% yes
2000-11-24SONICblueSBLUAuditor Independence2001-01-25 Management; 2001-02-07 Proponent; 2001-03-23 SEC
Omitted
2002-01-25Fleetwood EnterprisesFLEAuditor Independence2002-09-10
Omitted
2002-05-15A. SchulmanSHLMProxy AdvisorBoard arguments in proxy; proponent response2002-12-05
2.9% yes
2002-05-15USECUSUProxy AdvisorExcluded from proxy because of wording of broker letter.2002-11-06
Omitted
2002-11-15Cleveland-CliffsCLFAuditor Reputation2003-03-04 SEC2003-05-03
Omitted
2002-11-17USG CorporationUSGAuditor Reputation2003-04-28
Omitted
2002-11-22VisteonVCVoting Leverage2003-03-07 SEC2003-05-14
Omitted
2003-10-20USECUSUProxy AdvisorBoard arguments in proxy; proponent response.2004-04-29
8.0% yes
2003-11-18Oregon SteelOSProxy Advisor2004-02-27 Revised proposal. Board arguments in proxy; proponent response.2004-04-29
20.0% yes
2003-11-24HRPT PropertiesHRPAuditor Independence2004-04-07
Omitted
2003-11-26USG CorporationUSGAuditor Independence2004-04-26
Omitted
2003-11-26VisteonVCVoting LeverageBoard arguments in proxy; proponent response.2004-05-12
7.1% yes
2003-12-11CalpineCPNVoting LeverageBoard arguments in proxy; proponent response.2004-05-26
9.0% yes
2004-11-26Metro One TelecomINFOProxy AdvisorBoard & proponent arguments similar to those in Oregon Steel 2004.2005-06-16
11.4% yes
2006-05-26MicrosoftMSFTProxy AdvisorManagement did not try to omit. Board arguments in proxy; proponent response.2006-11-14
2.0% yes
2012-08-07CostcoCOSTProxy AdvisorSEC correspondence archive2013-01-24
Omitted
2012-11-29AmazonAMZNProxy AdvisorSEC correspondence archive2013-05-24
Omitted
2013-05-18CiscoCSCOProxy AdvisorAGM info & proxy; FT Agenda article; CorpGov.net post; SEC correspondence archive.2013-11-19
1.3% yes
2013-12-15CaterpillarCATProxy AdvisorSEC correspondence archive2014-06-11
Omitted