April 23rd, 2015
April 23rd, 2015 – Today, Johnson & Johnson held its 127th Annual Meeting of Shareholders in New Brunswick, NJ, returning to the State Theatre, where our Annual Meeting was held back in 1989. (Our Kilmer House blog has a nice piece about the history of the Johnson & Johnson Annual Meeting.)
Here is a recap of the official business from today’s meeting, including preliminary voting results:
1) Election of Directors: All 11 Director nominees were elected to serve one-year terms on the Board of Directors with the support of over 95 percent of the votes cast. Alex Gorsky (Chairman/CEO) received the support of 96.6 percent. A full list of our Board members, including their biographies, can be found in the Corporate Governance section of the investor.jnj.com website.
2) Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation: In this advisory vote, our shareholders approved the company’s executive compensation philosophy, policies and procedures and the compensation of the executive officers named in the 2015 Proxy Statement with the support of 95.1 percent of the votes cast.
3) Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm: Our shareholders approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as our independent auditors for fiscal 2015 with the support of 98.8 percent of the votes cast.