April 25th, 2013
April 25th 2013 – Today, Johnson & Johnson held its 125th Annual Meeting of Shareholders in New Brunswick, NJ. Today’s shareholders meeting was Alex Gorsky’s first as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Here is a recap of the official business from today’s meeting, including preliminary voting results:
1) Election of Directors: All 12 Director nominees were elected to serve one-year terms on the Board of Directors with a range of support of 87 to 99 percent of the votes cast. Alex Gorsky (Chairman/CEO) received the support of 97 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 2013 Proxy Statement with the support of 94 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 2013 with the support of 99 percent of the votes cast.