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Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable

2013 Corporate Lobbying Proxy Chart

Shareholders are taking the lead in demaning a greater transparency to corporate lobbying. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor of lobbying disclosure.

(Thanks to the AFL-CIO, As You Sow, Ceres, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investor Environmental Health Network, and the Investor Network on Climate Risk for assistance in compiling these charts.)


COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION VOTES IN FAVOR*
     
American Electric Power Report on lobbying policy and payments
11.06%
Bank of America Study ending political spending 4.57%
Conoco Phillips Report on lobbying policy and payments 26.13%
Devon Energy Report on lobbying policy and payments 22.88%
Intel Align company values with political spending withdrawn
IBM Report on lobbying policy and payments 24.45%
Johnson & Johnson Align company values with political spending 6.38%
Peabody Energy Report on lobbying policy and payments 42.72%
Sallie Mae (SLM Corp.) Report on lobbying policy and payments 35.52%
United Health Group Report on lobbying policy and payments 19.62%
UPS Report on lobbying policy and payments 10.9%
Verizon Report on lobbying policy and payments 25.78%

*Thanks to Sustainable Investments Institute for data on the votes.

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NOTE: Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation
Will Be Held at All Publicly Held Companies

As required by the financial reform legislation passed in 2010, beginning in 2011 all companies must hold an advisory shareholder vote on the frequency with which shareowners vote on the compensation of CEOs and senior executives. These resolutions are commonly known as "say on pay" resolutions and will offer shareowners the option of voting on executive compensation every year, every two years, or every three years. Green America urges all investors to vote in favor of annual votes on executive compensation to encourage greater oversight of the highest salaries within corporations. Investors may then choose whether to vote against, abstain, or support specific compensation packages, understanding the role that excessive executive pay played in creating the nation's financial crisis.

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