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As a leading voice for good corporate governance, CII engages directly with public companies on our members’ behalf in a variety of ways.

Each year since 1998, we have monitored majority-vote-winning shareowner proposals and sent letters to the boards of each company urging them to adopt the action that their shareowners supported. Similarly, we write to boards where director nominees failed to win majority support in uncontested elections yet kept their seats. CII letters ask that these nominees resign from the board and not be reappointed.

Occasionally, CII seeks dialogue with select companies where boards have not responded for multiple years to majority-supported shareowner requests. In 2013, CII targeted six recidivist companies, only one of which has adopted remedial reforms to date. Of the remaining five, three were the recipients of repeat shareowner proposals from CII members filed for 2014.