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Microsoft holds annual shareholders meeting


Added 12-04-19 01:04:03pm EST - “Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.'s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella outlined Microsoft's opportunity and responsibility: to help its customers and partners thrive in a world where…” - News.yahoo.com

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REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.'s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella outlined Microsoft's opportunity and responsibility: to help its customers and partners thrive in a world where every company is a technology company and to create technology that benefits everyone on the planet, including the planet itself.

"I am proud of how we are helping organizations across industries innovate and thrive using our platforms and tools," Nadella said. "Every day, we work alongside our customers to help them build their own digital capability — innovating with them, creating new businesses with them, and earning their trust."

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Amy Hood, reported that Microsoft executed well in fiscal year 2019 and reported a strong start to the current fiscal year. Hood noted that Microsoft's innovation road map and ability to capture expanding market opportunities position the company well for continued growth and to deliver shareholder value.

Re-elected 12 directors and elected one new director: Emma Walmsley, chief executive officer of GSK, to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. All director nominees received a vote of over 86 percent of votes cast.

Approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the company's named executive officer compensation. The advisory measure received more than 76 percent of votes cast.

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