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CNBC, The Wall Street Journal
NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer appeared on CNBC to discuss the "Proxy battle brewing for Exxon" on 25 May. During the interview (and in a WSJ article last September), Stringer cited key findings from our study on proxy access. Later, he tweeted the results of the vote — 62% in favor — calling it “an historic victory … for a meaningful voice in the election of directors.”
Regarding the hand CFA Institute played in the ExxonMobil vote, report authors Matt Orsagh and Jim Allen said “We felt this was an important issue when we released our report in 2014. It is now becoming clear that support for proxy access is continuing to grow in the investor community, and we are pleased to have contributed to this effort."
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The Standards and Advocacy Team