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Results of the Shareholder Resolution Vote
|| 1/28/2014 || 6:26 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
At Monsanto Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting on January 28, 2014, of the 524,909,387 shares outstanding and entitled to vote, 453,690,682 shares were represented, constituting an 86.43% quorum.  Each matter was determined by a majority of votes cast.
 
The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of shareowners at the Annual Meeting are as follows:
 
Item No. 1:
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
All of the board’s nominees for director were elected to serve until the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting or until their respective successors are elected and qualified, by the votes set forth in the table below:
 
 
Votes Cast For
Votes Cast Against
   
Nominee
Number
% of Votes Cast
Number
% of Votes Cast
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
Gregory H. Boyce
408,216,045
97.88%
8,838,965
2.11%
2,482,408
34,153,264
Laura K. Ipsen
412,473,852
98.89%
4,588,762
1.10%
2,474,804
34,153,264
William U. Parfet
409,746,192
98.24%
7,299,267
1.75%
2,491,959
34,153,264
George H. Poste, Ph.D., D.V.M.
412,324,891
98.86%
4,740,463
1.13%
2,472,064
34,153,264
 
 
Item No. 2:
RATIFICATION OF AUDITORS
 
The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2014 was ratified by the shareowners, by the votes set forth in the table below:
 
Votes Cast For
Votes Cast Against
   
Number
% of Votes Cast
Number
% of Votes Cast
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
446,705,816
99.01%
4,455,708
0.98%
2,529,158
0
 
 
Item No. 3:
ADVISORY APPROVAL OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
The shareowners approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, executive compensation, by the votes set forth in the table below:
 
Votes Cast For
Votes Cast Against
   
Number
% of Votes Cast
Number
% of Votes Cast
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
406,416,515
97.74%
9,355,656
2.25%
3,765,247
34,153,264
 

 
Item No. 4:
SHAREOWNER PROPOSAL ONE
 
The shareowners did not approve the shareowner proposal presented at the meeting requesting a report related to labeling of food produced with genetic engineering, as evidenced by the votes set forth in the table below:
 
Votes Cast For
Votes Cast Against
   
Number
% of Votes Cast
Number
% of Votes Cast
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
15,387,230
4.16%
353,816,720
95.83%
50,333,468
34,153,264
 
 
Item No.5:
SHAREOWNER PROPOSAL TWO
 
The shareowners did not approve the shareowner proposal presented at the meeting requesting a report on certain matters related to GMO products, as evidenced by the votes set forth in the table below:
 
Votes Cast For
Votes Cast Against
   
Number
% of Votes Cast
Number
% of Votes Cast
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
24,112,427
6.51%
346,147,059
93.48%
49,277,932
34,153,264
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
                   MONSANTO COMPANY
 
 
 
Dated:  January 28, 2014
              By:            /s/Jennifer L. Woods
                   Name:         Jennifer L. Woods
                   Title:           Assistant Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE: SEC FORM 8-K



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