Skip to main content

Annual meeting of stockholders

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | North Charleston, South Carolina

IBM 2012 Annual meeting of stockholders
IBM 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

International Business Machines Corporation held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 24, 2012. For more information on the following proposals, see the company's proxy statement dated March 12, 2012. Below are the final voting results.


IBM stockholders elected each of the fourteen nominees to the Board of Directors for a one-year term by a majority of the votes cast.


IBM stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the company:

For 907,372,177
Against 17,176,589
Abstain 3,420,575

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

For 714,188,398 96.21%
Against 28,146,005 3.79%
Abstain 6,955,446
Broker Non-Votes 178,742,193

Stockholder Proposal to Review Political Contributions - Trade Associations Policy:

For 69,840,656 9.73%
Against 647,698,773 90.27%
Abstain 31,695,370
Broker Non-Votes 178,742,193

Stockholder Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Policies and Practices:

For 70,316,189 9.80%
Against 646,942,269 90.20%
Abstain 31,978,413
Broker Non-Votes 178,742,193

The Stockholder Proposal on Cumulative Voting was not presented at the meeting.