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Press Release -- May 12th, 2023
Source: Verizon

Verizon reports preliminary results of shareholder vote at 2023 annual meeting

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Eric Wilkens
Kim Ancin

Salt Lake City, UT – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) has announced preliminary results of the shareholder vote at its annual meeting, which was held today in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Verizon’s shareholders elected each of Verizon’s 12 directors to a one-year term. Shareholders also voted in favor of three management proposals:

  • Approved the compensation of the company’s named executive officers as described in the 2023 proxy statement;
  • Agreed with the Board recommendation that future advisory votes on executive compensation be held annually; and
  • Ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

All five shareholder proposals were defeated: report on government requests to remove content; prohibit political contributions; amend executive compensation clawback policy; shareholder ratification of annual equity awards; and adopt an independent chair policy.

Vote tallies are considered preliminary until the final results are tabulated and certified by independent inspectors of election. The final results will be posted on Verizon’s website at

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