“Microsoft on Thursday filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, outlining the election of its board of directors,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET. “Ballmer won the approval of 92 percent of shareholders, earning a total of 5.4 billion votes in favor and 468 million votes against.”
Reisinger reports, “Although that’s an overwhelming majority for Ballmer, it’s down from the 95 percent of approval votes he received from shareholders last year.”
MacDailyNews Take: Whew! For a second, we thought the comatose were finally awaking. Thanks, Don, for getting us all worried for nothing about the future of world’s greatest CEO.
“Ballmer was the only Microsoft board member that didn’t receive 99 percent support from shareholders,” Reisinger reports. “Even Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was able to secure 99.1 percent approval from shareholders this year.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, with a 92% vote of approval, Ballmer’s position is secure and we wouldn’t have it any other way. As the graph below attests, he’s doing a magnificent job:
AAPL vs. MSFT stock price