Apple investor vote sounds ‘warning’ over China app takedowns

An Apple Inc shareholder proposal critical of the company’s app removals in China received a relatively high level of support at the iPhone maker’s annual meeting on Wednesday, enough to push the company to respond, experts said.

The proposal, which called for Apple to report whether it has “publicly committed to respect freedom of expression as a human right,” was defeated, but 40.6% of votes cast supported the measure, according to company figures.

A “proxy access” proposal to allow shareholders to nominate more than one director to Apple’s board was defeated, with 68.9% of votes cast against. Also voted down was a measure to tie executive compensation to environmental sustainability metrics, with 87.9% of votes cast against it, according to the company.

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via Apple investor vote sounds ‘warning’ over China app takedowns | Article [AMP] | Reuters

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