This excerpt taken from the CATY DEF 14A filed Apr 8, 2009.
Voting on Other Proposals
Approval of proposals other than the election of directors requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of Bancorps common stock present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the meeting. If you return a proxy solicited by the Board, the shares represented by the proxy will be voted on these proposals in the manner specified by you. If you do not specify the manner in which your shares are to be voted, the shares will be voted according to the recommendation of the Board. Abstentions will be considered as present and entitled to vote and therefore will have the same effect as a vote against these proposals. Broker non-votes will not be considered as entitled to vote on these proposals and therefore will have no effect on the outcome of the voting.