This excerpt taken from the CLX DEF 14A filed Oct 2, 2009.
Board of Directors Recommendation and Required Vote
Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP by stockholders is not required by law. However, as a matter of policy, such selection is being submitted to the stockholders for ratification at the Annual Meeting (and it is the present intention of the board of directors to continue this policy). The Audit Committee and the board of directors recommend the ratification of the Audit Committees appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
The board of directors recommends that the stockholders vote FOR Proposal 2. The people designated in the proxy and voting instruction card will vote your shares represented by proxy FOR ratification unless you include instructions to the contrary. If the stockholders fail to ratify the appointment of this firm, the Audit Committee will reconsider the matter. The affirmative vote of a majority of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote is required to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP.
Representatives of Ernst & Young LLP are expected to be present at the Annual Meeting to respond to appropriate questions and to make a statement should they desire to do so.
The board of directors expects the following proposal (Proposal 3 on the proxy card and voting instruction card) to be presented by a stockholder at the Annual Meeting. The name, address and, to our knowledge, the number of voting securities held by the stockholder proponent will be supplied upon request.