This excerpt taken from the EBAY DEF 14A filed May 16, 2005.
Stockholder Proposal Regarding Standard for Director Elections
We have received a stockholder proposal from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund, 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Fund has requested that we include the following proposal and supporting statement in this proxy statement, and if properly presented by the Fund, this proposal will be voted on at our Annual Meeting. The Fund beneficially owns approximately 10,700 shares of our common stock. Our Board of Directors recommends that you vote against adoption of this proposal, and we ask stockholders to read managements response, which follows the proposal.