WPO » Topics » Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

These excerpts taken from the WPO 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
Not applicable.
 
 
 32 THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY


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Item 4.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.



 



Not applicable.

 


 



 32 THE WASHINGTON POST
COMPANY






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This excerpt taken from the WPO 10-Q filed Aug 9, 2006.

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Company’s May 11, 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the stockholders elected each of the nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement dated March 24, 2006 to its Board of Directors. The voting results are set forth below:

 

Class A Directors

Nominee

   Votes For    Votes
Withheld
   Broker
Non-Votes

Warren E. Buffett

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Barry Diller

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Melinda F. Gates

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Donald E. Graham

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Richard D. Simmons

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

George W. Wilson

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

 

Class B Directors

Nominee

   Votes For    Votes
Withheld
   Broker
Non-Votes

Christopher C. Davis

   6,636,147    116,334    -0-

John L. Dotson Jr.

   6,676,143    76,338    -0-

Ronald L. Olson

   6,656,499    95,982    -0-

In addition, the stockholders voted on a series of amendments to the Company’s Incentive Compensation Plan. The amendments (i) provide the Company’s Compensation Committee with greater flexibility in designing compensation plans for key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and (ii) modify or establish caps on the payouts of various awards payable to participants under the Incentive Compensation Plan. The voting results are set forth below:

 

     Votes For    Votes
Against
   Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

Class A Stock

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-    -0-

Class B Stock

   6,509,706    229,104    13,671    -0-

 

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This excerpt taken from the WPO 10-Q filed Sep 20, 2005.

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

At the Company’s May 12, 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the stockholders elected each of the nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement dated March 25, 2005 to its Board of Directors. The voting results are set forth below:

 

Class A Directors

              

Nominee


   Votes For

   Votes
Withheld


   Broker
Non-Votes


Warren E. Buffett

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Barry Diller

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Melinda Gates

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

George J. Gillespie, III

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Donald E. Graham

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

Richard D. Simmons

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

George W. Wilson

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-

 

Class B Directors

              

Nominee


   Votes For

   Votes
Withheld


   Broker
Non-Votes


John L. Dotson Jr.

   7,072,663    52,118    -0-

Ronald L. Olson

   7,031,197    93,584    -0-

Alice M. Rivlin

   7,039,374    85,407    -0-

 

In addition, the stockholders voted on the reservation of additional shares for the grant of future restricted stock awards under the Company’s Incentive Compensation Plan. The voting results are set forth below:

 

     Votes For

   Votes
Against


   Abstain

   Broker
Non-Votes


Class A Stock

   1,722,250    -0-    -0-    -0-

Class B Stock

   6,214,108    171,212    100,698    638,763

 

 


SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    THE WASHINGTON POST COMPANY
    (Registrant)
Date: September 20, 2005  

/s/ Donald E. Graham


    Donald E. Graham,
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
Date: September 20, 2005  

/s/ John B. Morse, Jr.


    John B. Morse, Jr.,
    Vice President-Finance
    (Principal Financial Officer)
This excerpt taken from the WPO 10-Q filed Aug 10, 2005.

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

At the Company’s May 12, 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the stockholders elected each of the nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement dated March 25, 2005 to its Board of Directors. The voting results are set forth below:

 

Class A Directors

 

Nominee


 

Votes For


 

Votes Withheld


 

Broker Non-Votes


Warren E. Buffett

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

Barry Diller

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

Melinda Gates

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

George J. Gillespie, III

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

Donald E. Graham

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

Richard D. Simmons

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

George W. Wilson

  1,722,250   -0-   -0-

 

Class B Directors

 

Nominee


 

Votes For


 

Votes Withheld


 

Broker Non-Votes


John L. Dotson Jr.

  7,072,663   52,118   -0-

Ronald L. Olson

  7,031,197   93,584   -0-

Alice M. Rivlin

  7,039,374   85,407   -0-

 

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