2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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2017 Proxy Statement
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2017 proxy vote results

We held our 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 7, 2017 at our corporate headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders:

  1. The election of twelve members of the Board of Directors of Alphabet to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors have been elected and qualified.
  2. The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Alphabet’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
  3. The approval of an amendment to Alphabet’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 15,000,000 shares of Class C capital stock.
  4. Approval, on an advisory basis, of compensation awarded to named executive officers.
  5. The determination of the frequency of stockholder advisory vote regarding compensation awarded to named executive officers.
  6. A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting.
  7. A stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report.
  8. A stockholder proposal regarding a political contributions report.
  9. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on gender pay.
  10. A stockholder proposal regarding a charitable contributions report.
  11. A stockholder proposal regarding the implementation of "Holy Land Principles."
  12. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on "fake news."

For more information about the foregoing proposals, see our definitive proxy statement dated April 28, 2017.

Holders of the shares of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote per share and holders of the shares of Class B common stock are entitled to 10 votes per share. Holders of the shares of Class A common stock and holders of the shares of Class B common stock voted together as a single class on all matters (including the election of directors) submitted to a vote of stockholders at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Holders of Class C capital stock have no voting power as to any items of business voted on at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:

  1. Election of directors

    Director Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes
    Larry Page 660,933,637 5,439,329 35,446,730
    Sergey Brin 657,859,758 8,513,208 35,446,730
    Eric E. Schmidt 658,579,844 7,793,122 35,446,730
    L. John Doerr 566,336,592 100,036,374 35,446,730
    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. 655,652,105 10,720,861 35,446,730
    Diane B. Greene 657,590,414 8,782,552 35,446,730
    John L. Hennessy 650,461,498 15,911,468 35,446,730
    Ann Mather 558,883,782 107,489,184 35,446,730
    Alan R. Mulally 663,524,613 2,848,353 35,446,730
    Paul S. Otellini 576,789,392 89,583,574 35,446,730
    K. Ram Shriram 577,668,568 88,704,398 35,446,730
    Shirley M. Tilghman 647,816,719 18,556,247 35,446,730

    The twelve nominees were elected to Alphabet’s Board of Directors and will serve as directors until our next annual meeting or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

  2. The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Alphabet’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017

    The results of the voting were 698,113,670 votes for, 3,481,013 votes against, and 225,013 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes on this matter. The proposal was approved.

  3. The approval of an amendment to Alphabet’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 15,000,000 shares of Class C capital stock

    The results of the voting were 491,056,732 votes for, 173,798,557 votes against, 1,517,677 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The proposal was approved.

  4. Approval, on an advisory basis, of compensation awarded to named executive officers

    The results of the voting were 501,235,153 votes for, 163,771,038 votes against, 1,366,775 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The proposal was approved.

  5. The determination of the frequency of stockholder advisory vote regarding compensation awarded to named executive officers

    The results of the voting were 492,804,562 votes for three years, 798,707 votes for two years, 172,426,687 for one year, 343,010 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. A majority of stockholders voted for "3 Years" (and Alphabet will hold advisory votes on executive compensation once every 3 years).

  6. A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting

    The results of the voting were 191,712,790 votes for, 472,583,246 votes against, 2,076,930 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  7. A stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report

    The results of the voting were 84,502,262 votes for, 579,981,683 votes against, 1,889,021 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  8. A stockholder proposal regarding a political contributions report

    The results of the voting were 67,747,064 votes for, 593,568,258 votes against, 5,057,644 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  9. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on gender pay

    The results of the voting were 84,201,226 votes for, 579,620,796 votes against, 2,550,944 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  10. A stockholder proposal regarding a charitable contributions report

    The results of the voting were 3,429,186 votes for, 658,167,833 votes against, 4,775,947 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  11. A stockholder proposal regarding the implementation of "Holy Land Principles"

    The results of the voting were 4,944,071 votes for, 653,580,746 votes against, 7,848,149 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  12. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on "fake news"

    The results of the voting were 9,435,099 votes for, 650,652,871 votes against, 6,284,996 abstentions, and 35,446,730 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

Thank you for your ongoing support of, and continued interest in Alphabet.

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