2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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2018 proxy vote results

We held our 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Alphabet Inc. on June 6, 2018 at our corporate headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders:

  1. The election of eleven directors
  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, 2018
  3. The approval of amendments to Alphabet’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 11,500,000 shares of Class C capital stock and to prohibit the repricing of stock options granted under the 2012 Stock Plan without stockholder approval
  4. A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting
  5. A stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report
  6. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on gender pay
  7. A stockholder proposal regarding simple majority vote
  8. A stockholder proposal regarding a sustainability metrics report
  9. A stockholder proposal regarding board diversity and qualifications
  10. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on content governance

For more information about the foregoing proposals, see our definitive proxy statement dated April 27, 2018.

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 2018 Annual Meeting. Holders of Class C capital stock had no voting power as to any items of business voted on at the 2018 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 658,538,237 6,993,662 36,786,414
    Sergey Brin 657,256,122 8,275,777 36,786,414
    Eric E. Schmidt 657,039,816 8,492,083 36,786,414
    L. John Doerr 586,620,785 78,911,114 36,786,414
    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. 662,337,514 3,194,385 36,786,414
    Diane B. Greene 654,754,769 10,777,130 36,786,414
    John L. Hennessy 639,878,324 25,653,575 36,786,414
    Ann Mather 557,770,515 107,761,384 36,786,414
    Alan R. Mulally 663,265,440 2,266,459 36,786,414
    Sundar Pichai 655,076,629 10,455,270 36,786,414
    K. Ram Shriram 604,614,301 60,917,598 36,786,414

    The eleven 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, 2018.

    The results of the voting were 697,701,155 votes for, 4,345,973 votes against, and 271,185 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes on this matter. The proposal was approved.

  3. The approval of amendments to Alphabet’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 11,500,000 shares of Class C capital stock and to prohibit the repricing of stock options granted under the 2012 Stock Plan without stockholder approval.

    The results of the voting were 584,194,626 votes for, 80,179,102 votes against, 1,158,171 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The proposal was approved.

  4. A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting.

    The results of the voting were 192,439,836 votes for, 472,515,142 votes against, 576,921 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  5. A stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report.

    The results of the voting were 61,924,629 votes for, 597,364,714 votes against, 6,242,556 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  6. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on gender pay.

    The results of the voting were 103,806,543 votes for, 558,506,092 votes against, 3,219,264 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  7. A stockholder proposal regarding simple majority vote.

    The results of the voting were 58,134,413 votes for, 606,790,145 votes against, 607,341 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  8. A stockholder proposal regarding a sustainability metrics report.

    The results of the voting were 57,893,994 votes for, 605,452,276 votes against, 2,185,629 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  9. A stockholder proposal regarding board diversity and qualifications.

    The results of the voting were 13,099,716 votes for, 649,681,385 votes against, 2,750,798 abstentions, and 36,786,414 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  10. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on content governance.

    The results of the voting were 84,481,308 votes for, 577,340,067 votes against, 3,710,524 abstentions, and 36,786,414 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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