2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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2021 Proxy Statement
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2021 proxy vote results

We held our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 2, 2021. For more information about the proposals that were submitted to the stockholders at the 2021 Annual Meeting, see our 2021 Proxy Statement.

Holders of the shares of Class A common stock were entitled to one vote per share held as of the close of business on April 6, 2021, our Record Date, and holders of the shares of Class B common stock were entitled to ten votes per share held as of the Record Date. 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 2021 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 Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
    Larry Page 608,535,148 7,751,352 425,450 27,746,606
    Sergey Brin 607,853,726 8,432,758 425,466 27,746,606
    Sundar Pichai 609,760,386 6,519,285 432,279 27,746,606
    John L. Hennessy 581,948,375 34,252,772 510,803 27,746,606
    Frances H. Arnold 605,217,216 11,036,543 458,191 27,746,606
    L. John Doerr 491,614,116 124,255,318 842,516 27,746,606
    Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. 611,387,216 4,781,895 542,839 27,746,606
    Ann Mather 484,058,192 132,136,357 517,401 27,746,606
    Alan R. Mulally 610,717,672 5,539,456 454,822 27,746,606
    K. Ram Shriram 544,638,920 71,296,586 776,444 27,746,606
    Robin L. Washington 547,764,694 68,047,749 899,507 27,746,606

    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, 2021.

    The results of the voting were 632,785,899 votes for, 11,111,117 votes against, and 561,540 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes on this matter. The proposal was approved.

  3. The approval of Alphabet’s 2021 Stock Plan.

    The results of the voting were 516,810,091 votes for, 99,292,623 votes against, 609,236 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The proposal was approved.

  4. A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting.

    The results of the voting were 193,599,041 votes for, 422,370,943 votes against, 741,966 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  5. A stockholder proposal regarding the nomination of human rights and/or civil rights expert to the board.

    The results of the voting were 63,390,940 votes for, 551,796,241 votes against, 1,524,769 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  6. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on sustainability metrics.

    The results of the voting were 75,316,803 votes for, 540,215,188 votes against, 1,179,959 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  7. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on takedown requests.

    The results of the voting were 81,852,985 votes for, 532,910,113 votes against, 1,948,852 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  8. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on whistleblower policies and practices.

    The results of the voting were 63,800,336 votes for, 551,052,472 votes against, 1,859,142 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  9. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on charitable contributions.

    The results of the voting were 3,437,527 votes for, 611,936,833 votes against, 1,337,590 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  10. A stockholder proposal regarding a report on risks related to anticompetitive practices.

    The results of the voting were 76,185,971 votes for, 538,724,880 votes against, 1,801,099 abstentions, and 27,746,606 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.

  11. A stockholder proposal regarding a transition to a public benefit corporation.

    The results of the voting were 7,167,274 votes for, 607,775,347 votes against, 1,769,329 abstentions, and 27,746,606 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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