NEST Voting Report for the period 01 Jan 2021 to 01 Apr 2021

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Vote summary by region

AGM Class/Court EGM/SGM OGM/GM Other Total
Africa 4 0 0 0 0 4
Asia & Oceania : Developed 23 0 4 1 1 29
Asia & Oceania : Emerging 1 2 30 9 0 42
Europe : Developed 30 0 12 0 0 42
Europe : Emerging 1 0 2 0 0 3
Japan 8 0 3 0 0 11
Latin America & Caribbean 0 0 4 0 0 4
North America 37 0 11 0 0 48
South & Central America 2 0 10 1 0 13
UK & Ireland 17 1 10 7 0 35
 

Vote summary by issues: Active Monitoring List

  For Abstain Against Case-by-case Withhold Refer
Audit & Reporting 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Board 7 0 0 0 0 0
Capital 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consent Solicitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate Actions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Political Activity 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shareholder Rights 8 0 0 0 0 0
Remuneration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charitable Activity 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability 0 0 0 0 0 0
 

Vote summary by issues: Commodities Fund

  For Abstain Against Case-by-case Withhold Refer
Audit & Reporting 2 0 5 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Board 53 0 11 0 6 0
Capital 3 0 0 0 0 0
Consent Solicitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate Actions 7 0 0 0 0 0
Political Activity 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shareholder Rights 12 0 0 0 0 0
Remuneration 0 0 12 0 0 0
Charitable Activity 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability 2 0 0 0 0 0
 

Vote summary by issues: UBS

  For Abstain Against Case-by-case Withhold Refer
Audit & Reporting 1 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Board 15 0 2 0 0 0
Capital 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consent Solicitation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corporate Actions 3 0 0 0 0 0
Political Activity 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shareholder Rights 1 0 0 0 0 0
Remuneration 0 0 2 0 0 0
Charitable Activity 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability 1 0 0 0 0 0
 

Votes against management - by region

Region Resolutions
Asia & Oceania : Developed 4
North America 34
 

Votes withheld by manager

Company Event Date Res Num SH Res Resolution Active Monitoring List Commodities Fund UBS
Parsley Energy Inc SGM 12-Jan-21 2 - To approve the termination payments to the named executive officers that may result from the merger Against
Commercial Metals Co AGM 13-Jan-21 1 - To re-elect as a director, Vicki L. Avril-Groves Withhold
Commercial Metals Co AGM 13-Jan-21 4 - To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as auditors Against
Commercial Metals Co AGM 13-Jan-21 5 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
Concho Resources Inc SGM 15-Jan-21 2 - To approve the termination payments to the named executive officers that may result from the merger Against Against
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 1.04 - To re-elect as a director, Stephen M Lacy Withhold
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 1.07 - To re-elect as a director, William A Newlands Withhold
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 1.10 - To re-elect as a director, Sally J Smith Withhold
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 1.11 - To re-elect as a director, James P Snee Withhold
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 2 - To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors Against
Hormel Foods Corp AGM 26-Jan-21 3 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 1.01 - To re-elect as a director, John H Tyson Against Against
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 1.08 - To re-elect as a director, Mikel A Durham Against Against
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 3 - To adopt the Tyson Foods, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Plan Against Against
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 4 Y To request the Board to prepare a report to shareholders on the due diligence process assessing and mitigating human rights impacts For For
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 5 Y To request the Board to eliminate the dual class voting structure in favour of one-share one vote For For
Tyson Foods Inc AGM 11-Feb-21 6 Y To request the Board to prepare a report to shareholders on lobbying For For
Graincorp Ltd AGM 11-Feb-21 2 - To adopt the remuneration report for the year ended 30 September 2020 Against
Graincorp Ltd AGM 11-Feb-21 3 - To re-elect as a director, Daniel Mangelsdorf Against
Graincorp Ltd AGM 11-Feb-21 4a - To approve a grant of Performance Rights to Robert Spurway in respect of FY20 Against
Graincorp Ltd AGM 11-Feb-21 4b - To approve a grant of Performance Rights to Robert Spurway in respect of FY21 Against
Evoqua Water Technologies Corp AGM 16-Feb-21 1.01 - To re-elect as a director, Gary Cappeline Withhold
Evoqua Water Technologies Corp AGM 16-Feb-21 2 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
Sanderson Farm Inc AGM 18-Feb-21 1.01 - To re-elect as a director, John Bierbusse Against
Sanderson Farm Inc AGM 18-Feb-21 1.04 - To re-elect as a director, Suzanne T. Mestayer Against
Sanderson Farm Inc AGM 18-Feb-21 2 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
Sanderson Farm Inc AGM 18-Feb-21 3 - To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors Against
Sanderson Farm Inc AGM 18-Feb-21 4 - To request that the Board reports on the Company’s human rights due diligence process. For
Deere & Co Inc AGM 24-Feb-21 1.07 - To re-elect as a director, John C. May Against
Deere & Co Inc AGM 24-Feb-21 1.09 - To re-elect as a director, Sherry M. Smith Against
Deere & Co Inc AGM 24-Feb-21 2 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
Deere & Co Inc AGM 24-Feb-21 3 - To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as auditors Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 1.04 - To re-elect as a director, Hans Helmerich Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 1.08 - To re-elect as a director, Donald F. Robillard, Jr. Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 1.09 - To re-elect as a director, Edward B. Rust, Jr. Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 1.11 - To re-elect as a director, John D. Zeglis Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 2 - To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as auditors Against
Helmerich & Payne Inc AGM 02-Mar-21 3 - To approve an advisory vote on the remuneration of the Company's named executive officers Against
 

Glossary

Definitions for all tables

Fund Names
BMO BMO Responsible Global Equity Fund.
HSBC HSBC Economic Scale Index Emerging Markets Equity Fund and HSBC Amanah Global Equity Index Fund.
LGIM FTSE LGIM FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Developed Index Fund
LGIM Global LGIM Global Real Estate Equity Index Fund.
NTIF Northern Trust Emerging Markets ESG Equity Index Fund.
UBS UBS Life World Equity Tracker Fund and UBS Life Climate Aware World Equity Fund.
Meeting Types
AGM Annual General Meeting: meeting normally required by law taking place on an annual basis.
Class Class Meeting: shareholders holding a class of share are required to make a decision binding on the company.
Court Court meeting: shareholders can either order an annual meeting or a special meeting.
EGM Extraordinary General Meeting: meeting is required to conduct business of an urgent or extra-ordinary nature. Such business may require a special quorum or approval level.
GM General Meeting: term often used interchangeably with the term EGM,OGM, SGM, depending on the term used by the company in question.
OGM Ordinary General Meeting: term often used interchangeably with the term EGM,GM, SGM, depending on the term used by the company in question.
SGM Special General Meeting: term often used interchangeably with the term EGM,GM, OGM, depending on the term used.
Other Items
SH Shareholder resolution, resolution proposed by shareholders for ratifying or requesting a specified action by a corporate board
Vote withheld Shareholder votes not supporting management recommendations.
Vote Types
Abstain Shareholder's vote not in favour or against the proposed resolution, but shareholder demonstrates lack of confidence towards the rationale behind the resolution.
Against Shareholder's vote against the resolution proposed.
For Shareholder's vote in favour of the resolution proposed.
Withhold For US- board resolutions, shareholder vote not in favour the board election.