WILMINGTON, Del., May 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shareowners of UPS (NYSE: UPS) today elected a Board of Directors for a one-year term. Twelve directors stood for election to the Board and all were elected by substantial margins. The twelve include: Chairman Scott Davis, David Abney, Rodney Adkins, Michael Burns, Bill Johnson, Candace Kendle, Ann Livermore, Rudy Markham, Sandy Randt, John Stankey, Carol Tomé, and Kevin Warsh.
The shareowners also approved the proposal for the 2015 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP). The proposal is generally put forth every three years to obtain shareholder authorization for the equity awards grants under the ICP. The appointment of Deloitte & Touche to serve as the Company's independent auditors for 2015 was ratified by a wide margin.
UPS shareowners rejected a shareholder proposal that would have required additional disclosure concerning the company's government affairs and lobbying activities in excess of current requirements. The Board, which exercises independent oversight of all UPS lobbying and political contributions and expenditures, had recommended that shareholders vote against this proposal on the grounds that UPS already has effective policies for the appropriate disclosure and oversight of the company's lobbying and political activities.
Also rejected was the shareholder proposal that sought to require the board to reduce the voting power of Class A stock from 10 votes per share to one vote per share.
The shareholder proposal regarding tax gross-ups to senior executives was withdrawn by the proponents before the shareholder meeting.
UPS routinely posts investor announcements on its web site - www.investors.ups.com - and encourages those interested in the company to check there frequently.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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