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Zürcher Kantonalbank

PRI reporting framework 2017

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LEA 18. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

18.1. Indicate how you typically make your (proxy) voting decisions.


Based on

18.2. Additional information.[Optional]

Because of the often significant shareholdings in Swiss companies, Swisscanto follows the “2016 Swisscanto Sustainability Proxy Voting Guidelines for Swiss Companies” guideline, which focuses on specific concerns of Swisscanto. For companies headquartered outside Switzerland, the ISS “2016 Sustainability International Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines” apply. English versions of both voting policy documents are available on the Internet.

The guidelines for the exercise of voting rights are applicable within the Swisscanto Group for both fund companies, Swisscanto Fund Management Company Ltd. in Switzerland and Swisscanto Asset Management International S.A. in Luxembourg. Both fund companies rely on the same voting
policy, but have their own decision-making bodies.

Please notice: We did change 2017 our voting policy and voting guidelines. The documents for 2016 are not any more available on our website.

LEA 19. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)

LEA 20. Confirmation of votes (Private)

LEA 21. Securities lending programme (Private)

LEA 22. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

22.1. Indicate whether you or the service providers acting on your behalf raise any concerns with companies ahead of voting

22.2. Indicate whether you and/or the service provider(s) acting on your behalf, communicate the rationale to companies, when , you abstain or vote against management recommendations.

22.3. Additional information. [Optional]