The voting guidelines set out in our Proxy Voting Policy are general in nature. Each ballot item will be considered individually and assessed on its merits. There could be particular aspects of any given ballot item that could cause us to vote differently. than the guideline. In each case, our vote will be intending to enhance the best long-term interests of our clients as minority shareholderswith consideration of the interests of other stakeholders. The guidelines establish how we intend to vote on some commonly raised or contentious issues. They do not cover all situations.
Where a client of a segregated fund has provided specific proxy voting guidelines, Addenda will vote in accordance with those guidelines. Otherwise, we will vote in accordance with the guidelines set out below.