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DSM Capital Partners LLC

PRI reporting framework 2020

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(委任状による)議決権行使および株主決議

LEA 12. Typical approach to (proxy) voting decisions

12.1. (委任状による)議決権行使を通常どのように決定しているかを明示して下さい。

アプローチ

以下に基づいて行う

12.2. 合意された議決権ポリシーがどのように遵守されているかを概観し、ポリシーの例外が適用された場合(該当する場合)のアプローチの詳細を示してください。

DSM has contracted with an independent third party (currently, Institutional Shareholder Services, LLC) (the “Third Party Administrator”) to provide issue analysis and vote recommendations with respect to proxy proposals. The Third-Party Administrator offers a U.S. policy, a European policy, a Canadian policy as well as specialty policies such as a Socially Responsible policy, a Faith-Based policy, a Taft-Hartley policy and a Public Fund policy, along with custom policies defined by its clients. In general, DSM utilizes the U.S. Policy and the European Policy.  A copy of all policies can be found at www.issgovernance.com.

Each year, the Third-Party Administrator undertakes a process to update the policies that inform its proxy voting recommendations. Typically, the Third-Party Administrator has a policy formulation process that collects feedback from a diverse range of market participants through multiple channels: an annual policy survey of institutional investors and corporate issuers, roundtables with industry groups, and ongoing feedback during proxy season. The Third-Party Administrator uses this input to develop draft policy updates on important governance issues, which are then published for open review and comment. This information is also available at www.issgovernance.com. Updates and revisions by the Third-Party Administrator are reviewed by DSM to determine whether they are consistent with its principals. Because the Third-Party Administrator conducts issue analysis and makes vote recommendations based on its independent, objective analysis, the proxy voting process is designed to cast votes in the best interests of DSM’s Clients.

While it is DSM’s policy to follow the vote recommendations of the Third-Party Administrator, DSM retains the authority to vote differently than the recommendation on any proxy proposal. Below is a sample of DSM’s position on certain issues.  This sample is designed to give a general view of how DSM could vote a proxy in such a situation. However, this action is subject to an internal approval process, which includes a determination that the proxy decision is not influenced by any conflicts of interest. In instances in which the Third-Party Administrator is unable to make a vote recommendation, DSM’s Proxy Voting Committee will, based on such advice as it deems necessary, determine the manner in which, if at all, to vote such proxy.

DSM, as a matter of policy, votes proxies for pooled investment vehicles that it manages, for ERISA accounts that require the investment manager to vote proxies and for Clients who ask DSM to vote their proxies. Clients may wish to vote their own proxies. Further, DSM does not vote proxies for unsupervised securities, or for proxies associated with securities that were transferred to DSM but subsequently sold because the securities were not in DSM’s model portfolio at that time. DSM also reserves the right to not accept a potential client account if DSM believes that a custom proxy policy is too undefined or too complex to implement.

12.3. 補足情報[任意]


LEA 13. Percentage of voting recommendations reviewed (Not Applicable)


LEA 14. Securities lending programme

14.1. 貴社では、セキュリティーズレンディングを設定していますか?

14.2. 貴社がセキュリティーズレンディングをしていない理由を説明してください。(最大500語)

14.4. 補足情報 [任意]


LEA 15. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

15.1. 報告年度内に関与した議決権行使のうち、貴社、または貴社の代理を務めるサービスプロバイダーが議決権行使に先立って企業に懸念を表明したものの割合を示してください。

15.3. 補足情報 [任意]


LEA 16. Informing companies of the rationale of abstaining/voting against management

16.1. 貴社または貴社の代理を務めるサービスプロバイダーが、議決権行使を棄権する場合、または経営陣の提案に反対票を投じる場合に、当該企業にその根拠を伝えた議決権の割合を示してください。これは行使可能な全議決権の中で占める割合とします。

16.4. 補足情報[任意]


LEA 17. Percentage of (proxy) votes cast

17.1. 貴社やサービスプロバイダーが(代理)投票の指示を発行するマンデートを有している上場株式について、報告年度中に行った投票の割合を記載してください。

1%単位の投票率

100 %

この投票率の計算基準を明記してください

17.3. 補足情報[任意]


LEA 18. Proportion of ballot items that were for/against/abstentions (Private)


LEA 19. Proportion of ballot items that were for/against/abstentions

19.1. 不首尾に終わった議決権行使後の正式なエスカレーション戦略が貴社にあるか示してください。

19.3. 補足情報 [任意]


LEA 20. Shareholder resolutions (Private)


LEA 21. Examples of (proxy) voting activities (Private)


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