(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook downplayed a idea that a association competence emanate a special division to shareholders with some of a $285 billion in money that a association is now means to move behind from overseas.
At an annual shareholder assembly during Apple Park in Cupertino on Tuesday, Cook responded to a doubt on either a association competence double a division in a arise of changes to United States taxation laws that authorised companies to move behind abroad money during reduce taxation rates than before.
“Special dividends, I‘m not unequivocally a fan of,” Cook responded. “But in terms of annual increases in a dividend, it is something that this house and government are committed to doing.”
Cook pronounced a association would yield an refurbish on a collateral lapse module during a Apr gain call with investors, as it has finished for a past several years.
At a meeting, shareholders degraded dual shareholder proposals, one seeking that manners permitting shareholders to commission directors to a house be eased, and another seeking for a tellurian rights cabinet during Apple.
The substitute entrance magnitude asked Apple to recur a manners for shareholders to commission directors; a manners contend that a organisation of no some-more than 20 shareholders contingency reason 3 percent of Apple’s batch in sequence to commission a executive for one of a 8 executive positions. The offer did not pass, with 67.8 percent of shareholders voting opposite it.
Another offer urged Apple to emanate a tellurian rights row to manage issues such as workplace conditions and censorship in China and to news formula behind to a public. The offer was defeated, with 94.4 percent of shareholders voting opposite it.
Apple had endorsed that shareholders opinion opposite both of a measures.
Shareholders authorized 4 measures put onward by a company, including a compulsory “say on pay” opinion to approve compensate for executives and a magnitude on re-electing a stream directors.
Shares of Apple were adult 0.1 percent during $162.84.
Reporting by Stephen Nellis; Editing by Bernadette Baum