Facebook’s 2014 annual meeting will be held Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m. PT, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif., and shareholders will vote on the company’s board of directors, as well as on ratifying the appointment of Ernst & Young as Facebook’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, and on five other stockholder proposals, the social network revealed in a Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg received the most withheld votes of the eight members of the social network’s board of directors that were re-elected at its annual meeting Tuesday, according to the Form 8-K Facebook filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
Jim Breyer, who has been on Facebook’s board of directors since 2005, will leave his position in June, according to a form 8-K filing. Facebook reported that Breyer will not be up for re-election, and that his final meeting will be June 11. In a statement, Breyer said he is stepping down to focus more on his position with the Harvard University Corporation Board.
Granted, it’s only one seat, but critics of Facebook’s board of directors bemoaning the lack of women, aside from Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, will likely welcome the addition of University of California, San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
The appointment earlier this week of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to the social network’s board of directors eliminated the lack of female voices on the group, but another type of voice is still lacking, according to blog Seeking Alpha.
Facebook made a move to silence critics who complained about the lack of women on its board of directors by adding a familiar name to the group: Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.