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  accenture plc
Ticker: ACN CUSIP: G1151C101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 2/10/2017        

1. re-appointment of director: jaime ardila, charles h. giancarlo, herbert hainer, william l. kimsey, marjorie magner, nancy mckinstry, pierre nanterme, gilles c. pelisson, paula a. price, arun sarin, frank k. tang m for yes for
2. to approve, in a non-binding vote, the compensation of our named executive officers. m for yes for
3. to recommend, in a non-binding vote, whether a shareholder vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers should occur every 1, 2 or 3 years. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. to ratify, in a non-binding vote, the appointment of kpmg llp (kpmg) as the independent auditors of accenture and to authorize, in a binding vote, the audit committee of the board of directors to determine kpmg's remuneration. m for yes for
5. to grant the board of directors the authority to issue shares under irish law. m for yes for
6. to grant the board of directors the authority to opt-out of statutory pre-emption rights under irish law. m for yes for
7. to determine the price range at which accenture can re-allot shares that it acquires as treasury shares under irish law. m for yes for

  allergan plc
Ticker: AGN CUSIP: G0177J108
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/4/2017        

1. election of director: nesli basgoz, m.d., paul m. bisaro, james h. bloem, christopher w. bodine, adriane m. brown, christopher j. coughlin, catherine m. klema, peter j. mcdonnell, m.d., patrick j. o'sullivan, brenton l. saunders, ronald r. taylor, fred g. weiss m for yes for
2. to approve, in a non-binding vote, named executive officer compensation. m for yes for
3. to recommend, in a non-binding vote, whether a shareholder vote to approve the compensation of the company's named executive officers should occur every one, two or three years. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. to ratify, in a non-binding vote, the appointment of pricewaterhousecoopers llp as the company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ending december 31, 2017 and to authorize, in a binding vote, the board of directors, acting through its audit and compliance committee, to determine pricewaterhousecoopers llp's remuneration m for yes for
5. to approve the material terms of the performance goals for the purposes of section 162(m) under the allergan plc 2017 annual incentive compensation plan. m for yes for
6. to consider a shareholder proposal regarding an independent board chairman, if properly presented at the meeting. s against yes against

  anheuser-busch inbev sa
Ticker: BUD CUSIP: 03524A108
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  special Meeting : 9/28/2016        

a1. approve, in accordance with article 23 of the articles of association of the company, the transaction, including the acquisition by ab inbev of the shares of newbelco at a price of 0.45 each under the belgian offer, for a value exceeding one third of the consolidated assets of ab inbev m for yes for
b4. approve (i) the merger terms, (ii) the belgian merger, subject to the conditions set out in the merger terms and effective upon passing of the final notarial deed, and (iii) the dissolution without liquidation of ab inbev upon completion of the belgian merger m for yes for
b5. approve, in accordance with article 23 of the articles of association of the company, (i) the delisting of the securities of the company from euronext brussels, (ii) the delisting of the securities of the company from the johannesburg stock exchange, and (iii) the cancellation of the registration of the securities of the company with the national securities registry (rnv) maintained by the mexican securities and banking commission (comision nacional bancaria ... (due to space limits, see proxy material for full proposal) m for yes for
c6. approve the delegation of powers to: [i] any director of the company from time to time, sabine chalmers, lucas lira, benoit loore, ann randon, patricia frizo, gert boulange, jan vandermeersch, philip goris and romanie dendooven -each an authorised person, each acting together with another authorised person, to acknowledge by notarial deed the completion of the belgian merger after completion of the conditions precedent set out in the merger terms; ... [due to space limits, see proxy material for full proposal]. m for yes for

  anheuser-busch inbev sa
Ticker: BUD CUSIP: 03524A108
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 4/26/2017        

1. authorised capital: (b) proposed resolution: granting to the board of directors, for a period of five years as from the date of publication of this amendment to the articles of association in the annexes to the belgian state journal (annexes du moniteur belge / bijlagen bij het belgisch staatsblad), the authorisation to increase the capital in one or more transactions, by the issuance of a number of shares, or financial instruments giving right to a number of shares, ...(due to space limits, see proxy material for full proposal) m for yes for
3. approval of the accounts of the old ab inbev m for yes for
4. discharge to the directors of the old ab inbev m for yes for
5. discharge to the statutory auditor of the old ab inbev m for yes for
9. approval of the statutory annual accounts m for yes for
10. discharge to the directors m for yes for
11. discharge to the statutory auditor m for yes for
12a. renewing the appointment as restricted share director of mr. martin j. barrington, for a period of one year m for yes for
12b. renewing the appointment as restricted share director of mr. william f. gifford, jr., for a period of one year m for yes for
12c. renewing the appointment as restricted share director of mr. alejandro santo domingo davila, for a period of one year m for yes for
13a. remuneration policy and remuneration report of the company m for yes for
13b. confirmation of fixed remuneration of the directors m for yes for
13c. stock options for directors m for yes for
c1. filings m for yes for

  aon plc
Ticker: AON CUSIP: G0408V102
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 6/23/2017        

1. re-election of director: lester b. knight, gregory c. case, jin-yong cai, fulvio conti, cheryl a. francis, j. michael losh, robert s. morrison, richard b. myers, richard c. notebaert, gloria santona, carolyn y. woo m for yes for
2. advisory vote to approve executive compensation. m for yes for
3. advisory vote on the frequency of holding an advisory vote on executive compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. approval of our directors' remuneration policy. m for yes for
5. advisory vote to approve the directors' remuneration report. m for yes for
6. receipt of aon's annual report and accounts, together with the reports of the directors and auditors, for the year ended december 31, 2016. m for yes for
7. ratification of the appointment of ernst & young llp as aon's independent registered public accounting firm. m for yes for
8. re-appointment of ernst & young llp as aon's u.k. statutory auditor under the companies act 2006. m for yes for
9. authorization of the board of directors to determine the remuneration of aon's u.k. statutory auditor. m for yes for
10. approval of forms of share repurchase contracts and repurchase counterparties. m for yes for
11. authorize the board of directors to exercise all powers of aon to allot shares. m for yes for
12. authorize the board of directors to allot equity securities for cash without rights of preemption. m for yes for
13. authorize aon and its subsidiaries to make political donations or expenditures. m for yes for

  berkshire hathaway, inc. (b)
Ticker: BRK/B CUSIP: 084670702
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/6/2017        

1. director: warren e. buffett, charles t. munger, howard g. buffett, stephen b. burke, susan l. decker, william h. gates iii, david s. gottesman, charlotte guyman, thomas s. murphy, ronald l. olson, walter scott, jr., meryl b. witmer m for yes for
2. non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of the company's named executive officers, as described in the 2017 proxy statement. m for yes for
3. non-binding resolution to determine the frequency (whether annual, biennial or triennial) with which shareholders of the company shall be entitled to have an advisory vote on executive compensation. m 3 years yes 3 years
4. shareholder proposal regarding political contributions. s against yes against
5. shareholder proposal regarding methane gas emissions. s against yes against
6. shareholder proposal regarding divesting of investments in companies involved with fossil fuels. s against yes against

  comcast corporation - cl a
Ticker: CMCSA CUSIP: 20030N101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 6/8/2017        

1. director: kenneth j. bacon, madeline s. bell, sheldon m. bonovitz, edward d. breen, gerald l. hassell, jeffrey a. honickman, asuka nakahara, david c. novak, brian l. roberts, johnathan a. rodgers m for yes for
2. ratification of the appointment of our independent auditors m for yes for
3. advisory vote on executive compensation m for yes for
4. advisory vote on the frequency of the vote on executive compensation m 1 year yes 1 year
5. to provide a lobbying report s against yes against
6. to stop 100-to-one voting power s against yes against

  compass minerals international, inc.
Ticker: CMP CUSIP: 20451N101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/3/2017        

1. election of director: valdemar l. fischer, richard s. grant, amy j. yoder m for yes for
2. approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of compass minerals' named executive officers, as set forth in the proxy statement. m for yes for
3. approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of the advisory approval of compass minerals' named executive officer compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. ratify the appointment of ernst & young llp as compass minerals' independent registered accounting firm for 2017. m for yes for

  diageo plc
Ticker: DEO CUSIP: 25243Q205
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 9/21/2016        

1. report and accounts 2016. m for yes for
2. directors' remuneration report 2016. m for yes for
3. declaration of final dividend. m for yes for
4. re-election of pb bruzelius as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
5. re-election of lord davies as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration, chairman of committee) m for yes for
6. re-election of ho kwonping as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
7. re-election of bd holden as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
8. re-election of dr fb humer as a director. (nomination, chairman of committee) m for yes for
9. re-election of ns mendelsohn as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
10. re-election of im menezes as a director. (executive, chairman of committee) m for yes for
11. re-election of pg scott as a director. (audit, chairman of committee, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
12. re-election of ajh stewart as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
13. election of j ferran as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
14. election of ka mikells as a director. (executive) m for yes for
15. election of en walmsley as a director. (audit, nomination, remuneration) m for yes for
16. re-appointment of auditor. m for yes for
17. remuneration of auditor. m for yes for
18. authority to allot shares. m for yes for
19. disapplication of pre-emption rights. m for yes for
20. authority to purchase own ordinary shares at 28 101/108 pence (the 'ordinary shares'). m for yes for
21. authority to make political donations and/or to incur political expenditure in the eu. m for yes for

  flir systems, inc.
Ticker: FLIR CUSIP: 302445101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 4/21/2017        

1. election of director: john d. carter, william w. crouch, catherine a. halligan, earl r. lewis, angus l. macdonald, michael t. smith, cathy a. stauffer, andrew c. teich, john w. wood, jr., steven e. wynne m for yes for
2. to approve the 2012 executive bonus plan, which is intended to attract, retain and motivate key executives by providing cash performance awards. m for yes for
3. to ratify the appointment by the audit committee of the company's board of directors of kpmg llp as the independent registered public accounting firm of the company for the fiscal year ending december 31, 2017. m for yes for
4. to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company's named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement. m for yes for
5. to approve that the company hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year. m 1 year yes 1 year

  laboratory corp. of america holdings
Ticker: LH CUSIP: 50540R409
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/11/2017        

1. election of director: kerrii b. anderson, jean-luc belingard, d. gary gilliland, m.d., ph.d., david p. king, garheng kong, m.d., ph.d., robert e. mittelstaedt, jr., peter m. neupert, richelle p. parham, adam h. schechter, r. sanders williams, m.d. m for yes for
2. to approve, by non-binding vote, executive compensation. m for yes for
3. to recommend by non-binding vote, the frequency of future non-binding votes on executive compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. ratification of the appointment of pricewaterhousecoopers llp as laboratory corporation of america holdings' independent registered public accounting firm for 2017. m for yes for
5. shareholder proposal to require board reports related to the zika virus. s against yes against

  liberty interactive corporation - qvca
Ticker: QVCA CUSIP: 53071M104
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 8/23/2016        

1. director: john c. malone, m. ian g. gilchrist, mark c. vadon, andrea l. wong m for yes for
2. a proposal to ratify the selection of kpmg llp as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending december 31, 2016. m for yes for
3. a proposal to adopt the liberty interactive corporation 2016 omnibus incentive plan. m for yes for

  liberty interactive corporation - qvca
Ticker: QVCA CUSIP: 53071M104
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/24/2017        

1. director: evan d. malone, david e. rapley, larry e. romrell m for yes for
2. a proposal to ratify the selection of kpmg llp as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending december 31,2017 m for yes for
3. the say-on-pay proposal, to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers. m for yes for
4. the say-on-frequency proposal, to approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency at which stockholders are provided an advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers. m 3 years yes 1 year

  mastercard incorporated
Ticker: MA CUSIP: 57636Q104
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 6/27/2017        

1. election of director: richard haythornthwaite, ajay banga, silvio barzi, david r. carlucci, steven j. freiberg, julius genachowski, merit e. janow, nancy j. karch, oki matsumoto, rima qureshi, jose octavio reyes lagunes, jackson tai m for yes for
2. advisory approval of mastercard's executive compensation m for yes for
3. advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation m 1 year yes 1 year
4. re-approval of the material terms of the performance goals under mastercard's 2006 long term incentive plan, as amended and restated, for 162(m) purposes m for yes for
5. ratification of the appointment of pricewaterhousecoopers llp as the independent registered public accounting firm for mastercard for 2017 m for yes for
6. consideration of a stockholder proposal on gender pay equity s against yes against

  monsanto company
Ticker: MON CUSIP: 61166W101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  special Meeting : 12/13/2016        

1. to adopt the agreement and plan of merger, dated as of september 14, 2016 (as it may be amended from time to time, the 'merger agreement'), by and among monsanto company (the 'company'), bayer aktiengesellschaft, a german stock corporation ('bayer'), and kwa investment co., a delaware ..(due to space limits, see proxy statement for full proposal) m for yes for
2. to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, certain compensation that may be paid or become payable to the company's named executive officers in connection with the merger. m for yes for
3. to approve the adjournment of the special meeting, if necessary or appropriate, including to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve the proposal to adopt the merger agreement or in the absence of a quorum. m for yes for

  monsanto company
Ticker: MON CUSIP: 61166W101
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 1/27/2017        

1. election of director: dwight m. (mitch) barns, gregory h. boyce, david l. chicoine, ph.d., janice l. fields, hugh grant, arthur h. harper, laura k. ipsen, marcos m. lutz, c. steven mcmillan, jon r. moeller, george h. poste, ph.d., d.v.m., robert j. stevens, patricia verduin, ph.d. m for yes for
2. ratify the appointment of deloitte & touche llp as our independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2017. m for yes for
3. advisory (non-binding) vote to approve executive compensation. m for yes for
4. advisory (non-binding) vote on frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
5. approval of performance goals under, and an amendment to, the long-term incentive plan. m for yes for
6. shareowner proposal: lobbying report. s against yes against
7. shareowner proposal: glyphosate report. s against yes against

  murphy usa inc.
Ticker: MUSA CUSIP: 626755102
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/4/2017        

1. director: claiborne p. deming, thomas m. gattle, jr., jack t. taylor m for yes for
2. approval of executive compensation on an advisory, non-binding basis m for yes for
3. ratification of appointment of independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2017 m for yes for

  oracle corporation
Ticker: ORCL CUSIP: 68389X105
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 11/16/2016        

1. director: jeffrey s. berg, h. raymond bingham, michael j. boskin, safra a. catz, bruce r. chizen, george h. conrades, lawrence j. ellison, hector garcia-molina, jeffrey o. henley, mark v. hurd, renee j. james, leon e. panetta, naomi o. seligman m for yes for
2. advisory vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers. m for yes for
3. ratification of the selection of ernst & young llp as independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2017. m for yes for
4. stockholder proposal regarding lobbying report. s against yes against

  praxair, inc.
Ticker: PX CUSIP: 74005P104
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 4/25/2017        

1. election of director: stephen f. angel, oscar bernardes, nance k. dicciani, edward g. galante, raymond w. leboeuf, larry d. mcvay, martin h. richenhagen, wayne t. smith, robert l. wood m for yes for
2. to ratify the appointment of the independent auditor m for yes for
3. to approve, on an advisory and non-binding basis, the compensation of praxair's named executive officers as disclosed in the 2017 proxy statement. m for yes for
4. to recommend, on an advisory and non-binding basis, the frequency of holding future advisory votes on named executive officer compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
5. to approve amendments to the amended and restated 2009 praxair, inc. long term incentive plan and to approve section 162(m) performance measures under the plan m for yes for

  redwood trust, inc.
Ticker: RWT CUSIP: 758075402
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/18/2017        

1. election of director: richard d. baum, douglas b. hansen, mariann byerwalter, debora d. horvath, marty hughes, greg h. kubicek, karen r. pallotta, jeffrey t. pero, georganne c. proctor m for yes for
2. ratification of the appointment of grant thornton llp as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2017. m for yes for
3. non-binding advisory resolution to approve named executive officer compensation. m for yes for
4. non-binding advisory resolution to approve the frequency of holding an advisory vote on named executive officer compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year

  texas instruments incorporated
Ticker: TXN CUSIP: 882508104
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 4/20/2017        

1. election of director: r. w. babb, jr., m. a. blinn, t. m. bluedorn, d. a. carp, j. f. clark, c. s. cox, j. m. hobby, r. kirk, p. h. patsley, r. e. sanchez, w. r. sanders, r. k. templeton m for yes for
2. board proposal regarding advisory approval of the company's executive compensation. m for yes for
3. board proposal regarding advisory approval of annual frequency for future advisory votes on executive compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. board proposal to ratify the appointment of ernst & young llp as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2017. m for yes for

  thermo fisher scientific inc.
Ticker: TMO CUSIP: 883556102
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/17/2017        

1. election of director: marc n. casper, nelson j. chai, c. martin harris, tyler jacks, judy c. lewent, thomas j. lynch, jim p. manzi, william g. parrett, lars r. sorensen, scott m. sperling, elaine s. ullian, dion j. weisler m for yes for
2. an advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation. m for yes for
3. an advisory vote on the frequency of future executive compensation advisory votes. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. ratification of the audit committee's selection of pricewaterhousecoopers llp as the company's independent auditors for 2017. m for yes for

  united parcel service, inc.
Ticker: UPS CUSIP: 911312106
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 5/4/2017        

1. election of director: david p. abney, rodney c. adkins, michael j. burns, william r. johnson, candace kendle, ann m. livermore, rudy h.p. markham, franck j. moison, clark t. randt, jr., john t. stankey, carol b. tome, kevin m. warsh m for yes for
2. to approve the advisory resolution on executive compensation. m for yes for
3. to approve the advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation. m 3 years yes 3 years
4. to ratify the appointment of deloitte & touche llp as ups's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending december 31, 2017. m for yes for
5. to prepare an annual report on lobbying activities. s against yes against
6. to reduce the voting power of class a stock from 10 votes per share to one vote per share. s against yes against
7. to adopt holy land principles. s against yes against

  visa inc.
Ticker: V CUSIP: 92826C839
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 1/31/2017        

1. election of director: lloyd a. carney, mary b. cranston, francisco javier fernandez-carbajal, gary a. hoffman, alfred f. kelly, jr., robert w. matschullat, suzanne nora johnson, john a.c. swainson, maynard g. webb, jr. m for yes for
2. advisory vote to approve executive compensation. m for yes for
3. advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
4. ratification of the appointment of kpmg llp as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2017 fiscal year. m for yes for

  willis towers watson public limited co.
Ticker: WLTW CUSIP: G96629103
Proposal
Presenter*
Management
Recommendation
Voted Weitz
Vote
  annual Meeting : 6/13/2017        

1. election of director: anna c. catalano, victor f. ganzi, john j. haley, wendy e. lane, james f. mccann, brendan r. o'neill, jaymin patel, linda d. rabbitt, paul thomas, jeffrey w. ubben, wilhelm zeller m for yes for
2. ratify, on an advisory basis, the appointment of (i) deloitte & touche llp to audit our financial statements and (ii) deloitte llp to audit our irish statutory accounts, and authorize in a binding vote the board, acting through the audit & risk committee, to fix the independent auditors' remuneration m for yes for
3. approve, on an advisory basis, the named executive officer compensation. m for yes for
4. approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of the advisory vote on named executive officer compensation. m 1 year yes 1 year
5. amend the articles of association to implement proxy access. m for yes for
6a. amend the articles of association to provide for a plurality voting standard in the event of a contested election when the number of director nominees exceeds the number of directors to be elected. m for yes for
6b. amend the articles of association to grant the board the sole authority to determine its size. m for yes for
7a. amend the articles of association to enhance the advance notice provisions and make certain administrative amendments in connection with the companies act 2014. m for yes for
7b. amend the memorandum of association to make certain administrative amendments, including in connection with the companies act 2014. m for yes for
8. renew the board's existing authority to issue shares under irish law. m for yes for
9. renew the board's existing authority to opt out of statutory pre-emption rights under irish law. m for yes for

* M = Management, S = Shareholders