Europe wide shareholder participation has increased over the previous four years with 2011 exhibiting the highest level of turnout recorded.
The overall level of dissent has remained static over the past four years, despite turbulence within European markets.
Europe wide turnout has increased over the previous four years with 2011 exhibiting the highest turnout recorded. This is partly due to the implementation of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive and the removal of barriers to voting, as well as the increasing interest in best practice codes that seek to encourage and enhance the benefits of more active engagement through such participation.
European voter turnout at shareholder meetings 2008-2011:
European dissent by theme: