Colgate-Palmolive Company
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 03/29/2017 16:17:27)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

 

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
300 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022-7499

 

 

Meeting Information

 

Meeting Type:                Annual Meeting
 
For holders as of:          March 13, 2017
 
Date:   May 12, 2017 Time:   10:00 a.m.
   
Location:     Marriott Marquis Hotel
  Broadway Ballroom
  1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
  New York, NY 10036

 

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above-named company.

 

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Voting Items

 

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“FOR” each of the nominees for director.

 

1.

Election of directors

 

Nominees:

 

  1a. Charles A. Bancroft
     
  1b. John P. Bilbrey
     
  1c. John T. Cahill
     
  1d. Ian Cook
     
  1e. Helene D. Gayle
     
  1f. Ellen M. Hancock
     
  1g. C. Martin Harris
     
  1h. Lorrie M. Norrington
     
  1i. Michael B. Polk
     
  1j. Stephen I. Sadove
     
       
       
       

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“FOR” proposals 2 and 3.

   
       
2.

Ratify selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Colgate’s
independent registered public accounting firm.

 

   
3. Advisory vote on executive compensation.    
       

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
for “1 YEAR”.

 

   
4.

Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes
on executive compensation.

 

   

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“AGAINST” proposal 5.

 

   
5.

Stockholder proposal on 15% threshold to call special
shareowner meetings, if properly presented at the meeting.

 

   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       



 

 

 

*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding Annual Meeting and the Availability of Proxy Materials

 

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

 

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
300 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022-7499

 

 

Meeting Information

 

Meeting Type:                Annual Meeting
 
For holders as of:          March 13, 2017
 
Date:   May 12, 2017 Time:   10:00 a.m.
   
Location:     Marriott Marquis Hotel
  Broadway Ballroom
  1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets)
  New York, NY 10036

 

 

You are receiving this communication because you have a plan interest in shares in the above-named company.

 

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

 

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

 

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.


 

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Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement                                                 2016 Annual Report

 

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Voting Items

 

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“FOR” each of the nominees for director.

 

1.

Election of directors

 

Nominees: 

 

  1a. Charles A. Bancroft
     
  1b. John P. Bilbrey
     
  1c. John T. Cahill
     
  1d. Ian Cook
     
  1e. Helene D. Gayle
     
  1f. Ellen M. Hancock
     
  1g. C. Martin Harris
     
  1h. Lorrie M. Norrington
     
  1i. Michael B. Polk
     
  1j. Stephen I. Sadove
     
       
       
       

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“FOR” proposals 2 and 3.

   
       
2.

Ratify selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Colgate’s
independent registered public accounting firm.

 

   
3. Advisory vote on executive compensation.    
       

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
for “1 YEAR”.

 

   
4.

Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes
on executive compensation.

 

   

The Board of Directors recommends a vote
“AGAINST” proposal 5.

 

   
5.

Stockholder proposal on 15% threshold to call special
shareowner meetings, if properly presented at the meeting.