The announcement followed the 2007 Annual Meeting during which, according to preliminary results, shareholders voted to elect each of the following nominees for a one-year term: Keith J. Bane, Robert R. Bennett, Gordon M. Bethune, Frank M. Drendel, Gary D. Forsee, James H. Hance, V. Janet Hill, Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr., Linda Koch Lorimer, and William H. Swanson. Shareholders also approved the 2007 Omnibus Incentive Plan and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP, as independent auditor.
A shareholder proposal regarding an advisory vote on compensation of named executive officers, which the company opposed, failed to pass. All vote tallies are preliminary until certified by an independent election inspector.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks serving more than 53.6 million customers at the end of the first quarter 2007; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international walkie-talkie capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
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