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WESTERN UNION CO : Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (form 8-K)

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05/12/2017 | 10:08pm CEST

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The Western Union Company (the "Company") held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") on Thursday, May 11, 2017. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company: (i) elected the persons listed below to serve as directors of the Company for a one-year term; (ii) on an advisory basis, voted in favor of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as set forth in the Company's proxy statement for the Annual Meeting; (iii) on an advisory basis, voted in favor of a one-year frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation; (iv) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2017; (v) did not approve a stockholder proposal regarding political contributions disclosure; (vi) approved a stockholder proposal regarding stockholder action by written consent; and (vii) did not approve a stockholder proposal regarding a report detailing risks and costs to the Company caused by state policies supporting discrimination. The final voting results for the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors.

Name                       Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
Martin I. Cole            404,918,872     1,218,886       150,280        24,041,990
Hikmet Ersek              404,083,222     2,050,710       154,106        24,041,990
Richard A. Goodman        397,886,746     8,248,490       152,802        24,041,990
Betsy D. Holden           394,807,615    11,345,088       135,335        24,041,990

Jeffrey A. Joerres 396,299,163 9,837,254 151,621 24,041,990 Roberto G. Mendoza 367,109,112 39,022,053 156,873 24,041,990 Michael A. Miles, Jr. 395,760,369 10,148,978 378,691 24,041,990 Robert W. Selander 396,326,311 9,812,383 149,344 24,041,990 Frances Fragos Townsend 403,340,782 2,801,710 145,546 24,041,990 Solomon D. Trujillo 398,247,196 7,889,930 150,912 24,041,990

Proposal 2: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.

 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
384,789,220    19,166,948      2,331,232       24,042,628



Proposal 3: Advisory Vote on the Frequency of the Vote on Executive Compensation.

One Year Two Years Three Years Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 383,959,596 597,194 21,516,663 213,947 24,042,628

In light of these voting results and other factors, the Company's Board of Directors, at its meeting held May 11, 2017, determined that the Company will hold an annual advisory vote on executive compensation, until the next required vote on the frequency of the stockholder advisory vote on executive compensation.

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Proposal 4: Ratification of Selection of Auditors.

 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
415,568,137    14,615,137       146,754            0


Proposal 5: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Political Contributions Disclosure.

 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
140,764,967    260,178,128     5,344,943       24,041,990



Proposal 6: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Stockholder Action by Written
Consent.

 Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
207,847,542    198,000,248      440,248        24,041,990


Proposal 7: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Report Detailing Risks and Costs to Company Caused by State Policies Supporting Discrimination.

Votes For    Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
36,403,712    360,374,491     9,509,197       24,042,628








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