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Disclaimer: These are excerpts from student assignments conducted as part of a Corporate Finance class. The opinions represented do not necessarily agree with mine. I do not vouch for the quality of the recommendations or the accuracy of the numbers. Follow the recommendations on your own risk.

Next in #student #AGM #voting recommendations is tomorrow’s #Flex AGM $FLEX

Students praise #Flex #directors for recent performance and expertise $FLEX, recommend reelection

However self-serving impression from proposed new #ESOP and big raises in fixed #directorpay $FLEX #AGM #execpay #corpgov

Students: #director pay raises should be performance related for incentives, not fixed salary #execpay #payforperformance $FLEX #AGM

Students like #SayOnPay vote but suggest a lower frequency of 3 years to assess #long-term #performance better #execpay $FLEX #AGM

Proposal Excerpt of Student Recommendations
For Against
(2)Director elections. Excerpts of student recommendations
  • Vast expertise
  • P/E ratio increased and indicates that investors anticipate higher growth
(3)Say-on-Pay
  • Say-on-Pay will help shareholders to monitor management
  • One-year horizon too short, recommend three years instead to adequately assess management performance
(4)Share Repurchase
  • Management should have flexibility to time market at times of low prices
  • Money spent on repurchases seem excessive and should be spent on cash dividends instead
  • Share repurchases will offset equity issuance

As Ordinary Business

  1. To consider and vote upon a proposal to re-appoint Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, and to authorize our Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, to fix their remuneration.

As Special Business

The full text of the resolutions proposed for approval by our shareholders is as follows:

  1. To pass the following resolution as an Ordinary Resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT, pursuant to the provisions of Section 161 of the Singapore Companies Act, Cap. 50, but subject otherwise to the provisions of the Singapore Companies Act, Cap. 50 and our Constitution, authority be and is hereby given to our Directors to:

    • allot and issue ordinary shares in our capital; and/or
    • make or grant offers, agreements or options that might or would require ordinary shares in our capital to be allotted and issued, whether after the expiration of this authority or otherwise (including but not limited to the creation and issuance of warrants, debentures or other instruments convertible into ordinary shares in our capital), at any time to and/or with such persons and upon such terms and conditions and for such purposes as our Directors may in their absolute discretion deem fit, and with such rights or restrictions as our Directors may think fit to impose and as are set forth in our Constitution; and
  • (notwithstanding that the authority conferred by this resolution may have ceased to be in force) allot and issue ordinary shares in our capital in pursuance of any offer, agreement or option made or granted by our Directors while this resolution was in force,

and that such authority shall continue in force until the conclusion of our next annual general meeting or the expiration of the period within which our next annual general meeting is required by law to be held, whichever is the earlier.”

  1. To consider and put to a non-binding, advisory vote the following non-binding, advisory resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT, the shareholders of Flex approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of SEC Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the compensation tables and related disclosures contained in the section of the accompanying proxy statement captioned ‘Executive Compensation’.”

This resolution is being proposed to shareholders as required pursuant to Section 14A of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The shareholders’ vote on this resolution is advisory and non-binding in nature, will have no legal effect and will not be enforceable against Flex or its Board of Directors.”

  1. To consider and put to a non-binding, advisory vote the following non-binding, advisory resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT, the shareholders of Flex recommend that a non-binding, advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers be put to shareholders for their consideration with one of the following three frequencies:

  • every one year;
  • every two years; or
  • every three years.”

This resolution is being proposed to shareholders as required pursuant to Section 14A of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The shareholders’ vote on this resolution is advisory and non-binding in nature, will have no legal effect and will not be enforceable against Flex or its Board of Directors.”

  1. To pass the following resolution as an Ordinary Resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT, approval be and is hereby given for:

  • the adoption of a new equity incentive plan to be known as the “Flex Ltd. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan”, which we refer to as the 2017 Plan, a summary of which is set out in the attached proxy statement and the rules of which, for the purpose of identification, have been subscribed to by the Chairman of the Meeting under which awards of our ordinary shares in our capital will be granted to selected eligible persons (details of which are set out in the attached proxy statement) which includes (but is not limited to) our employees and directors and those of our subsidiaries and affiliates, officers, members of our Board of Directors (including both employee and non-employee Directors), and consultants of the Company and our subsidiaries and affiliates; and
  • our Directors to:
    • establish and administer the 2017 Plan;
    • modify and/or alter the 2017 Plan from time to time, provided that such modification and/or alteration is effected in accordance with the provisions of the 2017 Plan, and to do all such acts and to enter into all such transactions, agreements and arrangements as may be necessary or expedient in order to give full effect to the 2017 Plan; and
    • offer and/or grant options, restricted share units, share appreciation rights, performance shares, performance share units and any other share-based awards under the 2017 Plan, all in accordance with the provisions of the 2017 Plan and to allot and issue from time to time such number of ordinary shares in our capital as may be required to be allotted and issued pursuant to the (1) exercise of options and/or share appreciation rights; and (2) vesting of restricted share units, performance shares, performance share units and/or such other share-based awards under the 2017 Plan, all pursuant to the 2017 Plan.”
  1. To pass the following resolution as an Ordinary Resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT:

  • for the purposes of Sections 76C and 76E of the Singapore Companies Act, Cap. 50, the exercise by our Directors of all of our powers to:
    • purchase or otherwise acquire issued ordinary shares in the capital of the Company not exceeding in aggregate the number of issued ordinary shares representing 20% of the total number of issued ordinary shares outstanding as of the date of the passing of this Resolution (excluding any ordinary shares which are held as treasury shares as at that date) at such price or prices as may be determined by our Directors from time to time up to the maximum purchase price described in paragraph (c) below, whether by way of:
      • market purchases on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or any other stock exchange on which our ordinary shares may for the time being be listed and quoted; and/or
      • off-market purchases (if effected other than on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or, as the case may be, any other stock exchange on which our ordinary shares may for the time being be listed and quoted) in accordance with any equal access scheme(s) as may be determined or formulated by our Directors as they consider fit, which scheme(s) shall satisfy all the conditions prescribed by the Singapore Companies Act, Cap. 50, and otherwise in accordance with all other laws and regulations and rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market or, as the case may be, any other stock exchange on which our ordinary shares may for the time being be listed and quoted as may be applicable, be and is hereby authorized and approved generally and unconditionally;
    • unless varied or revoked by our shareholders in a general meeting, the authority conferred on our Directors pursuant to the mandate contained in paragraph (a) above may be exercised by our Directors at any time and from time to time during the period commencing from the date of the passing of this resolution and expiring on the earlier of:
      • the date on which our next annual general meeting is held; or
      • the date by which our next annual general meeting is required by law to be held;
    • the maximum purchase price (excluding brokerage commission, applicable goods and services tax and other related expenses) which may be paid for an ordinary share purchased or acquired by us pursuant to the mandate contained in paragraph (a) above, shall not exceed:
      • in the case of a market purchase of an ordinary share, the highest independent bid or the last independent transaction price, whichever is higher, of our ordinary shares quoted or reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or, as the case may be, any other stock exchange on which our ordinary shares may for the time being be listed and quoted, or shall not exceed any volume weighted average price, or other price determined under any pricing mechanism, permitted under SEC Rule 10b-18, at the time the purchase is effected; and
      • in the case of an off-market purchase pursuant to an equal access scheme, 150% of the Prior Day Close Price, which means the closing price of our ordinary shares as quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market or, as the case may be, any other stock exchange on which our ordinary shares may for the time being be listed and quoted, on the day immediately preceding the date on which we announce our intention to make an offer for the purchase or acquisition of our ordinary shares from holders of our ordinary shares, stating therein the purchase price (which shall not be more than the maximum purchase price calculated on the foregoing basis) for each ordinary share and the relevant terms of the equal access scheme for effecting the off-market purchase; and
    • our Directors and/or any of them be and are hereby authorized to complete and do all such acts and things (including executing such documents as may be required) as they and/or he may consider expedient or necessary to give effect to the transactions contemplated and/or authorized by this resolution.”
  1. To pass the following resolution as an Ordinary Resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT, approval be and is hereby given for Flex to:

  • increase from $85,000 to $90,000 the annual cash compensation payable to each of Flex’s non-employee directors for services rendered as a director;
  • increase from $35,000 to $40,000 the additional annual cash compensation payable to the Chairman of the Audit Committee for services rendered as Chairman of the Audit Committee;
  • increase from $35,000 to $40,000 the additional annual cash compensation payable to the Chairman of the Compensation Committee for services rendered as Chairman of the Compensation Committee; and
  • increase from $15,000 to $17,000 the additional annual cash compensation payable to the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for services rendered as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.”
  1. To transact any other business which may properly be put before the annual general meeting.