SEATTLE Oct 28 Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis
has recommended that Microsoft Corp shareholders vote
against the re-election of board member John Thompson, the lead
independent director who is in charge of the company's efforts
to find a new chief executive.
In a research note circulated to its clients on Monday,
Glass Lewis, which makes its recommendations based on corporate
governance guidelines, expressed concerns about a possible
conflict of interests for Thompson in his role as CEO of Virtual
Instruments, a cloud-computing firm that sells licenses and
devices to Microsoft.