* William Ackman got 19 percent of Target holder votes
* James Donald got 22 percent of shareholder votes
LOS ANGELES, June 18 Target Corp (TGT.N) on
Thursday released the final vote count from its contentious
annual meeting where investors soundly rejected dissident
shareholder William Ackman's slate of five director nominees.
Ackman got 19 percent of votes cast, while former Starbucks
Corp (SBUX.O) Chief Executive James Donald received 22 percent
of the vote.
Ackman's other nominees, Michael Ashner, Ronald Gilson and
Richard Vague each won 8 percent of the vote.
All four of Target's incumbent director nominees -- Mary
Dillon, Richard Kovacevich, George Tamke and Solomon Trujillo
-- received more than 70 percent of votes cast.
About 560 million shares were voted, representing 74
percent of outstanding shares, Target said.
At its annual meeting on May 28, the retailer said the five
nominees on Ackman's slate received support ranging from the
high single digits to the low 20s in terms of the percent of
Target spent roughly $11 million defending itself during
the proxy contest with Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital
Management had a 7.8 percent stake in Target when votes were
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein; Editing by Richard Chang)