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Qwest Adopts Majority Voting Formula For Directors
Associated Press
Business Week
December 19, 2006

(AP) DENVER  --  Qwest Communications said Monday it has revised corporate governing policy to require directors to be elected by majority vote in some elections, mirroring a trend that gives shareholders a stronger voice.

The revised bylaw adopted by Qwest's board of directors Friday calls for directors to be elected by a majority of votes cast in uncontested elections.

In elections where the number of candidates is more than the number of open slots, the company will use plurality voting, Qwest Communications International Inc. said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The revised bylaws took effect immediately, the Denver-based telephone company said in the filing submitted after the market closed.