Comcast Corp.'s Brian L. Roberts told shareholders yesterday that "we're off to a good start" and that the company's stock in 2008 has been one of the best performers among big companies.
At the meeting, held at the Spectrum in South Philadelphia, shareholders elected the company's slate of 13 directors to one-year terms and defeated seven shareholder proposals.
One new director is Gerald L. Hassell, 56, an executive with the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
The defeated shareholder proposals focused on, among other things, executive compensation, universal health-care coverage, corporate governance, and the company's dual-stock ownership. They were opposed by Comcast management.