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Embarq Corporation Announces Results of Voting at Its Second Annual Shareholders' Meeting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) announced the results of voting today at the company's second annual shareholders' meeting in Overland Park, Kan.

Approximately 91 percent of the company's outstanding shares eligible to vote were represented in this year's proxy voting. The five management proposals presented to shareholders, including the election of directors, were approved.

Shareholders re-elected the company's nine directors to one-year terms. The directors are: Peter C. Brown, Steven A. Davis, Richard A. Gephardt, Thomas A. Gerke, John P. Mullen, William A. Owens, Dinesh C. Paliwal, Stephanie M. Shern and Laurie A. Siegel.

In other voting, shareholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as Embarq's independent registered public accounting firm and approved performance- and equity-based compensation related matters, including the equity incentive and employee stock purchase plans.

A shareholder proposal seeking to require an advisory vote on executive compensation did not receive the approval of a majority of shares voted and, therefore, did not pass. The Board of Directors will continue to monitor developments in this area.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500 and is in the Fortune 500(R) list of America's largest corporations.

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