GE Investors

Notice of 2020 Annual Meeting & Proxy Statement

Voting and Meeting Information

Annual Meeting

You are invited to participate in GE’s 2020 Annual Meeting. If you were a GE shareholder at the close of business on March 9, 2020, you are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Even if you plan to attend, we encourage you to submit your vote as soon as possible through one of the methods below.


Mike Holston, Secretary



10:00am Eastern Time


May 5, 2020


The Westin Boston Waterfront

425 Summer Street

Boston, MA  02210

Attending in Person

You must be a GE shareholder as of the record date, and you must bring your admission card & government-issued photo ID. We intend to hold our annual meeting in person. However, we are sensitive to the public health and travel concerns our shareholders may have and recommendations that public health officials may issue in light of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As a result, we may impose additional procedures or limitations on meeting attendees (beyond those described above) or may decide to hold the meeting in a different location or solely by means of remote communication (i.e., a virtual-only meeting). We plan to announce any such updates on this website, and we encourage you to check this website prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.



Elect the 11 director nominees named in the proxy for the coming year

Your Board recommends a vote FOR each director nominee


Approve our named executives’ compensation in advisory vote

Your Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal


Ratify the selection of KPMG as independent auditor for 2020

Your Board recommends a vote FOR this proposal


Vote on the shareholder proposal included in the proxy if properly presented at the meeting

Your Board recommends a vote AGAINST the proposal

Shareholders also will transact any other business that properly comes before the meeting

Voting Q&A

Who can vote?

Shareholders as of our record date, March 9, 2020.

How many shares are entitled to vote?

8.7 billion common shares (preferred shares are not entitled to vote).

How many votes do I get?

One vote on each proposal for each share you held as of the record date (see first question above).

Do you have an independent inspector of elections?

Yes, you can reach them at First Coast Results, Inc., 200 Business Park Circle, Suite 112, Saint Augustine, FL 32095.

Can I change my vote?

Yes, by voting in person at the meeting, delivering a new proxy or notifying First Coast Results in writing. However, if you hold shares through a broker, you will need to contact them directly.

Is my vote confidential?

Yes, only First Coast Results and certain GE employees/agents have access to individual shareowner voting records.

How many votes are needed to approve a proposal?

Majority of votes cast, with abstentions & broker non-votes generally not being counted & having no effect.

Where can I find out more information?

See Voting & Meeting Information

How you can vote

Do you hold shares directly with GE or in the Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)?

Use the internet at

Call toll-free(US/CANADA)


Mail your signed proxy form

Do you hold shares through a bank or broker?


Use the internet at

Call toll-free(US/CANADA)


Mail your signed voting instruction form