26 Oct 2011

News Corp board votes issued

1:35 pm on 26 October 2011

Newly issued figures show a third of News Corporation investors voted against James and Lachlan Murdoch being re-elected to the board on Friday.

Almost 35% voted against James Murdoch, who is the company's deputy chief operating officer, while 34% voted against his brother.

The vote is seen as a rebuke over News Corp's handling of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World.

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch received 14% of "no" votes.

However, the BBC reports that despite the level of shareholder dissatisfaction, all 15 nominees to the board were re-elected.

The phone-hacking scandal in Britain led to the News of the World being closed.