Governance for Portfolio Companies

Policy Statement on Corporate Governance

TIAA-CREF's views on corporate governance are founded on our conviction that good corporate governance should maintain the appropriate balance between the rights of shareholders — the owners of the corporations — and the needs of the board and management to direct and manage effectively the corporation's affairs.

Summary of Proxy Voting Policies

The TIAA-CREF Funds have adopted policies and procedures to govern their voting of proxies of portfolio companies.

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