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Burger King Shareholders Rejected a Pledge to Add Women to All-Male Board

Burger King Shareholders Rejected a Pledge to Add Women to All-Male Board

The shareholders of Burger King just rejected a proposal that would require a solution to add women to the company's all-male board.

During Thursday's annual meeting in Oakville, Ontario, the shareholders of Restaurant Brands International Inc. — owner of Burger King as well as Tim Hortons — shot down the proposal pledging to bolster its board with, specifically, more female members.

According to reports, Restaurant Brands has said that their guidelines have already been changed to include plans for diversity, but a clear pledge to add women may "hamper flexibility" to pick the best candidates.

Restaurant Brands, which is based in Canada, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Bloomberg.

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