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At its annual meeting in London Wednesday, WPP leadership was faced with tough questions from shareholders about whether ex-chief executive Martin Sorrell should receive his long-term incentive plan given his controversial exit from the company particularly considering recent allegations that he used company funds for a prostitute.

WPP released proxy vote results at the beginning of the meeting, which indicated about 27 percent opposed the company's compensation report, not including abstentions. That compensation report includes a long-term incentive plan entitlement for Sorrell, outlined in a contract from 2008.

The full results of the vote are expected in a stock exchange announcement "as soon as practically possible," executive chairman Roberto Quarta said at the end of the meeting.

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