Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 8, 2012



Cohen & Steers, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-32236   14-1904657

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

280 Park Avenue, New York, New York   10017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 832-3232


            (Former name or former address, if changed from last report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

As previously disclosed, Richard E. Bruce retired from the board of directors of Cohen & Steers, Inc. (the “Company”) effective immediately prior to the Company’s 2012 annual meeting of shareholders held on May 8, 2012, as he has reached the mandatory retirement age for the Company’s directors. In connection with Mr. Bruce’s retirement, the Company’s board of directors reduced the size of the board of directors to six members.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a) The annual meeting of shareholders of the Company was held on May 8, 2012.

(b) The shareholders (i) elected all the Company’s nominees for director, (ii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, and (iii) approved, in a non-binding vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The final number of votes cast for, against or abstained, as well as the number of broker non-votes with respect to each matter are set forth below.

(i) Election of Directors:


     Aggregate Votes         


   For      Against      Abstained      Broker

Martin Cohen

     39,520,777         377,899         10,320         2,540,825   

Robert H. Steers

     39,520,777         377,949         10,270         2,540,825   

Peter L. Rhein

     39,706,981         196,105         5,910         2,540,825   

Richard P. Simon

     39,595,058         308,068         5,870         2,540,825   

Edmond D. Villani

     39,706,979         196,107         5,910         2,540,825   

Bernard B. Winograd

     39,732,682         170,404         5,910         2,540,825   

(ii) Ratification of Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP:


Aggregate Votes     


   Against    Abstained    Broker Non-Votes
42,440,400    6,838    2,583    N/A



(iii) Approval, by non-binding vote, of the compensation of the named executive officers:

Aggregate Votes     




   Against      Abstained      Broker Non-Votes  
36,102,500      1,154,880         2,651,616         2,540,825   

With respect to the preceding matters, holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote per share.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Cohen & Steers, Inc.
Date: May 9, 2011     By:  

/s/ Salvatore Rappa

      Name: Salvatore Rappa

Title: Senior Vice President and

         Assistant Secretary