California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) voted in favour of a proposal by a top Toshiba Corp shareholder for an independent probe into the Japanese conglomerate, according to voting records.

Singapore-based Effissimo, which is Toshiba’s largest shareholder with a 9.9% stake, is calling for an independent investigation into allegations that shareholders were pressured about how to vote on director nominations ahead of last year’s annual general meeting.

CalPERS and NBIM, the largest US public pension fund and the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, respectively, voted in favour of the independent probe ahead of an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on March 18.

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