By Carey Gillam
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - Shareholders in Sprint Nextel Corp
According to the company, a preliminary count showed that 90 percent of votes cast were in favor of Hesse's re-election, lower than the 98 percent of votes some directors received but higher than the 89 percent some other directors received.
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which has a roughly 4 percent stake in Sprint, said last week that it would vote against Hesse's re-election.
Hesse has come under fire this year from shareholders disappointed with the hit the company's results took from subsidizing Apple Inc's
Sprint shares were down 1 cent at $2.49 on New York Stock Exchange in early afternoon trade.
(Reporting by Carey Gillam, writing by Sinead Carew; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick and Gunna Dickson)