Apple
APPLE INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/24/2011 16:34:33)

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 23, 2011

APPLE INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

California   000-10030   94-2404110

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

95014

(Zip Code)

 

(408) 996-1010

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not applicable

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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 240.425)

 

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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 

 


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Apple Inc. (the “Company”) was held on February 23, 2011. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted on the following six proposals and cast their votes as described below.

Proposal 1

The individuals listed below were elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a one-year term on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).

 

                     For                     Authority Withheld                       Broker Non-Vote

William V. Campbell

   567,613,937    8,115,733    178,309,247

Millard S. Drexler

   568,443,093    7,286,577    178,309,247

Albert A. Gore, Jr.

   569,870,576    5,859,094    178,309,247

Steven P. Jobs

   570,939,406    4,790,264    178,309,247

Andrea Jung

   563,237,044    12,492,626    178,309,247

Arthur D. Levinson

   570,068,091    5,661,579    178,309,247

Ronald D. Sugar

   574,417,007    1,312,663    178,309,247

Proposal 2

Proposal 2 was a management proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2011, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

            For           

 

        Against        

 

    Abstained    

   
750,715,722   1,965,874   1,357,321  

Proposal 3

Proposal 3 was a management proposal to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

            For           

 

        Against        

          Abstained               Broker Non-Vote    
564,545,821     9,516,759   1,667,313   178,309,024

Proposal 4

Proposal 4 was a management proposal to hold an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. “1 Year” was approved.

 

                   1 Year                             2 Years                            3 Years                            Abstained                    Broker Non-Vote    
502,784,918   7,646,022   64,269,889   1,028,986   178,308,902

Based on these results, and consistent with the Company’s recommendation, the Board has determined that the Company will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year.

Proposal 5

Proposal 5 was a shareholder proposal entitled “Amend the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines to Adopt and Disclose a Written CEO Succession Planning Policy,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

            For                      Against               Abstained           Broker Non-Vote    
172,259,195   400,056,649   3,414,021   178,309,052

Proposal 6

Proposal 6 was a shareholder proposal entitled “Adopt a Majority Voting Standard for Director Elections,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

            For                      Against               Abstained           Broker Non-Vote    
422,451,638   151,538,447   1,737,910   178,310,922


SIGNATURE

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

        APPLE INC.    
    (Registrant)  
   

  /s/ Bruce Sewell

   D. Bruce Sewell

  By:  

    Date: February 24, 2011            

   
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary