Apple
APPLE INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 02/27/2012 17:06:00)

 

 

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, 2012

 

 

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

  95014
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (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:

 

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

 

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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, 2012. 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

     520,056,822         66,680,822         189,501,503   

Timothy D. Cook

     575,857,696         10,879,948         189,501,503   

Millard S. Drexler

     481,073,433         105,664,211         189,501,503   

Al Gore

     477,273,353         109,464,211         189,501,503   

Robert A. Iger

     573,850,628         12,887,016         189,501,503   

Andrea Jung

     551,452,035         35,285,609         189,501,503   

Arthur D. Levinson

     493,351,624         93,386,020         189,501,503   

Ronald D. Sugar

     574,449,294         12,288,350         189,501,503   

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 2012, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

For    Against      Abstained  

770,535,964

     3,315,737         2,387,446   

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
 

485,842,380

     97,982,153         2,912,421         189,502,193   

Proposal 4

Proposal 4 was a shareholder proposal entitled “Conflict of Interest Report,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For    Against      Abstained      Broker Non-
Vote
 

10,764,121

     556,598,391         19,374,187         189,502,448   

Proposal 5

Proposal 5 was a shareholder proposal entitled “Shareholder Say on Director Pay,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For    Against      Abstained      Broker Non-
Vote
 

19,300,511

     514,377,408         53,058,780         189,502,448   


Proposal 6

Proposal 6 was a shareholder proposal entitled “Report on Political Contributions and Expenditures,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not voted upon at the Annual Meeting because neither the proponent nor a qualified representative of the proponent appeared at the Annual Meeting to present the proposal.

Proposal 7

Proposal 7 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  

469,829,498

     114,889,975         2,016,596         189,503,078   


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)
    By:  

/s/ Bruce Sewell

Date: February 27, 2012       D. Bruce Sewell
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary