Apple
APPLE INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 03/01/2017 09:01:52)

 

 

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

February 28, 2017

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

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Apple Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

California   001-36743   94-2404110

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS. 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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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Apple Inc. was held on February 28, 2017. At the Annual Meeting, Apple’s shareholders voted on the following nine proposals and cast their votes as described below.

 

1.

The individuals listed below were elected at the Annual Meeting to serve as directors of Apple until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified:

 

     For      Against      Abstained      Broker Non-Vote  

James Bell

     3,089,673,529        10,471,435        7,676,486        1,423,019,414  

 

Tim Cook

     3,087,199,318        14,905,298        5,662,834        1,423,019,414  

Al Gore

     3,022,575,889        78,176,582        7,014,979        1,423,019,414  

 

Bob Iger

     3,086,241,978        15,317,752        6,207,720        1,423,019,414  

Andrea Jung

     2,957,214,003        139,669,704        10,883,743        1,423,019,414  

 

Art Levinson

     3,052,101,247        48,201,268        7,464,935        1,423,019,414  

Ron Sugar

     3,079,634,871        20,163,597        7,968,982        1,423,019,414  

 

Sue Wagner

     3,090,537,929        9,962,633        7,266,888        1,423,019,414  

 

2.

A management proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Apple’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2017, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

4,478,312,722   35,312,155   17,161,987   0

 

3.

An advisory resolution to approve executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

2,946,520,818   146,195,145   15,051,487   1,423,019,414

 

4.

An advisory resolution on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. A majority of shareholders voted for “1 Year.”

 

1 Year

 

2 Years

 

3 Years

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

2,779,412,604   8,051,658   311,483,149   8,820,039   1,423,019,414

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

 

5.

A shareholder proposal entitled “Charitable Giving – Recipients, Intents and Benefits,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

64,942,726   2,908,356,290   134,468,434   1,423,019,414


6.

A shareholder proposal regarding diversity among Apple’s board of directors and senior management, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

146,045,080   2,826,316,979   135,405,391   1,423,019,414

 

7.

A shareholder proposal entitled “Shareholder Proxy Access Amendments,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

984,699,025   2,102,271,791   20,796,634   1,423,019,414

 

8.

A shareholder proposal entitled “Executive Compensation Reform,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

67,856,548   3,018,354,923   21,555,979   1,423,019,414

 

9.

A shareholder proposal entitled “Executives to Retain Significant Stock,” as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstained

 

Broker Non-Vote

747,724,576   2,337,705,980   22,336,894   1,423,019,414


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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

   

Apple Inc.

Date: March 1, 2017

   

By:

 

/s/ D. Bruce Sewell

     

D. Bruce Sewell

     

Senior Vice President,

     

General Counsel and Secretary