Colgate-Palmolive Company
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/17/2017 16:38:14)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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)

May 17, 2017 (May 12, 2017)

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   1-644   13-1815595
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)
         
300 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 310-2000

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company o

 

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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

(a)          The Company’s Annual Meeting was held on May 12, 2017.  The matters voted on and the results of the vote were as follows. 

 

(b)          The Company’s stockholders voted on the matters set forth below.

 

1. Charles A. Bancroft, John P. Bilbrey, John T. Cahill, Ian Cook, Helene D. Gayle, Ellen M. Hancock, C. Martin Harris, Lorrie M. Norrington, Michael B. Polk, and Stephen I. Sadove were elected directors of the Company.  The results of the vote were as follows:

 

    Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
Charles A. Bancroft   653,683,568   2,039,782   1,300,432   102,163,750
John P. Bilbrey   653,277,677   2,050,437   1,695,668   102,163,750
John T. Cahill   639,093,906   15,917,575   2,012,301   102,163,750
Ian Cook   630,366,666   19,948,080   6,709,036   102,163,750
Helene D. Gayle   643,767,327   11,592,413   1,664,042   102,163,750
Ellen M. Hancock   636,721,881   18,735,565   1,566,336   102,163,750
C. Martin Harris   649,120,776   6,008,483   1,894,523   102,163,750
Lorrie M. Norrington   652,861,444   2,334,020   1,828,312   102,163,750
Michael B. Polk   650,521,692   4,750,960   1,751,130   102,163,750
Stephen I. Sadove   639,298,125   15,955,480   1,770,177   102,163,750

 

2. The selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2017 was ratified. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
745,690,352   11,870,114   1,627,066   0

 

3. A non-binding advisory vote on the Company’s executive compensation was approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
603,873,429   45,818,239   7,332,114   102,163,750

 

4. A non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of future stockholder advisory votes on the Company’s executive compensation was held and the frequency that received the most votes was one year. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

One Year   Two Years   Three Years   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
600,601,006   2,663,018   51,295,707   2,464,051   102,163,750
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After considering the preference of the majority of the Company’s stockholders for a frequency of every year, the Company’s Board of Directors determined, at a meeting held on May 12, 2017, that the Company will hold a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of its named executive officers on an annual basis until the next non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation is held.

 

5. A stockholder proposal regarding a 15% threshold to call special shareowner meetings was not approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
287,699,977   365,182,578   4,141,227   102,163,750
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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.

 

  COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
   
Date:  May 17, 2017 By:           /s/ Jennifer M. Daniels  
  Name: Jennifer M. Daniels  
  Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary  
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