GRA W.R. Grace & Co.

Filed: 8 Jul 21, 4:28pm




Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) July 7, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware1-13953 65-0773649
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
7500 Grace Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21044-4098
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(410) 531-4000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $.01 par value per shareGRA New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company 
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Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
W. R. Grace & Co. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 7, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). The holders of a total of 53,329,317.121 shares of the Company’s common stock were present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, representing approximately 80.48% of the voting power entitled to vote at the meeting. The certified results of the matters voted upon at the meeting, which are more fully described in the Company’s Proxy Statement, are as follows:
1.The stockholders elected the following nominees to the Board of Directors, by the following votes:
Class IForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Hudson La Force44,412,612.915195,998.8982,736,422.3085,984,283.000
Mark E. Tomkins43,640,303.068967,982.7452,736,748.3085,984,283.000
2.The stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, by the following vote:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
3.The stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the executive compensation as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, by the following vote:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
4.    The stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, that the advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation should occur every year by the following vote:
1 Year2 Years3 YearsAbstainBroker Non-Votes
In light of the foregoing vote, the Company has decided that it will continue to include a stockholder advisory vote on the compensation of executives in its proxy materials each year.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)          Exhibits
Exhibit No.Description of ExhibitLocation
101.INSInline XBRL Instance DocumentThe instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCHInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension SchemaFiled herewith
101.LABInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label LinkbaseFiled herewith
101.PREInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation LinkbaseFiled herewith
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and included in Exhibit 101)Filed herewith

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.
 W. R. GRACE & CO.
 By/s/ Cherée H. Johnson
  Cherée H. Johnson
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Dated: July 8, 2021