GPN Global Payments

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 4:20pm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 29, 2021
 Commission file number 001-16111

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3550 Lenox Road,Atlanta,Georgia30326
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:     (770) 829-8000
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act
Title of each classTrading symbolName of exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par valueGPNNew York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
    At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Global Payments Inc. (the “Company”) held on April 29, 2021, the shareholders:

1.Elected the 12 director nominees named in the Company’s 2021 proxy statement for a one-year term until the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders;

2.Approved the advisory vote on named executive officer compensation for the year ended December 31, 2020;

3.Ratified the re-appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for calendar year ending December 31, 2021; and

4.Did not approve the advisory shareholder proposal titled “Shareholder Right to Act by Written Consent”.

The final voting results were as follows:

    Proposal 1. Election of directors.
NomineeVotes in FavorVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
M. Troy Woods239,054,0371,621,491116,86922,059,086
Kriss Cloninger III240,373,084334,47484,83922,059,086
Jeffrey S. Sloan240,448,261244,85699,28022,059,086
F. Thaddeus Arroyo240,437,080253,178102,13922,059,086
Robert H.B. Baldwin, Jr.237,995,8432,686,270110,28422,059,086
John G. Bruno238,832,6241,851,920107,85322,059,086
William I Jacobs232,866,3057,822,956103,13622,059,086
Joia M. Johnson240,447,773258,64485,98022,059,086
Ruth Ann Marshall237,333,9103,370,24488,24322,059,086
Connie D. McDaniel238,823,7591,893,16175,47722,059,086
William B. Plummer226,555,55114,042,157194,68922,059,086
John T. Turner236,989,9193,713,36489,11422,059,086

    Proposal 2. Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation.
Votes in FavorVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

    Proposal 3. Ratification of the reappointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent public accountants for 2021.
Votes in FavorVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

    Proposal 4. Shareholder proposal: Shareholder right to act by written consent.
Votes in FavorVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes


    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.

Date:April 30, 2021By: /s/ Paul M. Todd
Paul M. Todd
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer