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NOC Northrop Grumman



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM8-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 20, 2020
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
     
Delaware 1-16411 80-0640649
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
 (Commission File Number) 
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)

2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(703) 280-2900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockNOCNew York Stock Exchange

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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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 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.






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

At the 2020 Annual Meeting held on May 20, 2020, shareholders considered and approved the three proposals that management presented, each of which is described in more detail in the Company's Proxy Statement filed on April 3, 2020. Shareholders did not approve either the shareholder proposal that the Company assess and report on potential human rights impacts that could result from governments' use of our products and services or the shareholder proposal to move to a 3% ownership threshold for shareholders to request action by written consent.

The results detailed below represent the final voting results as certified by the Inspectors of Election:

Management's Proposals

Proposal 1

The shareholders elected the following twelve directors: Kathy J. Warden, Marianne C. Brown, Donald E. Felsinger, Ann M. Fudge, Bruce S. Gordon, William H. Hernandez, Madeleine A. Kleiner, Karl J. Krapek, Gary Roughead, Thomas M. Schoewe, James S. Turley and Mark A. Welsh III.
Director For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
Kathy J. Warden 134,861,739 4,016,476 505,813 15,128,774
Marianne C. Brown 136,568,695 1,987,554 827,779 15,128,774
Donald E. Felsinger 134,157,812 4,451,102 775,114 15,128,774
Ann M. Fudge 137,002,172 1,643,519 738,337 15,128,774
Bruce S. Gordon 132,785,750 5,859,390 738,888 15,128,774
William H. Hernandez 137,365,676 1,301,978 716,374 15,128,774
Madeleine A. Kleiner 133,425,769 3,225,212 2,733,047 15,128,774
Karl J. Krapek 135,212,550 3,338,115 833,363 15,128,774
Gary Roughead 136,181,131 2,404,781 798,116 15,128,774
Thomas M. Schoewe 136,441,598 2,079,454 862,976 15,128,774
James S. Turley 136,412,867 2,108,380 862,781 15,128,774
Mark A. Welsh III 137,402,399 1,237,374 744,255 15,128,774

Proposal 2

The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, with a vote of:
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
133,107,383 5,124,820 1,151,825 15,128,774

Proposal 3

The shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 with a vote of 149,850,548 shares for, 4,048,098 shares against and 614,156 abstentions.

Shareholder Proposals

Proposal 4

The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal that the Company assess and report on potential human rights impacts that could result from governments' use of our products and services.
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
33,123,948 103,984,875 2,275,205 15,128,774






Proposal 5

The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal to move to a 3% ownership threshold for shareholders to request action by written consent.
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Vote
38,450,058 99,760,752 1,173,218 15,128,774





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.

 
       
       
  
  NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
   (Registrant)
       
       
       
    By: /s/ Jennifer C. McGarey
      
(Signature)
Jennifer C. McGarey
Corporate Vice President and Secretary

Date: May 26, 2020