Accenture (ACN)

Filed: 3 Feb 21, 4:18pm

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): February 3, 2021

Accenture plc
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2, Ireland
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (353) (1) 646-2000
Not Applicable
(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
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0000225 per shareACNNew 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 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On February 3, 2021, Accenture plc (“Accenture”) held its 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Accenture’s shareholders approved each of the following proposals considered at the Annual Meeting. The following chart sets forth the number and percentage of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstention votes and broker non-votes, with respect to each proposal voted upon by Accenture’s shareholders:
1.To appoint the following directors:
Jaime Ardila456,642,860 98.36 %7,612,902 1.64 %689,118 57,205,483 
Herbert Hainer456,009,444 98.22 %8,282,819 1.78 %652,617 57,205,483 
Nancy McKinstry400,613,126 86.27 %63,767,442 13.73 %564,312 57,205,483 
Beth E. Mooney463,758,347 99.87 %618,053 0.13 %568,480 57,205,483 
Gilles C. Pélisson462,760,387 99.66 %1,570,150 0.34 %614,343 57,205,483 
Paula A. Price451,392,668 97.20 %12,994,993 2.80 %557,219 57,205,483 
Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala463,830,348 99.90 %461,619 0.10 %652,913 57,205,483 
David Rowland460,160,579 99.06 %4,381,791 0.94 %402,510 57,205,483 
Arun Sarin451,668,401 97.28 %12,630,486 2.72 %645,993 57,205,483 
Julie Sweet464,067,870 99.90 %481,878 0.10 %395,132 57,205,483 
Frank K. Tang463,449,914 99.94 %297,252 0.06 %1,197,714 57,205,483 
Tracey T. Travis450,796,707 97.08 %13,558,858 2.92 %589,315 57,205,483 
2.To approve, in a non-binding vote, the compensation of Accenture’s named executive officers433,750,034 93.65 %29,418,205 6.35 %1,776,641 57,205,483 
3.To ratify, in a non-binding vote, the appointment of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) as Accenture’s independent auditors and to authorize, in a binding vote, the Audit Committee of the Board to determine KPMG’s remuneration507,706,212 97.48 %13,143,375 2.52 %1,300,776 — 
4.To grant the Board the authority to issue shares under Irish law507,908,588 97.41 %13,490,071 2.59 %751,704 — 
5.To grant the Board the authority to opt-out of pre-emption rights under Irish law517,362,476 99.24 %3,966,721 0.76 %821,166 — 
6.To determine the price range at which Accenture can re-allot shares that it acquires as treasury shares under Irish law516,588,620 99.53 %2,462,571 0.47 %3,099,172 — 

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: February 3, 2021ACCENTURE PLC
By: /s/ Joel Unruch   
Name: Joel Unruch
Title: General Counsel & Corporate Secretary