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GM General Motors

Filed: 16 Jun 21, 4:31pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549-1004

 

 

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): June 14, 2021

 

 

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

DELAWARE 001-34960 27-0756180

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan 48265-3000
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(313) 667-1500

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

 

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:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value GM 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 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.

 

(a)

General Motors Company (“GM”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 14, 2021.

 

(b)

GM shareholders voted on the matters set forth below, with final voting results indicated. For the election of Directors, each nominee who received a majority of votes cast (i.e., votes for exceeded votes against, with abstentions having no effect) was elected as a Director. All other items were approved if the number of shares voted for exceeded the number of shares voted against, with abstentions counted as votes against. The proposals are further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2021.

(1)    Election of Directors. GM’s shareholders elected the Board’s nominees for one-year terms:

 

Director  Votes For   %   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes 

Mary T. Barra

   1,040,792,842    95.68    46,960,109    5,528,783    132,611,618 

Wesley G. Bush

   1,083,219,771    99.21    8,677,233    1,384,730    132,611,618 

Linda R. Gooden

   1,086,947,103    99.51    5,338,151    996,480    132,611,618 

Joseph Jimenez

   1,086,248,464    99.46    5,943,467    1,089,803    132,611,618 

Jane L. Mendillo

   1,082,069,722    99.07    10,172,673    1,039,339    132,611,618 

Judith A. Miscik

   1,076,334,551    98.61    15,117,023    1,830,160    132,611,618 

Patricia F. Russo

   989,022,872    91.19    95,538,219    8,720,643    132,611,618 

Thomas M. Schoewe

   1,080,096,714    98.92    11,785,544    1,399,476    132,611,618 

Carol M. Stephenson

   1,063,118,693    97.37    28,703,896    1,459,145    132,611,618 

Mark A. Tatum

   1,090,260,370    99.82    1,928,091    1,093,273    132,611,618 

Devin N. Wenig

   1,089,784,412    99.78    2,393,435    1,103,887    132,611,618 

Margaret C. Whitman

   1,089,916,888    99.79    2,305,587    1,059,259    132,611,618 

(2)    Board Proposal to Approve, on an Advisory Basis, Named Executive Officer Compensation. GM’s shareholders approved, by advisory vote, the compensation of GM’s named executive officers.

 

Votes For

   1,041,571,689    95.27

Votes Against

   49,557,454   

Abstentions

   2,152,591   

Broker Non-Votes

   132,611,618   

(3)    Board Proposal to Ratify the Selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2021. GM’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as GM’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.

 

Votes For

   1,219,955,584    99.52

Votes Against

   4,799,525   

Abstentions

   1,138,243   

Broker Non-Votes

   0   


(4)    Shareholder Proposal Regarding Shareholder Written Consent. GM’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding shareholder written consent.

 

Votes For

   541,477,920    49.53

Votes Against

   546,534,712   

Abstentions

   5,269,102   

Broker Non-Votes

   132,611,618   

(5)    A Shareholder Proposal Regarding A Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets as a Performance Element of Executive Compensation. GM’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding a report on greenhouse gas emissions targets as a performance element of executive compensation.

 

Votes For

   171,614,149    15.70

Votes Against

   882,422,286   

Abstentions

   39,245,299   

Broker Non-Votes

   132,611,618   


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.

 

 GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
 (Registrant)
By: 

/s/ Ann Cathcart Chaplin

 Ann Cathcart Chaplin
 Corporate Secretary & Deputy General Counsel

Date: June 16, 2021