ETN Eaton

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 1:22pm

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 28, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Eaton House,30 Pembroke Road,Dublin 4,Ireland D04 Y0C2
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
 +3531637 2900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Ordinary shares ($0.01 par value)ETNNew York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a)(b) At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company held on April 28, 2021, the items listed below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of proxies. The proposals are described in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Each of the items was approved by the shareholders. The voting results for each proposal are set forth below.

Item 1 – Electing the ten director nominees named in the proxy statement.

Each of the following individuals was elected as a director, based on the voting results shown below, to serve until the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified:

DirectorForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Craig Arnold292,532,71824,534,2841,273,97436,238,398
Christopher M. Connor301,337,05716,247,756756,16336,238,398
Olivier Leonetti312,678,0654,711,687951,22436,238,398
Deborah L. McCoy304,545,66413,117,977677,33536,238,398
Silvio Napoli312,373,7705,009,463957,74336,238,398
Gregory R. Page284,101,95333,255,544983,47936,238,398
Sandra Pianalto312,409,3105,266,546665,12036,238,398
Lori J. Ryerkerk314,267,9453,413,988659,04336,238,398
Gerald B. Smith312,157,2905,161,4001,022,28636,238,398
Dorothy C. Thompson306,379,7374,948,1977,013,04236,238,398

Item 2 – Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor for 2021 and authorizing the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to set its remuneration.


Item 3 – Advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes

Item 4 – Grant of Board authority to issue shares under Irish law.


Item 5 – Grant of Board authority to opt-out of pre-emption rights under Irish law.


Item 6 – Authorization to the Company and or any subsidiary of the Company to make overseas market purchases of Company shares.



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.

Eaton Corporation plc
Date:April 30, 2021By:/s/ April Miller Boise
April Miller Boise
Executive Vice President and General Counsel