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FTV Fortive

Filed: 11 Jun 21, 4:30pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

June 8, 2021

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported)

 

 

Fortive Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 001-37654 47-5654583
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Of Incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

6920 Seaway Blvd

Everett, WA 98203

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (425) 446 - 5000

 

 

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
Symbols

 

Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share FTV New York Stock Exchange
5.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A, par value $0.01 per share 

FTV.PRA

 

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 5.03

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Fortive Corporation (the “Company”) held on June 8, 2021, the Company’s shareholders approved a proposal to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Special Meeting Amendment”) to allow holders of record who own at least 25% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock and who otherwise comply with the requirements set forth in the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, as amended from time to time, to request that a special meeting of shareholders be called. In addition, to conform the Amended and Restated Bylaws to the Special Meeting Amendment and to specify the procedures for shareholder-requested special meetings, in each case, as further described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”), the Board of Directors previously approved a corresponding amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaw Amendment”), contingent upon shareholder approval of the Special Meeting Amendment at the Annual Meeting.

A Certificate of Amendment (the “Certificate of Amendment”) setting forth the Special Meeting Amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware and became effective on June 9, 2021.    

The Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws were further amended and restated to incorporate the Bylaw Amendment (as so amended and restated, the “New Bylaws”), which New Bylaws became effective concurrently with the effectiveness of the Certificate of Amendment on June 9, 2021.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Certificate of Amendment and the New Bylaws attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and Exhibit 3.2, respectively, to this Current Report.

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting held on June 8, 2021, the Company’s shareholders voted on the following five proposals:

Proposal 1: To elect the eight directors named in the Proxy Statement to terms expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company and until their successors are elected and qualified. Each nominee for director was elected by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

   For   Against   Abstain   

Broker Non-

Votes

 

Daniel L. Comas

   292,326,425    85,966    142,000    11,401,950 

Feroz Dewan

   291,697,521    702,563    154,307    11,401,950 

Sharmistha Dubey

   291,220,258    1,182,503    151,630    11,401,950 

Rejji P. Hayes

   291,077,812    1,319,751    156,828    11,401,950 

James A. Lico

   292,336,046    95,300    123,045    11,401,950 

Kate D. Mitchell

   285,543,386    6,866,510    144,495    11,401,950 

Jeannine Sargent

   288,807,613    3,601,047    145,731    11,401,950 

Alan G. Spoon

   270,145,163    21,654,012    755,216    11,401,950 

Proposal 2: To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

   296,672,810 

Against

   1,770,091 

Abstain

   5,513,440 

 

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Proposal 3: To approve on an advisory basis the Company’s named executive officer compensation. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

   255,155,680 

Against

   37,111,390 

Abstain

   287,321 

Broker Non-Votes

   11,401,950 

Proposal 4: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to allow holders of at least 25% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock to call a special meeting of the shareholders. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

   292,158,870 

Against

   227,153 

Abstain

   168,368 

Broker Non-Votes

   11,401,950 

Proposal 5: To consider and act upon a shareholder proposal regarding shareholders’ ability to act by written consent. The proposal was rejected by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

   114,239,205 

Against

   177,126,884 

Abstain

   1,188,302 

Broker Non-Votes

   11,401,950 

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)     Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

3.1  Certificate of Amendment
3.2  Amended and Restated Bylaws
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

FORTIVE CORPORATION
By: 

/s/ Daniel B. Kim

 Name: Daniel B. Kim
 Title:   Vice President - Associate General Counsel and Secretary

Date: June 11, 2021