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ARNC Arconic

Filed: 21 May 21, 4:14pm

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
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2021 (May 20, 2021)
                                             

ARCONIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
                                            

Delaware 001-39162 84-2745636
(State or other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   Identification No.)

201 Isabella Street, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 


15212
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
412-992-2500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareARNCNew 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 1.01    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

    On May 20, 2021, the Compensation and Benefits Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Arconic Corporation (the “Company”) adopted certain amendments to the Arconic Corporation 2020 Annual Cash Incentive Plan (the “Cash Plan”). The purpose of the amendments was to achieve consistency between the compensation recovery provisions of the Cash Plan and corresponding provisions of the Amended and Restated Arconic Corporation 2020 Stock Incentive Plan, which was approved by the shareholders of the Company as disclosed in Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K. All amendments to the Cash Plan were incorporated into the Amended and Restated Arconic Corporation 2020 Annual Cash Incentive Plan, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.  

Item 5.05    Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.

On May 21, 2021, the Board approved a new Code of Conduct (the “Code of Conduct”), which incorporates the provisions of, and replaces, the Company’s existing Code of Ethics for the CEO, CFO and Other Financial Professionals. The new Code of Conduct, which applies to all of the Company’s employees, officers and directors, including its principal executive officer, principal financial officer, and principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions, (i) aligns with the Company’s values and establishes a principles-based approach to business ethics, (ii) includes substantive updates that were driven by the results of a comprehensive risk assessment following separation from the Company’s former parent company, (iii) conforms to applicable compliance standards, and (iv) improves readability. The new Code of Conduct did not result in any explicit or implicit waiver of any provision of the Company’s former Code of Ethics in effect prior to the adoption of the Code of Conduct. As disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, the Code of Conduct is available on the Company’s Internet website at http://www.arconic.com under the section “Investors—Corporate Governance—Governance and Policies.”

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

On May 20, 2021, the Company held its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”), at which the matters disclosed in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2021 and distributed to the Company’s shareholders commencing on or about April 6, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”) were presented to the shareholders. No nominees for director or other proposals were submitted by shareholders for consideration at the Annual Meeting.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted a total of 93,397,941 shares, representing more than 84% of the Company’s outstanding voting stock. Set forth below are the final voting results for the matters submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting.

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders elected the persons listed below as directors for a one-year term expiring at the 2022 annual meeting or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Fredrick A. Henderson72,899,32711,510,9911,399,6567,587,967
William F. Austen84,138,309281,3741,390,2917,587,967
Christopher L. Ayers84,183,484240,8721,385,6187,587,967
Margaret S. Billson84,210,582213,0171,386,3757,587,967
Jacques Croisetiere84,190,576228,4441,390,9547,587,967
Elmer L. Doty84,152,945266,2771,390,7527,587,967
Carol S. Eicher82,864,4271,557,9281,387,6197,587,967
Timothy D. Myers84,281,681197,6651,330,6287,587,967
E. Stanley O’Neal82,574,8121,854,7741,380,3887,587,967
Jeffrey Stafeil84,163,631222,7271,432,6167,587,967




        
All directors elected at the Annual Meeting are independent except Messrs. Doty and Myers. Mr. Doty is not independent due to his short-term management position with the Company’s former parent company in 2019 following his service as an independent director. Mr. Myers is not independent due to his current employment as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
82,601,0883,068,642140,2447,587,967

Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the submission of the advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers on an annual basis.

One YearTwo YearsThree YearsAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
83,547,867155,3151,940,704166,0887,587,967

Proposal 4 – Amended and Restated Arconic Corporation 2020 Stock Incentive Plan

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders approved the Amended and Restated Arconic Corporation 2020 Stock Incentive Plan as set forth in the Proxy Statement.
        
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
83,370,7102,325,631113,6337,587,967

Proposal 5 – Ratification of Auditors

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021.
    
Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
93,113,068202,98581,8880
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

            




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.
 
 ARCONIC CORPORATION
   
   
Dated:  May 21, 2021By:/s/ Diana C. Toman
Name:Diana C. Toman
Title:Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary