APD Air Products & Chemicals
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) January 28, 2021
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
7201 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18195-1501
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
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 class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share||APD||New York Stock Exchange|
|0.375% Euro Notes due 2021||APD21B||New York Stock Exchange|
|1.000% Euro Notes due 2025||APD25||New York Stock Exchange|
|0.500% Euro Notes due 2028||APD28||New York Stock Exchange|
|0.800% Euro Notes due 2032||APD32||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On January 28, 2021, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 195,307,483 shares of common stock represented at the meeting by valid proxies or voted at the meeting, which was approximately 88.35% of the shares of common stock entitled to vote at the meeting and which constituted a quorum. The final voting results for the matters submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
Election of Directors. Each of the nominees for director was elected to serve until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal. The voting results were as follows, with each nominee having received at least 97.09% of the votes cast for his or her election:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained||Broker Non-Votes|
Susan K. Carter
Charles I. Cogut
Lisa A. Davis
Chadwick C. Deaton
David H. Y. Ho
Edward L. Monser
Matthew H. Paull
Advisory Vote on Executive Officer Compensation. The Company’s shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, by the vote set forth in the table below.
Approval of the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The Company’s shareholders approved the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “LTIP”) by the vote set forth in the table below. A description of the terms and conditions of the LTIP was previously reported in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 9, 2020.
Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors. The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 by the vote set forth in the table below.
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.
|Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.|
|Date: January 29, 2021||By:|
/s/ Sean D. Major
|Sean D. Major|
|Executive Vice President,|
General Counsel and Secretary