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IBM International Business Machines

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 4:15pm

 

Title of each classCapital stock, par value $.20 per share
Trading symbolIBM
Common Stock

 

 

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: April 27, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

New York 1-2360 13-0871985
(State of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS employer Identification No.)

 

One New Orchard Road

  
Armonk, New York 10504
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

914-499-1900

(Registrants telephone number)

 

 

 

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
Capital stock, par value $.20 per share IBM New York Stock Exchange
    NYSE Chicago
0.500% Notes due 2021 IBM 21B New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Notes due 2022 IBM 22A New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2023 IBM 23A New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Notes due 2023 IBM 23B New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes due 2024 IBM 24A New York Stock Exchange
2.875% Notes due 2025 IBM 25A New York Stock Exchange
0.950% Notes due 2025 IBM 25B New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2025 IBM 25C New York Stock Exchange
0.300% Notes due 2026 IBM 26B New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2027 IBM 27B New York Stock Exchange
0.300% Notes due 2028 IBM 28B New York Stock Exchange
1.750% Notes due 2028 IBM 28A New York Stock Exchange
1.500% Notes due 2029 IBM 29 New York Stock Exchange
1.750% Notes due 2031 IBM 31 New York Stock Exchange
0.650% Notes due 2032 IBM 32A New York Stock Exchange
1.200% Notes due 2040 IBM 40 New York Stock Exchange
7.00% Debentures due 2025 IBM 25 New York Stock Exchange
6.22% Debentures due 2027 IBM 27 New York Stock Exchange
6.50% Debentures due 2028 IBM 28 New York Stock Exchange
7.00% Debentures due 2045 IBM 45 New York Stock Exchange
7.125% Debentures due 2096 IBM 96 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)International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 27, 2021. Below are the final voting results. For more information on the following proposals, see IBM’s proxy statement dated March 8, 2021, the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)Election of Directors for a Term of One Year:

 

DIRECTOR FOR  AGAINST  ABSTAIN  BROKER
NON-VOTES
 
T. Buberl  508,580,395   17,976,394   4,792,895   146,557,070 
M.L. Eskew  462,071,318   64,523,627   4,754,739   146,557,070 
D.N. Farr  515,509,555   11,047,814   4,792,315   146,557,070 
A. Gorsky  454,718,482   71,859,667   4,771,535   146,557,070 
M. Howard  511,498,578   15,523,969   4,327,137   146,557,070 
A. Krishna  482,102,836   42,934,163   6,312,685   146,557,070 
A.N. Liveris  503,402,780   23,080,544   4,866,360   146,557,070 
F.W. McNabb III  509,612,185   10,326,793   11,410,706   146,557,070 
M.E. Pollack  511,853,604   15,269,577   4,226,503   146,557,070 
J.R. Swedish  508,153,691   18,303,533   4,892,460   146,557,070 
P.R. Voser  515,033,047   11,334,360   4,982,277   146,557,070 
F.H. Waddell  481,142,123   45,312,129   4,895,432   146,557,070 

 

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm:

 

For   644,985,562   95.7%
Against   28,790,232   4.3%
Abstain   4,130,960     

  

Management Proposal on Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Say on Pay):

 

For  254,703,735   48.7%
Against  268,597,887   51.3%
Abstain  8,048,062     
Broker Non-Votes  146,557,070     

 

Stockholder Proposal to Have an Independent Board Chairman:

 

For  219,851,444   41.9%
Against  304,733,488   58.1%
Abstain  6,764,752     
Broker Non-Votes  146,557,070     

 

Stockholder Proposal on the Right to Act by Written Consent:

 

For  201,858,219   38.6%
Against  320,661,288   61.4%
Abstain  8,830,177     
Broker Non-Votes  146,557,070     

 

Stockholder Proposal Requesting the Company Publish Annually a Report Assessing its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts:

 

For  491,258,952   94.3%
Against  29,652,767   5.7%
Abstain  10,437,965     
Broker Non-Votes  146,557,070     

 

IBM’s web site (www.ibm.com) contains a significant amount of information about IBM, including financial and other information for investors (www.ibm.com/investor/). IBM encourages investors to visit its various web sites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

 

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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.

 

Date: April 30, 2021 
  
 By:  /s/ Frank Sedlarcik
  Frank Sedlarcik
  Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Secretary

 

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