VZ Verizon Communications

Filed: 18 May 21, 4:06pm





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: May 13, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 1-8606 23-2259884

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1095 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 395-1000

Not Applicable

(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 $0.10 VZ New York Stock Exchange
Common Stock, par value $0.10 VZ The NASDAQ Global Select Market
1.625% Notes due 2024 VZ24B New York Stock Exchange
4.073% Notes due 2024 VZ24C New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2025 VZ25 New York Stock Exchange
3.250% Notes due 2026 VZ26 New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2026 VZ26B New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2027 VZ27E New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2028 VZ28 New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes due 2028 VZ28A New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2029 VZ29B New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Notes due 2029 VZ29D New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2030 VZ30 New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2030 VZ30A New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Notes due 2031 VZ31 New York Stock Exchange
2.500% Notes due 2031 VZ31A New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2032 VZ32 New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Notes due 2032 VZ32A New York Stock Exchange
1.300% Notes due 2033 VZ33B New York Stock Exchange
4.750% Notes due 2034 VZ34 New York Stock Exchange
3.125% Notes due 2035 VZ35 New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Notes due 2035 VZ35A New York Stock Exchange
3.375% Notes due 2036 VZ36A New York Stock Exchange
2.875% Notes due 2038 VZ38B New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2038 VZ38C New York Stock Exchange
1.500% Notes due 2039 VZ39C New York Stock Exchange
3.500% Fixed Rate Notes due 2039 VZ39D New York Stock Exchange
1.850% Notes due 2040 VZ40 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.

At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Verizon Communications Inc. held on May 13, 2021, the following items were submitted to a vote of shareholders.

The number of common shares present at the meeting was 3,463,344,629 or 83.65% of the common shares outstanding on March 15, 2021, the record date for the meeting.



The following nominees were elected to serve on the Board of Directors:


Name of Nominee  Votes Cast For   Votes Cast Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes 

Shellye L. Archambeau

   2,656,539,039    95,594,059    34,677,499    676,534,032 

Roxanne S. Austin

   2,672,674,363    99,492,592    14,643,642    676,534,032 

Mark T. Bertolini

   2,727,872,905    42,810,956    16,126,736    676,534,032 

Melanie L. Healey

   2,701,734,016    70,219,426    14,857,155    676,534,032 

Clarence Otis, Jr.

   2,582,729,153    188,252,982    15,828,462    676,534,032 

Daniel H. Schulman

   2,716,145,984    54,453,676    16,210,937    676,534,032 

Rodney E. Slater

   2,680,087,786    90,540,247    16,182,564    676,534,032 

Hans E. Vestberg

   2,553,119,986    205,462,740    28,227,871    676,534,032 

Gregory G. Weaver

   2,723,647,458    46,786,687    16,376,452    676,534,032 



The proposal regarding the Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation was approved with 2,556,473,582 votes for, 207,460,171 votes against, 22,876,844 abstentions and 676,534,032 broker non-votes.



The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2021 was ratified with 3,275,839,425 votes for, 170,659,086 votes against and 16,846,118 abstentions.



The shareholder proposal regarding Shareholder Action by Written Consent was defeated with 974,294,087 votes for, 1,782,735,591 votes against, 29,780,919 abstentions and 676,534,032 broker non-votes.



The shareholder proposal regarding an Amendment to the Clawback Policy was defeated with 1,014,822,176 votes for, 1,740,586,156 votes against, 31,402,265 abstentions and 676,534,032 broker non-votes.



The shareholder proposal regarding Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards was defeated with 1,051,634,546 votes for, 1,706,772,519 votes against, 28,403,532 abstentions and 676,534,032 broker non-votes.


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: May 18, 2021  By 

/s/ William L. Horton, Jr.

   William L. Horton, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary