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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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) December 2, 2020

 

 

Microsoft Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Washington 001-37845 91-1144442

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399

(address)

(425) 882-8080

www.microsoft.com/investor

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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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

 

Name of exchange on which registered

COMMON STOCK, $0.00000625 par value per share

    MSFT NASDAQ

2.125% Notes due 2021

    MSFT NASDAQ

3.125% Notes due 2028

    MSFT NASDAQ

2.625% Notes due 2033

    MSFT NASDAQ

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

On December 2, 2020, Microsoft Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual Shareholders Meeting (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 7,562,826,058 shares of common stock entitled to be voted at the Annual Meeting, of which 6,566,836,176 were voted in person or by proxy. The results for each item submitted for a vote of shareholders are as follows. The shareholders:

(1) Voted to elect each of the twelve (12) nominees for director.

(2) Approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

(3) Voted to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2021.

(4) Rejected a shareholder proposal concerning a report on employee representation on the Board of Directors.

The Company’s inspector of election certified the following vote tabulations:

Election of Directors

 

  Director

 

    

  Vote Results  

 

     

%

  Votes  

For

 

   

  For  

 

     

  Against  

 

     

  Abstain  

 

     

Broker

  Non-Votes  

 

 

  Reid G. Hoffman

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.52

   5,215,758,348      25,314,092      8,400,114      1,317,363,622 

  Hugh F. Johnston

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.62

   5,221,269,096      19,816,684      8,386,774      1,317,363,622 

  Teri L. List-Stoll

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.35

   5,205,028,542      34,076,281      10,367,731      1,317,363,622 

  Satya Nadella

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.89

   5,237,186,585      5,546,598      6,739,371      1,317,363,622 

  Sandra E. Peterson

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

98.89

   5,183,197,017      58,262,215      8,013,322      1,317,363,622 

  Penny S. Pritzker

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.80

   5,228,709,230      10,536,931      10,226,393      1,317,363,622 

  Charles W. Scharf

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.11

   5,194,031,476      46,902,053      8,539,025      1,317,363,622 

  Arne M. Sorenson

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.88

   5,234,800,897      6,336,694      8,334,963      1,317,363,622 

  John W. Stanton

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.85

   5,233,415,375      7,605,399      8,451,780      1,317,363,622 

  John W. Thompson

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.10

   5,194,357,510      46,935,033      8,180,011      1,317,363,622 

  Emma N. Walmsley

    

 

Re-elected

 

    

 

99.73

   5,227,399,222      13,970,088      8,103,244      1,317,363,622 

  Padmasree Warrior

    

 

Re-elected

 

     99.74   5,227,546,888      13,598,261      8,327,405      1,317,363,622 


Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation

 

  Vote result

 

    

% Votes For

 

   

For

 

     

Against

 

     

Abstain

 

     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

 

  Approved

    

 

94.72

   4,956,043,006      276,520,958      16,908,590      1,317,363,622 

 

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditor    

 

  Vote result

 

    

% Votes For

 

   

For

 

     

Against

 

     

Abstain

 

     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

 

  Approved

    

 

96.05

   6,296,749,497      258,680,123      11,406,556      N/A 

 

Shareholder Proposal Concerning Report on Employee Representation on Board of Directors

 

 

  Vote result

 

    

% Votes For

 

   

For

 

     

Against

 

     

Abstain

 

     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

 

  Rejected

    

 

5.15

   268,964,933      4,957,295,213      23,212,408      1,317,363,622 


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.

 

  MICROSOFT CORPORATION
 (Registrant)

Date: December 4, 2020

 

/S/ KEITH R. DOLLIVER

 Keith R. Dolliver
 Assistant Secretary