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BLL Ball

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

April 29, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)

BALL CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Indiana

001-07349

35-0160610

(State of

(Commission

(IRS Employer

Incorporation)

File No.)

Identification No.)

10 Longs Peak Drive, P.O. Box 5000, Broomfield, CO 80021-2510

(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP Code)

(303) 469-3131

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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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.

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, without par value

BLL

NYSE

Ball Corporation

Current Report on Form 8-K

Dated April 30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

 

 

On April 29, 2020, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”). Following are the results of the matters voted on by shareholders at the Annual Meeting:

 

 

 

 

1.

Election of Directors.

 

 

 

 

Director

 

For

 

Withheld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John A. Hayes

 

213,739,165

57,264,764

 

 

Cathy D. Ross

 

217,913,825

53,090,104

 

 

Betty Sapp

 

270,287,541

716,388

 

Stuart A. Taylor II

200,565,401

70,438,528

 

 

 

2.

Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent auditor for the Company for 2020.

 

 

 

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

 

275,236,304

12,696,592

329,259

 

 

 

 

3.

Approval, by non-binding advisory vote, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the 2020 Proxy Statement.

 

 

 

 

 

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

Broker

Non-Votes

 

 

 

258,955,726

10,880,535

1,167,668

17,258,226

 

 

 

 

5

Item 8.01

Other Events.

On April 29, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of 15 cents per share, payable June 15, 2020, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2020. The cash dividend authorization is described in the press release dated April 29, 2020, and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The following are furnished as an exhibit to this report:

 

 

Exhibit No.

Description

 

 

   99.1

Press release dated April 29, 2020

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.

 

 

 

BALL CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Date: April 30, 2020

By:

/s/ Charles E. Baker

 

 

 

Name:

Charles E. Baker

 

 

 

Title:

Vice President and General Counsel