Colgate-Palmolive Company
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/10/2016 17:02:41)

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)

May 10, 2016 (May 6, 2016)

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   1-644   13-1815595
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

300 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 310-2000

 

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):

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

(a) The Company’s Annual Meeting was held on May 6, 2016. The matters voted on and the results of the vote were as follows.

 

(b) The Company’s stockholders voted on the matters set forth below.

 

1. John P. Bilbrey, John T. Cahill, Ian Cook, Helene D. Gayle, Ellen M. Hancock, C. Martin Harris, Richard J. Kogan, Lorrie M. Norrington, Michael B. Polk, and Stephen I. Sadove were elected directors of the Company. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

    Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
                 
John P. Bilbrey   671,435,650   2,089,865   1,262,366   102,207,130
John T. Cahill   664,244,066   9,337,629   1,206,186   102,207,130
Ian Cook   650,391,969   19,603,625   4,792,287   102,207,130
Helene D. Gayle   665,201,514   8,524,599   1,061,768   102,207,130
Ellen M. Hancock   653,940,290   18,218,119   2,629,472   102,207,130
C. Martin Harris   667,135,231   6,367,375   1,285,275   102,207,130
Richard J. Kogan   651,814,540   20,154,204   2,819,137   102,207,130
Lorrie M. Norrington   671,026,143   2,551,605   1,210,133   102,207,130
Michael B. Polk   669,667,188   3,818,752   1,301,941   102,207,130
Stephen I. Sadove   663,181,228   10,251,020   1,355,633   102,207,130

 

2. The selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2016 was ratified. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
769,229,889   6,414,826   1,350,296   0

 

3. A non-binding advisory vote on the Company’s executive compensation was approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
625,299,492   40,494,332   8,994,057   102,207,130

 

4. A stockholder proposal regarding a 15% threshold to call special shareowner meetings was not approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
287,022,699   381,925,171   5,840,011   102,207,130

 

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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.

 

    COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY  
       
Date: May 10, 2016   By: /s/ Jennifer M. Daniels  
    Name:  Jennifer M. Daniels  
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary  

 

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