Colgate-Palmolive Company
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/16/2018 16:41:14)

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

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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 16, 2018 (May 11, 2018)

 

 

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 1-644 13-1815595
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
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

 

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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 11, 2018. 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. Charles A. Bancroft, John P. Bilbrey, John T. Cahill, Ian Cook, Helene D. Gayle, Ellen M. Hancock, C. Martin Harris, 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
Charles A. Bancroft 626,210,885 5,620,512 1,212,214 107,353,791
John P. Bilbrey 629,105,088 2,691,160 1,247,363 107,353,791
John T. Cahill 614,426,533 17,447,929 1,169,149 107,353,791
Ian Cook 597,180,247 26,762,087 9,101,277 107,353,791
Helene D. Gayle 617,137,754 14,823,709 1,082,148 107,353,791
Ellen M. Hancock 607,334,646 24,446,440 1,262,525 107,353,791
C. Martin Harris 618,353,867 13,355,787 1,333,957 107,353,791
Lorrie M. Norrington 629,277,284 2,613,649 1,152,678 107,353,791
Michael B. Polk 616,689,187 15,163,764 1,190,660 107,353,791
Stephen I. Sadove 615,214,944 16,743,842 1,084,825 107,353,791

 

 

2. The selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018 was ratified. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
723,526,321 15,385,914 1,485,167 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
582,073,483 45,604,850 5,365,278 107,353,791

 

 

4. A stockholder proposal regarding a 10% threshold to call special shareholder meetings was not approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
300,445,197 327,788,152 4,810,262 107,353,791

 

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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 16, 2018 By: /s/ Jennifer M. Daniels
  Name: Jennifer M. Daniels
  Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

 

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