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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) November 30, 2021

 

 

Microsoft Corporation

 

 

 

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

(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):

 

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

 

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

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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
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 November 30, 2021, Microsoft Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Shareholders Meeting (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 7,507,897,348 shares of common stock entitled to be voted at the Annual Meeting, of which 6,409,615,083 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) Approved the Microsoft Employee Stock Purchase Plan

(4) Voted to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2022.

(5) Rejected a shareholder proposal concerning a report on median pay gaps across race and gender.

(6) Approved a shareholder proposal concerning a report on the effectiveness of workplace sexual harassment policies.

(7) Rejected a shareholder proposal to prohibit sales of facial recognition technology to all government entities.

(8) Rejected a shareholder proposal concerning a report on the implementation of the Fair Chance Business Pledge.

(9) Rejected a shareholder proposal concerning a report on how lobbying activities align with Company policies.

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        99.41     5,168,833,028        30,179,393        6,874,892        1,203,727,770  

Hugh F. Johnston

     Re-elected        97.63     5,076,209,921        122,729,014        6,948,378        1,203,727,770  

Teri L. List

     Re-elected        98.89     5,141,640,172        57,559,318        6,687,823        1,203,727,770  

Satya Nadella

     Re-elected        94.72     4,904,391,102        273,247,471        28,248,740        1,203,727,770  

Sandra E. Peterson

     Re-elected        98.89     5,141,414,641        57,671,072        6,801,600        1,203,727,770  

Penny S. Pritzker

     Re-elected        99.68     5,181,299,759        16,483,587        8,103,967        1,203,727,770  

Carlos A. Rodriguez

     Elected        99.78     5,187,710,712        10,971,864        7,204,737        1,203,727,770  

Charles W. Scharf

     Re-elected        99.10     5,152,497,805        46,347,806        7,041,702        1,203,727,770  

John W. Stanton

     Re-elected        99.75     5,185,673,312        12,972,721        7,241,280        1,203,727,770  

John W. Thompson

     Re-elected        91.38     4,751,200,195        448,003,714        6,683,404        1,203,727,770  

Emma N. Walmsley

     Re-elected        99.42     5,169,213,792        30,122,689        6,550,832        1,203,727,770  

Padmasree Warrior

     Re-elected        99.48     5,172,040,321        26,974,309        6,872,683        1,203,727,770  


Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Approved

     95.45      4,942,225,490        235,539,076        28,122,747        1,203,727,770  

Approval of Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Approved

     99.65      5,177,407,530        18,155,823        10,323,960        1,203,727,770  

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditor for Fisal Year 2022

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Approved

     95.36      6,092,539,628        295,871,214        21,204,241        N/A  

Shareholder Proposal: Report on median pay gaps across race and gender

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Rejected

     40.04      2,057,751,139        3,081,216,282        66,919,892        1,203,727,770  

Shareholder Proposal: Report on effectiveness of workplace sexual harassment policies

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Approved

     77.97      4,024,536,340        1,137,075,520        44,275,453        1,203,727,770  

Shareholder Proposal: Prohibition on sales of facial recognition technology to all government entities

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Rejected

     4.05      207,459,087        4,908,515,776        89,912,450        1,203,727,770  

Shareholder Proposal: Report on implementation of the Fair Chance Business Pledge

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Rejected

     13.83      711,044,601        4,427,017,754        67,824,958        1,203,727,770  

Shareholder Proposal: Report on how lobbying activities align with Company policies

 

Vote result    % Votes For      For      Against      Abstain     

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Rejected

     38.04      1,970,895,447        3,209,652,916        25,338,950        1,203,727,770  


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: November 30, 2021

 

/S/ KEITH R. DOLLIVER

  Keith R. Dolliver
  Assistant Secretary
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