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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): September 19, 2022

 

 

FedEx Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Commission File Number 1-15829

 

Delaware   62-1721435

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

942 South Shady Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee   38120
(Address of principal executive offices)   (ZIP Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (901) 818-7500

 

 

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:

 

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 each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share   FDX   New York Stock Exchange
0.450% Notes due 2025   FDX 25A   New York Stock Exchange
1.625% Notes due 2027   FDX 27   New York Stock Exchange
0.450% Notes due 2029   FDX 29A   New York Stock Exchange
1.300% Notes due 2031   FDX 31   New York Stock Exchange
0.950% Notes due 2033   FDX 33   New York Stock Exchange

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.  ☐

 

 

 


SECTION 5. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT.

 

Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e) At the annual meeting of FedEx’s stockholders held on September 19, 2022, FedEx’s stockholders, upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors, approved an amendment to the FedEx Corporation 2019 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “Plan”) to authorize an additional 5,000,000 shares for issuance under the Plan, none of which are issuable as full-value awards.

A summary of the Plan was included as part of Proposal 4 in FedEx’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2022. The summary of the Plan contained in the proxy statement is qualified by and subject to the full text of the Plan, which was included as Appendix D to the proxy statement and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

  (a)

FedEx’s annual meeting of stockholders was held on September 19, 2022.

 

  (b)

The stockholders took the following actions at the annual meeting:

Proposal 1: The stockholders elected fifteen directors, each of whom will hold office until the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2023 and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. Each director received more votes cast “for” than votes cast “against” his or her election. The tabulation of votes with respect to each nominee for director was as follows:

 

Nominee

   Votes
For
     Votes
Against
     Abstentions      Broker
Non-Votes
 

Marvin R. Ellison

     188,038,305        4,425,264        222,584        27,538,548  

Stephen E. Gorman

     191,652,679        651,605        381,869        27,538,548  

Susan Patricia Griffith

     186,896,169        5,105,876        684,108        27,538,548  

Kimberly A. Jabal

     189,669,383        2,655,285        361,485        27,538,548  

Amy B. Lane

     191,194,340        738,195        753,618        27,538,548  

R. Brad Martin

     186,042,016        6,344,191        299,946        27,538,548  

Nancy A. Norton

     191,774,828        565,364        345,961        27,538,548  

Frederick P. Perpall

     191,210,722        1,109,342        366,089        27,538,548  

Joshua Cooper Ramo

     188,903,603        3,423,186        359,364        27,538,548  

Susan C. Schwab

     184,976,678        7,098,834        610,641        27,538,548  

Frederick W. Smith

     184,969,686        7,526,380        190,087        27,538,548  

David P. Steiner

     171,226,797        21,236,505        222,851        27,538,548  

Rajesh Subramaniam

     189,768,369        2,707,144        210,640        27,538,548  

V. James Vena

     191,631,615        672,874        381,664        27,538,548  

Paul S. Walsh

     181,880,843        10,175,463        629,847        27,538,548  

Proposal 2: The compensation of FedEx’s named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

177,852,782 votes for (92.3% of the voted shares)


   

14,189,956 votes against (7.4% of the voted shares)

 

   

643,415 abstentions (0.3% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

Proposal 3: The Audit and Finance Committee’s designation of Ernst & Young LLP as FedEx’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2023 was ratified by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

214,607,249 votes for (97.4% of the voted shares)

 

   

5,422,236 votes against (2.5% of the voted shares)

 

   

195,216 abstentions (0.1% of the voted shares)

 

   

There were no broker non-votes for this item.

Proposal 4: An amendment to the Plan to authorize an additional 5,000,000 shares for issuance under the Plan, none of which are issuable as full-value awards, was approved by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

176,769,437 votes for (91.7% of the voted shares)

 

   

15,613,438 votes against (8.1% of the voted shares)

 

   

303,278 abstentions (0.2% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

Proposal 5: A stockholder proposal requesting adoption of a policy that two separate people hold the office of Chairman of the Board and the office of Chief Executive Officer was not approved by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

72,320,014 votes for (37.5% of the voted shares)

 

   

119,906,539 votes against (62.2% of the voted shares)

 

   

459,600 abstentions (0.2% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

Proposal 6: A stockholder proposal requesting that FedEx publish an annual report regarding incongruencies between political and electioneering expenditures and company values was not approved by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

69,348,821 votes for (36.0% of the voted shares)

 

   

122,702,767 votes against (63.7% of the voted shares)

 

   

634,565 abstentions (0.3% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

 

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Proposal 7: A stockholder proposal requesting that FedEx provide a report, updated annually, disclosing information about the corporation’s lobbying activities and expenditures was not approved by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

66,723,086 votes for (34.6% of the voted shares)

 

   

125,379,776 votes against (65.1% of the voted shares)

 

   

583,291 abstentions (0.3% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

Proposal 8: A stockholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors oversee an independent third-party audit analyzing whether written policies or unwritten norms at FedEx reinforce racism in company culture and to report to stockholders on any planned remedies was not approved by stockholders. The tabulation of votes on this matter was as follows:

 

   

23,232,576 votes for (12.1% of the voted shares)

 

   

167,955,933 votes against (87.2% of the voted shares)

 

   

1,497,644 abstentions (0.7% of the voted shares)

 

   

27,538,548 broker non-votes

SECTION 8. OTHER EVENTS.

 

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference is a copy of FedEx Corporation’s updated compensation arrangements with outside directors.

SECTION 9. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

99.1    Compensation Arrangements with Outside Directors.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

    FedEx Corporation
Date: September 21, 2022     By:  

/s/ Mark R. Allen

      Mark R. Allen
     

Executive Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

99.1    Compensation Arrangements with Outside Directors.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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