Arrow Electronics 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 4, 2012
ARROW ELECTRONICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
7459 So. Lima Street, Englewood, CO 80112
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (303) 824-4000
(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):
The annual meeting of shareholders of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 4, 2011. The proposals are described in the Company’s Proxy Statement in connection with the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. As of the record date, there were a total of 111,768,403 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the annual meeting. At the annual meeting 104,748,089 shares of common stock were represented in person or by proxy. Therefore, a quorum was present.
Proposal 1 — Election of Directors
The number of directors is fixed at ten and the following persons were nominated to serve, and were elected, as directors of the Company. The voting results for each nominee were as follows:
Proposal 2 — The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012>
The shareholders were asked to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The appointment was ratified with 103,700,392 shares voting for, 1,003,033 shares voting against, and 44,664 shares abstaining.
Proposal 3 – Advisory vote on Executive Compensation
The shareholders were asked to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s executive officers, as described in the Company’s Proxy. The proposal was passed by the shareholders with 96,827,508 shares in favor, 2,124,260 shares against, 445,317 shares abstaining, and 5,351,004 broker non-votes.
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.