Baxter International 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 8, 2012
Baxter International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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):
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 8, 2012, Baxter International Inc. (the Company) held its annual meeting of shareholders. Of the 556,327,808 shares outstanding and entitled to vote, 475,424,802 shares were represented at the meeting, constituting a quorum of 85.45%. The following is a summary of the matters voted on at the meeting. The percentages shown are percentages of votes cast.
(a) The three nominees for director were elected to serve three-year terms ending in 2015, as follows:
(b) The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for 2012 was ratified by the following vote.
(c) By the following vote, shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the 2011 compensation paid to the Companys named executive officers.
(d) By the following vote, shareholders approved the shareholder proposal relating to repealing the classified board.
(e) By the following vote, shareholders approved the shareholder proposal relating to simple majority voting.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 11, 2012