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Colgate-Palmolive Company 8-K 2012

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. 8-K




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 16, 2011 (May 11, 2012)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   1-644   13-1815595
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
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



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):


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


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


o  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Item 5.07.       Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


(a)       The Company’s annual meeting of stockholders was held on May 11, 2012. 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.Nikesh Arora, John T. Cahill, Ian Cook, Helene D. Gayle, Ellen M. Hancock, Joseph Jimenez, Richard J. Kogan, Delano E. Lewis, J. Pedro Reinhard 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
  Nikesh Arora 340,482,446 2,385,153 667,006 56,125,986
  John T. Cahill  337,190,810 5,852,257 491,538 56,125,986
  Ian Cook 334,082,437 8,708,652 743,516 56,125,986
  Helene D. Gayle 339,714,552 3,272,492 547,561 56,125,986
  Ellen M. Hancock 338,269,867 4,702,349 562,389 56,125,986
  Joseph Jimenez 341,663,325 1,346,169 525,111 56,125,986
  Richard J. Kogan 336,211,842 6,385,261 937,502 56,125,986
  Delano E. Lewis 337,408,625 5,559,733 566,247 56,125,986
  J. Pedro Reinhard 339,136,060 3,927,329 471,216 56,125,986
  Stephen I. Sadove 332,779,662 10,275,430 479,513 56,125,986



2.The selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012 was ratified. The results of the vote were as follows:


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
394,374,501 4,655,556 630,534 0



3.An 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
330,714,651 11,137,878 1,682,076 56,125,986


4.A stockholder proposal regarding independent Board chair was not approved. The results of the vote were as follows:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
72,443,059 269,377,221 1,714,325 56,125,986


For information regarding the vote required for the approval of the matters voted on at the annual meeting, please see the Company’s 2012 Proxy Statement.





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.



Date:  May 16, 2012   By: /s/ Andrew D. Hendry                     
    Name:  Andrew D. Hendry
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary




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