Duke Energy Corporation 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 3, 2012
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) Duke Energy Corporation (the Corporation) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting) on May 3, 2012.
(b) At the meeting, shareholders elected all 11 of the directors nominated by the Board of Directors and ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Corporations independent public accountant for 2012. Each director received a greater number of votes cast for his or her election than votes cast withheld for his or her election as reflected below. The shareholders approved a non-binding, advisory vote on the Corporations named executive officer compensation. The amendment of the Amended and Restated Certification of Incorporation of the Corporation was not approved as it required the approval of 80% of the outstanding shares of the Corporation. Two shareholder proposals presented at the meeting also failed to receive approval. For more information on the proposals, see Duke Energys proxy statement dated March 22, 2012. Set forth below are the final voting results for each of the proposals.
· Election of Director Nominees
· Proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent public accountant for 2012
· Approval, on an advisory basis, of Duke Energy Corporations named executive officer compensation
· Amendment of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Duke Energy Corporation
· Shareholder proposal regarding the issuance of a report on the financial risks of continued reliance on coal
· Shareholder Proposal regarding an amendment to our organizational documents to require majority voting for the election of directors
(c) Not applicable.
(d) Not applicable.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.