Expeditors International of Washington 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 2, 2012
EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1015 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98104
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (206) 674-3400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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The information set forth below under Item 5.07 regarding the approval and ratification of the 2012 Stock Option Plan (the “2012 Plan”) is incorporated herein by reference. A summary of the 2012 Plan's terms was provided in the Company's definitive proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2012. This summary is incorporated herein by reference to the Proxy Statement and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2012 Plan and related form of stock option agreement, copies of which are attached as appendices to the Proxy Statement.
In addition, on May 2, 2012, the Amended 1985 Stock Option Plan (the “1985 Plan”) was terminated by the Board of Directors. No options were outstanding under the 1985 Plan.
At the annual meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) of shareholders of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (the “Company”) held on May 2, 2012, the shareholders of the Company: (1) elected each of the director nominees set forth below to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until a successor is elected and qualified; (2) approved, on a non-binding basis, the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers; (3) approved and ratified the adoption of the 2012 Plan; (4) ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012; and (5) did not approve a shareholder proposal to adopt an Independent Board Chairman Policy. No other business was transacted at the meeting. The final voting results of each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the shareholders of the Company at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
(2) To approve, on a non-binding basis, the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers:
(3) To approve and ratify the adoption of the 2012 Plan:
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.