Greif Bros. 8-K 2017
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): March 1, 2017 (February 23, 2017)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (740) 549-6000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of the Company was held on February 28, 2017. At the Annual Meeting, the holders of the Company’s Class B Common Stock (the “Class B Stockholders”) voted on the following proposals and cast their votes as described below.
To elect as directors for one-year terms Michael J. Gasser, Peter G. Watson, Vicki L. Avril, Bruce A. Edwards, Mark A. Emkes, John F. Finn, Daniel J. Gunsett, Judith D. Hook, John W. McNamara and Patrick J. Norton, the ten persons recommended by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the “Nominating Committee”), all of whom are currently directors of the Company.
To consider and act upon a proposal to amend a material term of the Company’s Performance-Based Incentive Compensation Plan, hereinafter referred to as the “Short Term Incentive Plan” or “STIP,” and to reaffirm the material terms of the STIP as modified and described in the Company's definitive Proxy Statement for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Proxy Statement").
To consider and vote upon the following resolution concerning the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers:
“Resolved, that the Class B Common Stockholders hereby approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation, as disclosed in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section and compensation tables, as well as the other narrative executive compensation disclosures, contained in the Company’s Proxy Statement, of the Company’s named executive officers identified in the Proxy Statement.”
This vote was advisory and therefore is not binding upon the Board. However, the Compensation Committee will take into account the outcome of the vote when considering future executive compensation arrangements.
To consider and vote on the frequency of conducting future advisory votes concerning the approval of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. Class B stockholders voted to have a resolution concerning approval of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers presented (a) every year, (b) every two years or (c) every three years, or to abstain from such vote if they desired. This vote was advisory and therefore is not binding upon the Board.
Section 8 - Other Events
On February 23, 2017, Greif, Inc. issued a statement concerning its Commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.