International Business Machines 8-K 2007
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
Date of Report: April 24, 2007
BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
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(a) Amendments to By-laws and Certificate of Incorporation:
On January 31, 2007, IBM announced that Dr. Charles M. Vest was not standing for re-election to IBM's Board of Directors at the company's annual meeting on April 24, 2007. Effective April 24, 2007 Article III, Section 2 of IBMs By-laws was amended to decrease the number of directors to twelve. The full text of IBMs By-laws, as amended, is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this report, and is incorporated by reference herein.
At IBMs 2007 Annual Meeting, the companys stockholders approved certain amendments to the companys Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate the statutory supermajority voting requirements that were applicable to the company under certain provisions of the New York Business Corporation Law. On April 27, 2007, the company filed those amendments with the New York State Department of State, by adding a new Article TWELVE to the companys Certificate of Incorporation. The full text of IBMs Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, is filed as Exhibit 3.2 to this report, and is incorporated by reference herein.
IBMs web site (www.ibm.com) contains a significant amount of information about IBM, including financial and other information for investors (www.ibm.com/investor/). IBM encourages investors to visit its various web sites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.
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.