International Business Machines 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: October 25, 2011
(Date of earliest event reported)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES
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Item 5.02(d) Election of New Director.
On October 25, 2011, IBM announced that David N. Farr, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Co., has been elected to the IBM Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2012. The press release is Exhibit 99.1 of this Form 8-K. Mr. Farr is expected to become a member of IBMs Audit Committee. IBMs compensatory and other arrangements for non-management directors are set forth in the companys Proxy Statement dated March 7, 2011.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.