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International Business Machines 8-K 2012

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  1. 8-K
  2. 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report: April 24, 2012

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York

 

1-2360

 

13-0871985

(State of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS employer Identification No.)

 

ARMONK, NEW YORK

 

10504

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

914-499-1900

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 5.07.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

IBM held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 24, 2012.  For more information on the following proposals, see the company’s proxy statement dated March 12, 2012, the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference.  Below are the final voting results.

 

·                  The stockholders elected each of the fourteen nominees to the Board of Directors for a one-year term by a majority of the votes cast:

 

DIRECTOR

 

FOR

 

AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

 

BROKER
NON-VOTES

 

A.J.P. Belda

 

686,812,486

 

58,242,084

 

4,186,153

 

178,742,193

 

W.R. Brody

 

738,539,332

 

6,680,122

 

4,017,288

 

178,742,193

 

K.I. Chenault

 

722,684,028

 

22,510,375

 

4,034,067

 

178,742,193

 

M.L. Eskew

 

678,991,490

 

65,962,032

 

4,286,234

 

178,742,193

 

D.N. Farr

 

739,218,740

 

5,784,066

 

4,231,753

 

178,742,193

 

S.A. Jackson

 

670,119,727

 

74,688,887

 

4,422,476

 

178,742,193

 

A.N. Liveris

 

691,774,721

 

52,865,839

 

4,601,062

 

178,742,193

 

W.J. McNerney, Jr.

 

722,647,797

 

22,494,670

 

4,094,935

 

178,742,193

 

J.W. Owens

 

738,489,981

 

6,219,538

 

4,522,831

 

178,742,193

 

S.J. Palmisano

 

734,094,473

 

11,798,164

 

3,347,283

 

178,742,193

 

V.M. Rometty

 

739,335,400

 

6,299,367

 

3,600,427

 

178,742,193

 

J.E. Spero

 

738,253,287

 

6,959,147

 

4,015,530

 

178,742,193

 

S. Taurel

 

734,485,110

 

10,539,888

 

4,204,472

 

178,742,193

 

L.H. Zambrano

 

702,127,826

 

42,854,401

 

4,249,691

 

178,742,193

 

 

·                  The stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the company:

 

For

 

907,372,177

 

Against

 

17,176,589

 

Abstain

 

3,420,575

 

 

·      Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

 

For

 

714,118,398

 

96.21

%

Against

 

28,146,005

 

3.79

%

Abstain

 

6,955,446

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

178,742,193

 

 

 

 

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Two stockholder proposals were presented at the meeting.

 

·                  Stockholder Proposal to Review Political Contributions – Trade Associations Policy:

 

For

 

69,840,656

 

9.73

%

Against

 

647,698,773

 

90.27

%

Abstain

 

31,695,370

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

178,742,193

 

 

 

 

·                  Stockholder Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Policies and Practices:

 

For

 

70,316,189

 

9.80

%

Against

 

646,942,269

 

90.20

%

Abstain

 

31,978,413

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

178,742,193

 

 

 

 

The Stockholder Proposal on Cumulative Voting was not presented at the meeting.

 

IBM’s 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.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

Date: April 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/  Maureen Sladek

 

 

 

 

 

Maureen Sladek

 

 

 

 

 

Associate General Counsel and

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Secretary

 

 

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