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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 25, 2017

(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))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company                                              o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

 

 

 



 

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

 

(a) International Business Machines Corporation (IBM or the company) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 25, 2017. Below are the final voting results. For more information on the following proposals, see IBM’s proxy statement dated March 13, 2017, the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

(b)

 

· Election of Directors for a Term of One Year:

 

DIRECTOR

 

FOR

 

AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

 

BROKER
NON-VOTES

 

K.I. Chenault

 

543,308,501

 

64,238,389

 

4,198,962

 

165,585,849

 

M.L. Eskew

 

551,532,516

 

55,972,073

 

4,259,828

 

165,585,849

 

D.N. Farr

 

599,805,143

 

7,378,991

 

4,577,590

 

165,585,849

 

M. Fields

 

599,657,008

 

7,708,115

 

4,399,936

 

165,585,849

 

A. Gorsky

 

591,109,906

 

16,171,353

 

4,479,550

 

165,585,849

 

S.A. Jackson

 

567,044,187

 

40,542,738

 

4,177,342

 

165,585,849

 

A.N. Liveris

 

587,935,028

 

19,497,627

 

4,333,862

 

165,585,849

 

W.J. McNerney, Jr.

 

591,430,249

 

16,016,010

 

4,318,776

 

165,585,849

 

H.S. Olayan

 

598,092,837

 

9,037,764

 

4,634,693

 

165,585,849

 

J.W. Owens

 

594,563,952

 

12,905,006

 

4,295,831

 

165,585,849

 

V.M. Rometty

 

575,090,187

 

29,724,033

 

6,946,855

 

165,585,849

 

S. Taurel

 

574,329,239

 

33,028,522

 

4,406,995

 

165,585,849

 

P.R. Voser

 

598,872,070

 

8,247,483

 

4,643,367

 

165,585,849

 

 

· Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm:

 

For

 

753,469,998

 

97.49

%

Against

 

19,413,183

 

2.51

%

Abstain

 

4,465,931

 

 

 

 

· Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

 

For

 

328,165,946

 

54.25

%

Against

 

276,704,419

 

45.75

%

Abstain

 

6,891,763

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

165,585,849

 

 

 

 

· Advisory Vote Regarding Frequency of Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

 

1 Year

 

543,653,471

 

89.73

%

2 Years

 

4,410,760

 

0.73

%

3 Years

 

57,777,992

 

9.54

%

Abstain

 

5,921,873

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

165,585,849

 

 

 

 

(d) Based on the results of the vote regarding Frequency of Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation, the company

 

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will continue to provide an advisory vote on executive compensation on an annual basis.

 

· Stockholder Proposal on Lobbying Disclosure:

 

For

 

156,939,956

 

26.54

%

Against

 

434,295,363

 

73.46

%

Abstain

 

20,528,721

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

165,585,849

 

 

 

 

· Stockholder Proposal on Special Shareowner Meetings:

 

For

 

227,085,496

 

37.66

%

Against

 

375,969,420

 

62.34

%

Abstain

 

8,709,367

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

165,585,849

 

 

 

 

· Stockholder Proposal to Adopt a Proxy Access By-law:

 

For

 

357,727,206

 

59.43

%

Against

 

244,249,954

 

40.57

%

Abstain

 

9,790,396

 

 

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

165,585,849

 

 

 

 

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 28, 2017

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Christina M. Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

Christina M. Montgomery

 

 

Vice President and Secretary

 

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