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International Flavors & Fragrances 8-K 2012

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. 8-K
Form 8-K





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): May 1, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




New York   1-4858   13-1432060

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

521 West 57th Street, New York, New York   10019
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 765-5500


(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



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:


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


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


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


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




Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 1, 2012, Margaret Hayes Adame retired from the Board of Directors of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (the “Company”).

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

The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 1, 2012. At the Annual Meeting, (i) eleven members were elected to serve as directors of the Company; (ii) the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2012 was ratified; and (iii) the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved in an advisory vote. Each of these proposals is described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12, 2012 (the “Proxy Statement”). The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.

The directors elected to the Company’s Board for terms expiring at the Annual Meeting in the year 2013, as well as the number of votes cast for, votes cast against, votes abstained and broker non-votes with respect to each of these individuals are set forth below:


     For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  

Marcello Bottoli

     63,078,425         482,457         85,310         3,582,077   

Linda B. Buck

     63,423,955         143,552         78,685         3,582,077   

J. Michael Cook

     61,275,450         2,285,881         84,861         3,582,077   

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

     62,966,432         591,100         88,660         3,582,077   

Andreas Fibig

     63,399,142         161,999         85,051         3,582,077   

Alexandra A. Herzan

     63,090,904         477,139         78,149         3,582,077   

Henry W. Howell, Jr.

     63,447,332         111,767         87,093         3,582,077   

Katherine M. Hudson

     63,426,940         139,352         79,900         3,582,077   

Arthur C. Martinez

     54,150,115         9,392,172         103,905         3,582,077   

Dale F. Morrison

     63,339,774         161,051         85,367         3,582,077   

Douglas D. Tough

     60,279,195         3,275,482         91,515         3,582,077   

The proposal to ratify the Audit Committee’s selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent accountants for 2012 received the following votes:








Broker Non-Votes:


The advisory proposal to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement, including the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis”, the compensation tables and related narrative disclosure, received the following votes:








Broker Non-Votes:



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.


Dated: May 7, 2012     By:  

/s/ Anne Chwat

    Name:   Anne Chwat
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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