Marriott International 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 4, 2012
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (301) 380-3000
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:
The bylaws of Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott) provide that the fiscal year of Marriott shall be fixed by the resolution of the board of directors (the Board). On May 4, 2012, the Board approved a resolution changing Marriotts financial reporting to a calendar year end beginning with the 2013 fiscal year. Marriotts 2013 fiscal year will begin on December 29, 2012 (the day after the end of the 2012 fiscal year) and will end on December 31, 2013. Subsequent fiscal years will begin on January 1 and end on December 31. Marriotts quarterly results will be for three month periods ending March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, except that the period ending March 31, 2013 will also include December 29, 2012 through December 31, 2012. The company believes these changes will allow the simplification of transaction and reporting processes to support future growth. Historical results will not be restated.
Historically (and continuing for the 2012 fiscal year) Marriotts fiscal year was a 52-53 week fiscal year that ended on the Friday nearest to December 31. Historically (and continuing for the 2012 fiscal year) Marriotts quarterly results were for twelve week periods for the first, second, and third quarters and for a sixteen week period (or in some cases a seventeen week period) for the fourth quarter.
Marriotts Form 10-K for the 2013 fiscal year will include the period from December 29, 2012 to December 31, 2012. This period will also be included in Marriotts Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ending March 31, 2013. A copy of Marriotts press release is attached as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference.
On May 4, 2012, Marriott held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. At the Annual Meeting, shareholders considered: 1) the election of the ten director nominees named in the proxy statement; 2) the ratification of the independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2012; and 3) an advisory resolution to approve the compensation of Marriotts named executive officers. Marriotts shareholders voted as follows on these matters:
On May 4, 2012 the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirteen cents ($0.13) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on June 22, 2012 to shareholders of record on May 18, 2012. A copy of Marriotts press release is attached as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed with this report:
Exhibit 99 - Press release issued on May 4, 2012.
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.