Owens-Illinois 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
February 28, 2009
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On February 28, 2009, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Owens-Illinois, Inc. (the Company) approved the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the Amended Bylaws) to adopt a majority vote standard for the election of directors in uncontested elections. The Amended Bylaws will become effective on the day immediately following the date of the 2009 annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company. The Amended Bylaws require that a nominee director must receive a greater number of votes for than votes against to be elected to the Board in an uncontested election.
Previously, in all elections of directors, directors were elected by the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes cast by the shares represented and entitled to vote in such elections.
The description in this Current Report of the Amended Bylaws is not intended to be a complete description thereof. The description is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Amended Bylaws which is attached as an exhibit to and incorporated by reference in this Current Report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.