Panera Bread Company 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 22, 2012
PANERA BREAD COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 314-984-1000
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At the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 17, 2012 (the “2012 Annual Meeting”), the stockholders of Panera Bread Company (the “Company”) elected the two director nominees; approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 25, 2012.
The Company's stockholders re-elected Domenic Colasacco and Thomas E. Lynch as Class II directors, each to serve until the Company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, or until his respective successor has been duly elected and qualified. In addition, the terms of office of the following directors continued after the 2012 Annual Meeting: Fred K. Foulkes, Ronald M. Shaich, Larry J. Franklin and William W. Moreton.
The proposals acted upon at the 2012 Annual Meeting and the voting tabulation for each proposal is as follows:
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.