Piedmont Natural Gas Company 8-K 2012
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Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On March 8, 2012, Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. held its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders (the Annual Meeting). The proposals voted upon at the Annual Meeting, as well as the voting results for each proposal, including the numbers of votes cast for, against or withheld, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, are set forth below.
Proposal 1: Election of Board of Directors four nominees as Class II directors with terms expiring in 2015. All nominees were elected by the shareholders.
Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2012. The shareholders approved this proposal.
Proposal 3: Approval of amendments to the Companys Restated Articles of Incorporation to reduce supermajority voting thresholds. The shareholders did not approve this proposal.
Proposal 4: Approval of amendments to the Companys Amended and Restated Bylaws to reduce supermajority voting thresholds. The shareholders did not approve this proposal.
Proposal 5: Advisory vote on executive compensation. The shareholders approved this proposal on an advisory basis.
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.