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Hillshire Brands Co 8-K 2011

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Sara Lee Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   October 27, 2011

Sara Lee Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland 1-3344 36-2089049
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, Illinois   60515
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (630) 598-6000

Not Applicable
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)
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[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

Sara Lee Corporation (“Sara Lee”) held its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders on October 27, 2011. A total of 493,871,723 shares of Sara Lee common stock, or 83.61% of our outstanding shares of common stock, were represented at the annual meeting in person or by proxy. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a stockholder vote at the annual meeting are as follows:  

1.   The stockholders elected 12 directors to each serve a one-year term until our 2012 annual meeting of stockholders or until his or her successor has been duly chosen and qualified. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
  For   Withheld   Abstain   Broker
Christopher B. Begley
    415,028,425       5,884,962       1,279,266       71,679,070  
Jan Bennink
    412,851,266       7,891,282       1,450,105       71,679,070  
Crandall C. Bowles
    414,540,184       6,337,970       1,314,499       71,679,070  
Virgis W. Colbert
    342,983,989       75,601,416       3,607,248       71,679,070  
James S. Crown
    410,746,489       10,232,251       1,213,913       71,679,070  
Laurette T. Koellner
    414,904,044       6,037,891       1,250,718       71,679,070  
Cornelis J.A. van Lede
    378,269,459       42,650,213       1,272,981       71,679,070  
Dr. John McAdam
    378,043,254       42,783,360       1,366,039       71,679,070  
Sir Ian Prosser
    414,463,978       6,502,997       1,225,678       71,679,070  
Norman R. Sorensen
    415,078,383       5,811,443       1,302,827       71,679,070  
Jeffrey W. Ubben
    408,509,920       12,340,759       1,341,974       71,679,070  
Jonathan P. Ward
    415,115,393       5,794,915       1,282,345       71,679,070  

2.   The stockholders ratified the appointment of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP as Sara Lee’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2012. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
  Against   Abstentions
    8,201,774       1,735,360  

3.   The stockholders approved the advisory vote on executive compensation. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
For   Against   Abstentions  
  401,161,445       8,208,775       12,822,433    

4.   The stockholders recommended, on an advisory basis, that Sara Lee conduct future executive compensation votes every year. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
One Year   Two Years   Three Years   Abstentions  
  345,885,369       1,490,498       62,852,954       11,963,382    

In accordance with the recommendation of the stockholders, our Board of Directors has decided to include an advisory stockholder vote on executive compensation in our proxy materials every year until the next required advisory vote on the frequency of an executive compensation vote, which will occur no later than our 2017 annual meeting of stockholders.

5.   The stockholders voted on a stockholder proposal requesting a report on political contributions, which was defeated. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
For   Against   Abstentions  
  49,212,290       326,702,216       46,278,147    


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.

    Sara Lee Corporation
November 1, 2011   By:   Helen N. Kaminski
        Name: Helen N. Kaminski
        Title: Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities
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