SunTrust Banks 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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SunTrust Banks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective April 24, 2012, J. Hicks Lanier and Frank S. Royal, M.D. retired from the board of directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (the “Company”) in accordance with the Company's bylaws which provide that an independent director is not eligible to serve as a director for a term which begins following his or her 72nd birthday.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The annual meeting of the shareholders of SunTrust Banks, Inc. was held on April 24, 2012. Represented at the meeting were 458,343,577 shares of 539,263,277 eligible shares. At the meeting, the shareholders of SunTrust took the following actions, and cast the following votes:
1. Shareholders elected the following persons as directors of SunTrust:
2. Shareholders approved (91.5% of the votes cast) the non-binding advisory vote ("say-on-pay") resolution regarding the compensation of the Company's executives as described in the Summary Compensation Table as well as in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the other executive compensation tables and related discussion.
3. Shareholders ratified (98.2% of the votes cast) the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of SunTrust for 2012.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
In connection with the election of a new director, Donna Morea, SunTrust's Board of Directors approved new committee assignments. Ms. Morea was assigned to the Audit and the Governance and Nominating Committees. Effective immediately, the Board's committees will be comprised of the following directors:
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, thereunto duly authorized.