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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION



Washington, D.C. 20549





 

 



 

 



FORM 8-K





 

 



 

 



CURRENT REPORT



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





Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 15, 2017 (May 11, 2017)





 

 



 

 



UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





 

 



 

 





 

 

Utah

1-6075

13-2626465

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)





 

 

 

1400 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska

68179

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (402) 544-5000



N/A

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):





 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company     



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


 

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



Union Pacific Corporation (the Company) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 11, 2017, online at UNP.onlineshareholdermeeting.com (the Meeting).  Of the 811,429,272 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting, 714,499,711 shares were present at the Meeting in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum of approximately 88.0%.  The shareholders of the Company’s common stock considered and voted upon five proposals at the Meeting.



Proposal 1 – Election of Directors



The holders of the common stock of the Company elected each of the following directors to serve a term of one year, ending at the time of the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2018 (or until a successor is elected) pursuant to the By-Laws of the Company and the applicable laws of the State of Utah:







 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Name

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

Andrew H. Card, Jr.

617,616,883  6,963,159  2,054,556  87,865,113 

Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

609,838,360  14,653,269  2,142,969  87,865,113 

David B. Dillon

618,374,806  6,017,034  2,242,758  87,865,113 

Lance M. Fritz

597,575,541  22,918,577  6,140,480  87,865,113 

Deborah C. Hopkins

621,243,684  3,178,922  2,211,992  87,865,113 

Jane H. Lute

617,845,707  6,749,521  2,039,370  87,865,113 

Michael R. McCarthy

610,354,703  14,067,888  2,212,007  87,865,113 

Michael W. McConnell

608,469,837  15,965,624  2,199,137  87,865,113 

Thomas F. McLarty III

613,950,916  10,482,938  2,200,744  87,865,113 

Steven R. Rogel

607,427,003  16,957,126  2,250,469  87,865,113 

Jose H. Villarreal

618,937,782  5,512,701  2,184,115  87,865,113 



Proposal 2 – Ratification of Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Year Ending December 31, 2017



The holders of the Company’s common stock voted for the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2017 by the following count:







 

 

 



 

 

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

698,022,838

13,104,721

3,372,152

0






 

Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation (“Say on Pay”)



The holders of the Company’s common stock approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers, by the following count:







 

 

 



 

 

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

422,014,728

201,228,166

3,391,704

87,865,113



Proposal 4 – Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes to Approve Executive Compensation (“Say on Frequency”)



The holders of the Company’s common stock approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the frequency of future advisory votes to approve the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers, by the following count:







 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

565,327,195

2,515,904

55,869,794

2,921,705

87,865,113



Based on the results of the vote, and consistent with the Company’s recommendation, the Board has determined to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation on an annual basis.



Proposal 5 – Shareholder Proposal Regarding Independent Chairman



A shareholder of the Company submitted a proposal requesting that the Board of Directors adopt a policy that the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be an independent director.  The holders of the Company’s common stock voted against Proposal 5 by the following count:







 

 

 



 

 

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

284,487,270

338,190,475

3,956,853

87,865,113









 

 


 

SIGNATURES



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.



Dated: May 15, 2017





 

 



UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION



 

 



 

 



By:

/s/ James J. Theisen, Jr.



 

James J. Theisen, Jr.



 

Associate General Counsel and

Assistant Secretary




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