Union Pacific 8-K 2017
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 15, 2017 (May 11, 2017)
UNION PACIFIC CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (402) 544-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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