Veeco Instruments 8-K 2012
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 4, 2012
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Terminal Drive, Plainview, New York 11803
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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.
On May 4, 2012, Veeco held its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. The matters voted on at the meeting were: (1) the election of three directors: Edward H. Braun, Richard A. DAmore and Keith D. Jackson; (2) an advisory vote on executive compensation; and (3) ratification of the Boards appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012. These matters are described in detail in the Companys proxy statement for the meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2012.
As of the record date for the meeting, there were 38,785,363 shares of common stock outstanding, each of which was entitled to one vote with respect to each of the matters voted on at the meeting. Each of the directors up for reelection was reelected and each of the other matters was approved by the required number of votes on each such matter. The terms of each of the following directors continued after the meeting: Gordon Hunter, Roger D. McDaniel, John R. Peeler and Peter J. Simone. The final voting results were as follows:
In connection with the re-election of directors, the Board approved the following changes, effective immediately following the annual meeting:
· The size of the Board was reduced from eight to seven members,
· Mr. Peeler was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors,
· Mr. Hunter was appointed Chairman of the Governance Committee,
· Mr. Jackson was appointed to the Audit Committee, and
· The Companys Corporate Governance Guidelines were amended. A copy of the amended guidelines can be found on the Companys website www.veeco.com, under the Corporate Governance heading, which is accessible via the Investors page.
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.