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Wal-Mart 8-K 2010

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Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 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): June 4, 2010

 

 

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-06991   71-0415188

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

702 S.W. 8th Street

Bentonville, Arkansas 72716

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (479) 273-4000

 

 

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)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ 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

The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 4, 2010 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. At that meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on the matters set forth below.

Election of Directors

The Company’s shareholders elected for one-year terms all persons nominated for election as directors as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement dated April 19, 2010. The following table sets forth the vote of the shareholders at the meeting with respect to the election of directors:

 

Nominee

   For    Against    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

Aida M. Alvarez

   3,071,671,694    20,312,586    2,193,392    240,238,188

James W. Breyer

   3,071,304,852    20,637,629    2,235,191    240,238,188

M. Michele Burns

   3,045,272,313    46,708,239    2,197,120    240,238,188

James I. Cash Jr.

   3,070,909,905    21,032,099    2,235,668    240,238,188

Roger C. Corbett

   3,070,737,592    21,208,126    2,231,954    240,238,188

Douglas N. Daft

   2,782,416,401    309,227,843    2,533,428    240,238,188

Michael T. Duke

   3,066,119,479    25,918,861    2,139,332    240,238,188

Gregory B. Penner

   3,057,825,311    33,741,094    2,611,267    240,238,188

Steven S Reinemund

   3,059,353,277    32,508,097    2,316,298    240,238,188

H. Lee Scott, Jr.

   3,059,199,454    32,934,724    2,043,494    240,238,188

Arne M. Sorenson

   3,019,740,599    71,890,714    2,546,359    240,238,188

Jim C. Walton

   3,060,095,325    32,077,321    2,005,026    240,238,188

S. Robson Walton

   3,059,647,548    32,534,624    1,995,500    240,238,188

Christopher J. Williams

   3,070,813,825    21,066,313    2,297,534    240,238,188

Linda S. Wolf

   2,695,630,799    395,038,025    3,508,848    240,238,188

Company Proposals

Ratification of Independent Accountants. The Company’s shareholders voted upon and approved the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2011. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

3,313,758,053

   17,554,373    3,103,434

There were no broker non-votes with respect to this proposal.

Stock Incentive Plan of 2010. The Company’s shareholders voted upon and approved the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan of 2010. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

  

Broker

Non-Votes

2,686,752,629

   402,315,793    5,109,250    240,238,188

ASDA Limited Sharesave Plan 2000. The Company’s shareholders voted upon and approved amendments to the ASDA Limited Sharesave Plan 2000. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstain

  

Broker

Non-Votes

2,935,783,738

   153,850,307    4,543,627    240,238,188

 

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Shareholder Proposals

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding an amendment to the Company’s equal employment opportunity policy to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and to implement that amended non-discrimination policy. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

418,301,156    2,454,756,584    221,119,932    240,238,188

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding a policy requiring an advisory shareholder vote on executive compensation at each annual shareholders’ meeting. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

607,714,208

   2,450,387,113    36,076,351    240,238,188

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding preparing a report on the Company’s political contributions. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

418,959,605

   2,429,397,412    245,820,655    240,238,188

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding shareholders being permitted to call special shareholders’ meetings. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

666,998,381

   2,422,237,037    4,942,254    240,238,188

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding controlled-atmosphere killing of poultry by the Company’s suppliers. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

39,558,278

   2,806,284,523    248,334,871    240,238,188

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding preparing a report on the Company’s lobbying priorities. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstentions

  

Broker

Non-Votes

65,438,533

   2,789,742,918    238,996,221    240,238,188

 

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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: June 9, 2010

 

WAL-MART STORES, INC.

By:  

/s/ Gordon Y. Allison

  Gordon Y. Allison
  Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate

 

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