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Wal-Mart 8-K 2011

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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 3, 2011

 

 

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 3, 2011 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 18, 2011. 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

     2,859,928,456         52,545,582         2,749,152         248,522,010   

James W. Breyer

     2,899,437,610         13,089,642         2,695,938         248,522,010   

M. Michele Burns

     2,877,388,089         35,175,451         2,659,650         248,522,010   

James I. Cash, Jr.

     2,906,203,608         6,339,722         2,679,860         248,522,010   

Roger C. Corbett

     2,896,506,724         15,475,432         3,241,034         248,522,010   

Douglas N. Daft

     2,905,398,050         6,600,112         3,225,028         248,522,010   

Michael T. Duke

     2,901,331,994         11,246,012         2,645,184         248,522,010   

Gregory B. Penner

     2,894,380,964         18,058,592         2,783,634         248,522,010   

Steven S Reinemund

     2,896,921,125         15,609,980         2,692,085         248,522,010   

H. Lee Scott, Jr.

     2,885,619,584         26,995,256         2,608,350         248,522,010   

Arne M. Sorenson

     2,855,121,448         57,451,417         2,650,325         248,522,010   

Jim C. Walton

     2,891,036,048         21,677,157         2,509,985         248,522,010   

S. Robson Walton

     2,889,274,073         23,427,081         2,522,036         248,522,010   

Christopher J. Williams

     2,905,614,492         6,869,701         2,738,997         248,522,010   

Linda S. Wolf

     2,905,230,048         6,315,526         3,677,616         248,522,010   

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, 2012. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

3,146,131,563

  14,386,106   3,227,531

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

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. The Company’s shareholders voted upon and approved, by nonbinding, advisory vote, the compensation of our named executive officers. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker

Non-Votes

2,881,220,955

  28,875,626   5,126,609   248,522,010

Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation. The Company’s shareholders voted upon a nonbinding, advisory proposal regarding the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of our named executive officers. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

1 Year

 

2 Years

 

3 Years

 

Abstain

 

Broker

Non-Votes

2,813,769,720

  8,536,475   88,219,490   4,697,505   248,522,010

 

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Based on this result and in accordance with the previous recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors, the Company will hold a nonbinding, advisory vote on the compensation of its named executive officers annually until the next required vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on executive compensation.

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    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

293,442,033

   2,437,063,431    184,717,726    248,522,010

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    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

367,713,799

   2,402,443,379    145,066,012    248,522,010

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    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

539,951,596

   2,369,864,157    5,407,437    248,522,010

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding annual sustainability reports by the Company’s suppliers. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

   Against    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

55,074,457

   2,701,517,212    158,631,521    248,522,010

 

3


The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding preparing a report on business risks related to climate change. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For

   Against    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes

30,202,116

   2,736,239,405    148,781,669    248,522,010

 

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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, 2011

 

WAL-MART STORES, INC.
By:  

/s/ Gordon Y. Allison

  Gordon Y. Allison
  Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate

 

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