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Wal-Mart 8-K 2012

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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 1, 2012

 

 

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 1, 2012 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 16, 2012. 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

     2,755,530,505         108,432,542         19,196,062         231,588,825   

James W. Breyer

     2,810,541,593         53,673,151         18,944,365         231,588,825   

M. Michele Burns

     2,684,979,818         179,192,287         18,987,004         231,588,825   

James I. Cash, Jr.

     2,756,666,074         106,388,337         20,104,698         231,588,825   

Roger C. Corbett

     2,836,297,434         27,146,653         19,715,022         231,588,825   

Douglas N. Daft

     2,821,457,298         35,513,364         26,188,447         231,588,825   

Michael T. Duke

     2,493,566,256         374,766,559         14,826,294         231,588,825   

Marissa A. Mayer

     2,855,392,066         18,890,784         8,876,259         231,588,825   

Gregory B. Penner

     2,780,728,994         83,064,309         19,365,806         231,588,825   

Steven S Reinemund

     2,842,232,473         32,009,101         8,917,535         231,588,825   

H. Lee Scott, Jr.

     2,425,695,527         450,062,354         7,401,228         231,588,825   

Arne M. Sorenson

     2,749,705,648         114,170,688         19,282,773         231,588,825   

Jim C. Walton

     2,766,331,851         92,105,128         24,722,130         231,588,825   

S. Robson Walton

     2,501,924,010         361,612,568         19,622,531         231,588,825   

Christopher J. Williams

     2,483,744,580         379,601,985         19,812,544         231,588,825   

Linda S. Wolf

     2,821,264,845         34,892,810         27,001,454         231,588,825   

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, 2013. The votes on this proposal were as follows:

 

For    Against    Abstain
3,089,777,341    19,786,597    5,183,996

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
2,843,382,750    33,130,618    6,645,741    231,588,825

 

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Shareholder Proposals

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
455,907,938    2,286,325,802    140,925,369    231,588,825

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding a director nomination policy. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For    Against    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes
57,264,600    2,712,359,232    113,535,277    231,588,825

The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding an annual report regarding the Company’s incentive compensation programs. The votes on the proposal were as follows:

 

For    Against    Abstain    Broker
Non-Votes
267,426,283    2,608,590,088    7,142,738    231,588,825

 

 

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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 4, 2012

 

WAL-MART STORES, INC.

By:

  /s/ Gordon Y. Allison
  Gordon Y. Allison
  Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate

 

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