SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
June 2, 2017
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(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:
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (the “Meeting”) of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 2, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. As of the close of business on April 7, 2017, the record date for the Meeting, there were 3,031,556,234 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding, with each share entitled to one vote. The holders of 2,810,234,568 shares of the Company’s common stock were present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting. At the 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 eleven persons nominated for election as directors as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement dated April 20, 2017. The following table sets forth the vote of the shareholders at the meeting with respect to the election of directors:
James I. Cash, Jr.
Timothy P. Flynn
Carla A. Harris
Thomas W. Horton
Marissa A. Mayer
C. Douglas McMillon
Gregory B. Penner
Steven S Reinemund
Kevin Y. Systrom
S. Robson Walton
Steuart L. Walton
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:
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. 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 the Company’s named executive officers, as described in the Company’s proxy statement dated April 20, 2017. The votes on this proposal were as follows:
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 accountants for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2018. The votes on this proposal were as follows:
There were no broker non-votes with respect to this proposal.
The Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal regarding a policy that the chairman of the Company’s board of directors be independent. The votes on this proposal were as follows:
The shareholder proponent or his appointed representative did not appear and present the proposal requesting that the Company's governing documents be amended to allow shareholders to make nominations for the Company's board of directors. Therefore, the proposal was not considered or voted on at the meeting.
Then, the Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal requesting that the Company nominate for election at least one director who is independent and has environmental expertise. The votes on this proposal were as follows:
Pursuant to the advance-notice requirement of the Company’s bylaws, the Company’s shareholders voted upon and rejected a shareholder proposal that was raised from the floor of the annual meeting and requested annual reporting of certain demographic information about our Walmart U.S. associates. The votes on this proposal were as follows:
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 6, 2017
WAL-MART STORES, INC.
/s/ Gordon Y. Allison
Gordon Y. Allison
Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate