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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): May 21, 2020

 

BLACKROCK, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE

 

001-33099

 

32-0174431

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York

 

10055

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 810-5300

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

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))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 par value

 

BLK

 

New York Stock Exchange

1.250% Notes due 2025

 

BLK25

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2020, BlackRock, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The following are the voting results on each matter submitted to the Company’s shareholders at the Annual Meeting. All director nominees were elected (Item 1). The proposal to approve the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement, through a non-binding advisory vote, was approved (Item 2). Additionally, shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year 2020 (Item 3). Further, the shareholder proposal regarding production of a report on the “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” was not approved (Item 4).

Below are detailed voting results on each matter voted on and described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.

Item 1 – Election to the Company’s Board of Directors of the following 16 nominees:

 

For

   

Against

   

Abstentions

   

Broker Non-Votes

Bader M. Alsaad

   

131,325,068

     

512,155

     

109,570

   

10,277,578

Mathis Cabiallavetta

   

130,262,931

     

1,563,589

     

120,273

   

10,277,578

Pamela Daley

   

131,257,965

     

584,421

     

104,407

   

10,277,578

Jessica P. Einhorn

   

129,713,938

     

2,128,791

     

104,064

   

10,277,578

Laurence D. Fink

   

129,168,307

     

2,414,655

     

363,831

   

10,277,578

William E. Ford

   

128,784,001

     

3,051,659

     

111,133

   

10,277,578

Fabrizio Freda

   

131,358,235

     

481,408

     

107,150

   

10,277,578

Murry S. Gerber

   

128,009,825

     

3,816,417

     

120,551

   

10,277,578

Margaret L. Johnson

   

129,455,474

     

2,386,105

     

105,214

   

10,277,578

Robert S. Kapito

   

130,620,645

     

1,216,115

     

110,033

   

10,277,578

Cheryl D. Mills

   

129,675,619

     

2,165,928

     

105,246

   

10,277,578

Gordon M. Nixon

   

127,883,939

     

3,954,417

     

108,437

   

10,277,578

Charles H. Robbins

   

131,320,749

     

515,471

     

110,573

   

10,277,578

Marco Antonio Slim Domit

   

123,870,076

     

7,967,098

     

109,619

   

10,277,578

Susan L. Wagner

   

131,033,634

     

809,918

     

103,241

   

10,277,578

Mark Wilson

   

131,335,971

     

500,932

     

109,890

   

10,277,578

Item 2 – Approval, in a non-binding advisory vote, of the compensation for named executive officers:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

124,044,408

 

7,511,394

 

390,991

 

10,277,578

Item 3 – Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year 2020:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

140,314,364

 

1,782,645

 

127,362

 

0

Item 4 – Shareholder proposal regarding production of a report on the “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation”:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

4,992,212

 

124,592,178

 

2,362,403

 

10,277,578


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. 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

(Registrant)

             

Date: May 22, 2020

 

 

By:

 

/s/ R. Andrew Dickson III

 

 

 

R. Andrew Dickson III

 

 

 

Corporate Secretary

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