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
 
March 10, 2023
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 


Apple Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



California
001-36743 94-2404110
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
One Apple Park Way
Cupertino, California 95014
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(408) 996-1010
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not applicable
(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 each exchange
on which registered
         
Common Stock, $0.00001 par value per share

AAPL

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 1.375% Notes due 2024
 
  The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
0.000% Notes due 2025







The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 0.875% Notes due 2025
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 1.625% Notes due 2026
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 2.000% Notes due 2027
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 1.375% Notes due 2029
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
3.050% Notes due 2029





The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 0.500% Notes due 2031
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 3.600% Notes due 2042
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC



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.
 
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Apple Inc. (“Apple”) was held on March 10, 2023. At the Annual Meeting, Apple’s shareholders voted on the following nine proposals and cast their votes as described below.
 
1.
The individuals listed below were elected at the Annual Meeting to serve as directors of Apple until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified:

 
For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
James Bell
9,465,679,895
66,756,373
27,788,697
3,199,709,505
Tim Cook
9,384,013,653
154,755,524
21,455,788
3,199,709,505
Al Gore
8,717,788,168
754,211,726
88,225,071
3,199,709,505
Alex Gorsky
9,345,154,817
185,107,464
29,962,684
3,199,709,505
Andrea Jung
8,886,421,911
638,629,879
35,173,175
3,199,709,505
Art Levinson
8,982,747,341
549,024,146
28,453,478
3,199,709,505
Monica Lozano
9,470,339,256
61,625,010
28,260,699
3,199,709,505
Ron Sugar
8,935,381,470
595,179,126
29,664,369
3,199,709,505
Sue Wagner
9,172,832,824
360,662,024
26,730,117
3,199,709,505

2.
A management proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Apple’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2023 was approved.
 
For
Against
Abstained
12,569,833,138
154,378,601
35,722,731

3.
An advisory resolution to approve executive compensation was approved.
 
For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
8,450,622,819
1,037,238,044
72,364,102
3,199,709,505

4.
A majority of shareholders voted for 1 Year on an advisory vote on the frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation.

1 Year
2 Years
3 Years
Abstained
9,373,118,972
30,603,953
122,956,354
33,545,686


Based on these results, and consistent with the recommendation of Apple’s board of directors (the “Board”), the Board has determined that Apple will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year.

5.
A shareholder proposal entitled “Civil Rights and Non-Discrimination Audit Proposal” was not approved.
 
For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
132,449,397
9,322,879,571
104,895,997
3,199,709,505

6.
A shareholder proposal entitled “Communist China Audit” was not approved.

For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
413,232,649
9,001,346,586
145,645,730
3,199,709,505

7.
A shareholder proposal on Board policy for communication with shareholder proponents was not approved.

For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
611,602,995
8,865,309,276
83,312,694
3,199,709,505

8.
A shareholder proposal entitled “Racial and Gender Pay Gaps” was not approved.

For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
3,186,369,941
6,227,476,677
146,378,347
3,199,709,505

9.
A shareholder proposal entitled “Shareholder Proxy Access Amendments” was not approved.

For
Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Vote
2,934,328,973
6,535,240,600
90,655,392
3,199,709,505


SIGNATURE
 
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.

Date: March 10, 2023
Apple Inc.




By:
/s/ Katherine Adams


Katherine Adams

 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary



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