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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549-1004

 

 

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 14, 2021

 

 

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

DELAWARE   001-34960   27-0756180

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan   48265-3000
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(313) 667-1500

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

 

 

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, $0.01 par value   GM   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.

 

(a)

General Motors Company (“GM”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 14, 2021.

 

(b)

GM shareholders voted on the matters set forth below, with final voting results indicated. For the election of Directors, each nominee who received a majority of votes cast (i.e., votes for exceeded votes against, with abstentions having no effect) was elected as a Director. All other items were approved if the number of shares voted for exceeded the number of shares voted against, with abstentions counted as votes against. The proposals are further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2021.

(1)    Election of Directors. GM’s shareholders elected the Board’s nominees for one-year terms:

 

Director    Votes For      %      Votes Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes  

Mary T. Barra

     1,040,792,842        95.68        46,960,109        5,528,783        132,611,618  

Wesley G. Bush

     1,083,219,771        99.21        8,677,233        1,384,730        132,611,618  

Linda R. Gooden

     1,086,947,103        99.51        5,338,151        996,480        132,611,618  

Joseph Jimenez

     1,086,248,464        99.46        5,943,467        1,089,803        132,611,618  

Jane L. Mendillo

     1,082,069,722        99.07        10,172,673        1,039,339        132,611,618  

Judith A. Miscik

     1,076,334,551        98.61        15,117,023        1,830,160        132,611,618  

Patricia F. Russo

     989,022,872        91.19        95,538,219        8,720,643        132,611,618  

Thomas M. Schoewe

     1,080,096,714        98.92        11,785,544        1,399,476        132,611,618  

Carol M. Stephenson

     1,063,118,693        97.37        28,703,896        1,459,145        132,611,618  

Mark A. Tatum

     1,090,260,370        99.82        1,928,091        1,093,273        132,611,618  

Devin N. Wenig

     1,089,784,412        99.78        2,393,435        1,103,887        132,611,618  

Margaret C. Whitman

     1,089,916,888        99.79        2,305,587        1,059,259        132,611,618  

(2)    Board Proposal to Approve, on an Advisory Basis, Named Executive Officer Compensation. GM’s shareholders approved, by advisory vote, the compensation of GM’s named executive officers.

 

Votes For

     1,041,571,689        95.27

Votes Against

     49,557,454     

Abstentions

     2,152,591     

Broker Non-Votes

     132,611,618     

(3)    Board Proposal to Ratify the Selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2021. GM’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as GM’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.

 

Votes For

     1,219,955,584        99.52

Votes Against

     4,799,525     

Abstentions

     1,138,243     

Broker Non-Votes

     0     


(4)    Shareholder Proposal Regarding Shareholder Written Consent. GM’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding shareholder written consent.

 

Votes For

     541,477,920        49.53

Votes Against

     546,534,712     

Abstentions

     5,269,102     

Broker Non-Votes

     132,611,618     

(5)    A Shareholder Proposal Regarding A Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets as a Performance Element of Executive Compensation. GM’s shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal regarding a report on greenhouse gas emissions targets as a performance element of executive compensation.

 

Votes For

     171,614,149        15.70

Votes Against

     882,422,286     

Abstentions

     39,245,299     

Broker Non-Votes

     132,611,618     


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.

 

  GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
  (Registrant)
By:  

/s/ Ann Cathcart Chaplin

  Ann Cathcart Chaplin
  Corporate Secretary & Deputy General Counsel

Date: June 16, 2021

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