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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

April 28, 2022
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

GENUINE PARTS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
GA 001-05690 58-0254510
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2999 WILDWOOD PARKWAY,  
ATLANTA, GA 30339
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(678) 934-5000
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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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, $1.00 par value per share GPC 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.

The 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Genuine Parts Company (the "Company") was held on April 28, 2022. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders (1) elected each of the persons listed to serve as a director of the Company with terms to expire at the 2023 Annual Meeting; (2) approved on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, including the Company's compensation practices and principles and their implementation; and (3) ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company for 2022.

The results of the vote of the Company's shareholders for each proposal:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors.
Name
For Votes
Withheld Votes
Broker Non-Votes
Elizabeth W. Camp
108,308,080 662,578 12,269,531
Richard Cox, Jr.
108,087,361 883,296 12,269,531
Paul D. Donahue 100,936,746 8,033,912 12,269,531
Gary P. Fayard
108,102,859 867,798 12,269,531
P. Russell Hardin
106,798,555 2,172,102 12,269,531
John R. Holder
105,156,380 3,814,277 12,269,531
Donna W. Hyland
107,060,100 1,910,558 12,269,531
John D. Johns
93,685,029 15,285,628 12,269,531
Jean-Jacques Lafont 106,753,852 2,216,806 12,269,531
Robert C. “Robin” Loudermilk, Jr.
106,230,806 2,739,852 12,269,531
Wendy B. Needham
103,311,245 5,659,413 12,269,531
Juliette W. Pryor 107,932,581 1,038,077 12,269,531
E. Jenner Wood, III
106,785,371 2,185,287 12,269,531

Proposal 2: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.
The shareholders approved the compensation of the Company’s executive officers, including the Company’s compensation practices and principles and their implementation. The holders of 98,364,938 shares of Common Stock voted in favor of the proposal, holders of 10,227,794 shares voted against, holders of 377,926 shares abstained, and there were 12,269,531 broker non-votes.

Proposal 3: Ratification of Selection of Independent Auditors.
The shareholders ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors of the Company for 2022. The holders of 114,947,042 shares of Common Stock voted in favor of the ratification, holders of 6,202,684 shares voted against, holders of 90,462 shares abstained, and there were 0 broker non-votes.




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.
         
    Genuine Parts Company
          
April 29, 2022   By:   /s/ Carol B. Yancey
       
        Name: Carol B. Yancey
        Title: Executive Vice President and CFO


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