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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 14, 2021

SEMPRA ENERGY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

California 1-14201 33-0732627
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
488 8th Avenue, San Diego, California
92101
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code
(619) 696-2000

(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 Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Sempra Energy Common Stock, without par value SRE NYSE
Sempra Energy 6.75% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series B, $100 liquidation preference SREPRB NYSE
Sempra Energy 5.75% Junior Subordinated Notes Due 2079, $25 par value SREA NYSE
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
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 2021 Annual Shareholders Meeting of Sempra Energy (the “Company”) was held on May 14, 2021. At the Annual Shareholders Meeting, the Company’s shareholders:

(1)elected for the ensuing year all 12 of the director nominees up for election and listed below;
(2)ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021;
(3)approved, on an advisory basis, the Company's executive compensation as reported in the Company's proxy statement for the Annual Shareholders Meeting;
(4)did not approve a shareholder proposal requesting an amendment to the Company’s proxy access bylaw to eliminate the shareholder nominating group limit; and
(5)did not approve a shareholder proposal requesting a report on the alignment of the Company’s lobbying activities with the Paris Agreement.

Below are the final voting results for each matter voted on at the Annual Shareholders Meeting, as certified by the Company’s inspector of election at such meeting.

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

Nominees Votes For % of Votes Cast Votes
Against
% of Votes Cast Abstentions Broker
Non-Votes
Alan L. Boeckmann 249,747,697  99.21  % 2,000,785  0.79  % 307,546  20,166,671 
Andrés Conesa 249,853,208  99.25  % 1,888,449  0.75  % 314,371  20,166,671 
Maria Contreras-Sweet 248,694,552  98.79  % 3,049,511  1.21  % 311,965  20,166,671 
Pablo A. Ferrero 250,578,010  99.54  % 1,167,989  0.46  % 310,029  20,166,671 
William D. Jones 241,325,690  95.87  % 10,395,204  4.13  % 335,134  20,166,671 
Jeffrey W. Martin 233,641,116  93.15  % 17,183,779  6.85  % 1,231,133  20,166,671 
Bethany J. Mayer 249,411,480  99.07  % 2,342,329  0.93  % 302,219  20,166,671 
Michael N. Mears 250,282,377  99.42  % 1,466,687  0.58  % 306,964  20,166,671 
Jack T. Taylor 249,792,775  99.22  % 1,952,436  0.78  % 310,817  20,166,671 
Cynthia L. Walker 250,493,661  99.49  % 1,273,025  0.51  % 289,342  20,166,671 
Cynthia J. Warner 250,366,060  99.45  % 1,372,375  0.55  % 317,593  20,166,671 
James C. Yardley 250,486,009  99.50  % 1,251,024  0.50  % 318,995  20,166,671 

As previously reported in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Shareholders Meeting and in accordance with its director retirement policy, Kathleen L. Brown was not nominated to stand for re-election as a director of the Company at the Annual Shareholders Meeting. Accordingly, Ms. Brown retired as a director of the Company effective May 14, 2021.

Proposal 2: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Votes % of Votes Cast
Votes For 262,541,997  96.55  %
Votes Against 9,371,589  3.45  %
Abstentions 309,113  —  %
Broker Non-Votes —  —  %





Proposal 3: Advisory Approval of the Company’s Executive Compensation

Votes % of Votes Cast
Votes For 244,113,359  97.11  %
Votes Against 7,267,393  2.89  %
Abstentions 675,276  —  %
Broker Non-Votes 20,166,671  —  %

Proposal 4: Shareholder Proposal Requesting an Amendment to the Company’s Proxy Access Bylaw to Eliminate the
Shareholder Nominating Group Limit

Votes % of Votes Cast
Votes For 61,186,471  24.66  %
Votes Against 186,887,044  75.34  %
Abstentions 3,982,513  —  %
Broker Non-Votes 20,166,671  —  %

Proposal 5: Shareholder Proposal Requesting a Report on Alignment of the Company’s Lobbying Activities with the Paris
Agreement

Votes % of Votes Cast
Votes For 92,978,629  37.47  %
Votes Against 155,179,155  62.53  %
Abstentions 3,898,244  —  %
Broker Non-Votes 20,166,671  —  %



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.

SEMPRA ENERGY,
(Registrant)
Date: May 18, 2021 By: /s/ Peter R. Wall
Peter R. Wall
Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer




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