SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|24 Schilling Road ||Suite 1|
|Hunt Valley ||Maryland||21031|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant's telephone number, including area code:||410||771-7301|
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||MKC-V||New York Stock Exchange|
|Common Stock Non-Voting||MKC||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 March 29, 2023, the Registrant held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, at which (i) directors were elected, (ii) Ernst & Young LLP’s appointment as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2023 was ratified, (iii) the compensation paid to the Registrant’s Named Executive Officers was approved in an advisory vote, and (iv) an advisory vote was taken on the frequency of future advisory stockholder votes on executive compensation. The proposals are described in detail in the Registrant's Proxy Statement.The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.
1. Registrant’s stockholders elected eleven directors to the Registrant’s Board of Directors, to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
|Anne L. Bramman||10,523,500||165,176||43,871||3,474,062|
|Michael A. Conway||10,091,450||599,142||41,955||3,474,062|
|Freeman A. Hrabowski, III||10,226,141||458,691||47,715||3,474,062|
|Lawrence E. Kurzius||10,504,241||201,477||26,829||3,474,062|
|Michael D. Mangan||10,204,427||488,789||39,331||3,474,062|
|Maritza G. Montiel ||10,584,282||108,540||39,725||3,474,062|
|Margaret M.V. Preston||10,643,472||58,321||30,754||3,474,062|
|Gary Rodkin ||10,453,727||240,275||38,545||3,474,062|
|W. Anthony Vernon||10,236,290||283,885||212,372||3,474,062|
2. Registrant’s stockholders ratified the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Registrant’s Independent Registered Public Accounting firm for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2023. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
3. Registrant’s stockholders approved in an advisory (non-binding) vote the compensation paid to the Registrant’s Named Executive Officers. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
4. Registrant’s stockholders voted, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on the frequency of stockholder votes on executive compensation. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
|Votes for Three Years||Votes for Two Years||Votes for One Year||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
In accordance with the voting results for Proposal 4, in which the choice receiving the highest number of votes was “One Year,” the Registrant’s Board of Directors has determined that future stockholder advisory (non-binding) votes on executive compensation will continue to be held every year. Accordingly, the next stockholder advisory (non-binding) vote on executive compensation will be held at the Registrant’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
No other matters were submitted for stockholder action.
Exhibit Number Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (the coverpage XBRL tags are embedded within
the Inline XBRL document).
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.
|McCORMICK & COMPANY, INCORPORATED|
|Date: March 31, 2023||By:|| ||/s/ Jeffery D. Schwartz |
| ||Jeffery D. Schwartz|
| ||Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|