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): January 25, 2019
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois||60015|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 315-2500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) The Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on January 25, 2019.
(b) Set forth below are the voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the Companys stockholders at the Annual Meeting:
Proposal No. 1: The stockholders voted for the election of the following directors to serve on the Board of Directors until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are elected and qualified (or any such directors earlier death, resignation or removal):
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker
José E. Almeida
Janice M. Babiak
David J. Brailer
William C. Foote
Ginger L. Graham
John A. Lederer
Dominic P. Murphy
Leonard D. Schaeffer
Nancy M. Schlichting
James A. Skinner
Proposal No. 2: The proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019 was approved. There were 777,599,697 votes for, 68,934,822 votes against, and 1,899,527 abstentions.
Proposal No. 3: The proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Companys named executive officers was approved. There were 651,776,192 votes for, 43,098,067 votes against, and 29,418,009 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal No. 4: The proposal regarding approval of the amendment and restatement of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan was approved. There were 717,710,392 votes for, 4,578,576 votes against, and 2,003,300 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal No. 5: The stockholder proposal requesting an independent Board Chairman was not approved. There were 274,382,050 votes for, 447,047,827 votes against, and 2,862,391 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal No. 6: The stockholder proposal regarding the use of GAAP financial metrics for purposes of determining senior executive compensation was not approved. There were 36,087,277 votes for, 684,421,018 votes against, and 3,783,973 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal No. 7: The stockholder proposal Stockholder proposal requesting report on governance measures related to opioids was approved. There were 427,983,034 votes for, 279,029,141 votes against, and 17,280,093 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
Proposal No. 8: The stockholder proposal regarding the ownership threshold for calling special meetings of stockholders was not approved. There were 275,240,236 votes for, 445,667,942 votes against, and 3,384,090 abstentions. There were 124,141,778 broker non-votes on this proposal.
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.
|WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC.|
|Date: January 29, 2019||By:||/s/ Joseph B. Amsbary, Jr.|
|Title:||Vice President, Corporate Secretary|