Form 8-K KORN FERRY INTERNATIONAL For: Sep 27

October 3, 2017 4:21 PM

 

 

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): September 27, 2017

 

 

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-14505   95-2623879

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2600

Los Angeles, California

  90067
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 552-1834

Not Applicable

(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.

Korn/Ferry International’s (the “Company”) 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on September 27, 2017. At the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, stockholders of the Company (i) elected the eight nominees named in the Proxy Statement to serve as directors until the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified, subject to their earlier death, resignation or removal, (ii) approved a non-binding advisory resolution approving the Company’s executive compensation, (iii) recommended by non-binding vote a ONE YEAR frequency for future advisory votes to approve the Company’s executive compensation, (iv) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s 2018 fiscal year, (v) approved amendments to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to remove the supermajority voting standard for future amendments to the Bylaws approved by the stockholders and (vi) approved amendments to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to remove the supermajority voting standard to amend action by written consent right. To the extent applicable, set forth below are the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, with respect to each such matter.

 

(1) Election of the eight nominees named in the Proxy Statement to serve on the Board of Directors until the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

 

Nominee

  For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

Doyle N. Beneby

 

46,389,262

 

231,377

 

3,762

 

3,418,399

Gary D. Burnison

 

46,588,365

 

33,769

 

2,267

 

3,418,399

William R. Floyd

 

46,299,939

 

320,700

 

3,762

 

3,418,399

Christina A. Gold

 

46,295,555

 

324,999

 

3,847

 

3,418,399

Jerry P. Leamon

 

46,310,786

 

310,093

 

3,522

 

3,418,399

Angel R. Martinez

 

46,575,557

 

45,127

 

3,717

 

3,418,399

Debra J. Perry

 

46,424,385

 

188,655

 

11,361

 

3,418,399

George T. Shaheen

 

45,494,118

 

1,127,067

 

3,216

 

3,418,399

 

(2) Non-binding advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive compensation.

 

For

  Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

43,414,995

 

3,006,874

 

202,532

 

3,418,399

 

(3) Non-binding vote on the frequency of future votes to approve the Company’s executive compensation.

 

1 Year   2 Years   3 Years   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

34,367,439

 

15,953

 

12,041,985

 

199,024

 

3,418,399

 

(4) Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s 2018 fiscal year.

 

For

  Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

49,159,002

 

552,826

 

330,972

 

N/A


(5a) Approval of Amendments to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to remove the supermajority voting standard for future amendments to the Bylaws approved by the stockholders.

 

For

  Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

45,980,526

 

458,326

 

185,549

 

3,418,399

 

(5b) Approval of Amendments to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to remove the supermajority voting standard to amend action by written consent right.

 

For

  Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes

45,967,837

 

459,599

 

196,965

 

3,418,399


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.

 

KORN/FERRY INTERNATIONAL
(Registrant)

 

Date: October 3, 2017    
     

/s/ Jonathan Kuai

      (Signature)
      Name: Jonathan Kuai
      Title: General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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