Form 8-K VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS For: May 02

May 8, 2019 2:31 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: May 2, 2019

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

Verizon Communications Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-8606   23-2259884

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

1095 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York

  10036
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 395-1000

Not Applicable

(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))

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.  ☐

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, $0.10 par value    VZ   

New York Stock Exchange

The NASDAQ Global Select Market

2.375% Notes due 2022    VZ 22A    New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Notes due 2022    VZ 22B    New York Stock Exchange
1.625% Notes due 2024    VZ 24B    New York Stock Exchange
4.073% Notes due 2024    VZ 24C    New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2025    VZ 25    New York Stock Exchange
3.25% Notes due 2026    VZ 26    New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2026    VZ 26B    New York Stock Exchange
0.875% Notes due 2027    VZ 27E    New York Stock Exchange
1.375% Notes due 2028    VZ 28    New York Stock Exchange
1.875% Notes due 2029    VZ 29B    New York Stock Exchange
1.250% Notes due 2030    VZ 30    New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Notes due 2031    VZ 31    New York Stock Exchange
2.500% Notes due 2031    VZ 31A    New York Stock Exchange
4.75% Notes due 2034    VZ 34    New York Stock Exchange
3.125% Notes due 2035    VZ 35    New York Stock Exchange
3.375% Notes due 2036    VZ 36A    New York Stock Exchange
2.875% Notes due 2038    VZ 38B    New York Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the 2019 Annual Meeting held on May 2, 2019, the following items were submitted to a vote of shareholders.

The number of common shares present at the meeting was 3,606,400,931 or 87.23% of the common shares outstanding on March 4, 2019, the record date for the meeting.

 

(a)

The following nominees were elected to serve on the Board of Directors:

 

Name of Nominee    Votes Cast For      Votes Cast Against      Abstentions      Non-Votes  

Shellye L. Archambeau

     2,743,422,005        90,598,731        14,202,635        758,177,561  

Mark T. Bertolini

     2,787,039,322        46,374,997        14,809,051        758,177,561  

Vittorio Colao

     2,797,338,458        35,955,596        14,929,316        758,177,561  

Melanie L. Healey

     2,772,859,894        61,882,398        13,481,078        758,177,561  

Clarence Otis, Jr.

     2,713,650,511        119,442,984        15,129,875        758,177,561  

Daniel H. Schulman

     1,983,877,391        848,554,169        15,791,811        758,177,561  

Rodney E. Slater

     2,782,705,855        50,989,446        14,528,070        758,177,561  

Kathryn A. Tesija

     2,796,223,564        37,290,383        14,709,424        758,177,561  

Hans E. Vestberg

     2,638,193,259        177,072,518        32,957,594        758,177,561  

Gregory G. Weaver

     2,797,468,831        35,306,266        15,448,274        758,177,561  

 

(b)

The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2019 was ratified with 3,511,289,779 votes for, 81,862,500 votes against and 13,248,652 abstentions.

 

(c)

The proposal regarding the Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation was approved with 2,553,023,942 votes for, 272,114,132 votes against, 23,085,296 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.

 

(d)

The shareholder proposal regarding Nonqualified Savings Plan Earnings was defeated with 757,374,972 votes for, 2,045,045,778 votes against, 45,802,620 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.

 

(e)

The shareholder proposal regarding an Independent Chair was defeated with 959,144,440 votes for, 1,783,904,069 votes against, 105,174,862 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.

 

(f)

The shareholder proposal regarding a Report on Online Child Exploitation was defeated with 940,531,469 votes for, 1,834,242,465 votes against, 73,449,437 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.

 

(g)

The shareholder proposal regarding Cybersecurity and Data Privacy was defeated with 348,325,928 votes for, 2,449,904,832 votes against, 49,992,610 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.

 

(h)

The shareholder proposal regarding a Severance Approval Policy was defeated with 1,042,040,590 votes for, 1,780,145,366 votes against, 26,037,415 abstentions and 758,177,561 broker non-votes.


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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

   

Verizon Communications Inc.

      (Registrant)

Date: May 8, 2019

     

/s/ William L. Horton, Jr.

     

     William L. Horton, Jr.

     

      Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and

      Corporate Secretary

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