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Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Amazon Com Inc

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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

 

May 25, 2022

Date of Report 

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

AMAZON.COM, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-22513   91-1646860
(State or other jurisdiction
of
incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109-5210

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

 

(206) 266-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

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(s)   Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share   AMZN   Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

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. ¨

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ITEM 5.03.  AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR. 3
   
ITEM 5.07.  SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS. 3
   
ITEM 9.01.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS. 5
   
SIGNATURES 6
   
EXHIBIT 3.1  

 

 

ITEM 5.03. AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR.

 

On May 25, 2022, the shareholders of Amazon.com, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate”) to effect a 20-for-1 split of the Company’s common stock and a proportionate increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock. The Amendment became effective upon its filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 27, 2022.

 

As previously announced, each Company shareholder of record at the close of business on May 27, 2022 will have 19 additional shares for every one share held as of such date reflected in their accounts on or about June 3, 2022. Trading is expected to begin on a split-adjusted basis on June 6, 2022.

 

This description of the Amendment is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Certificate, as amended and restated, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Form 8-K.

 

ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

 

On May 25, 2022, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

 

The following nominees were elected as directors, each to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until his or her successor is elected and qualified, by the vote set forth below:

 

Nominee  For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

Jeffrey P. Bezos  355,354,719  17,063,820  451,990  53,465,310
Andrew R. Jassy  369,656,151  2,717,030  497,348  53,465,310
Keith B. Alexander  367,975,690  3,686,608  1,208,231  53,465,310
Edith W. Cooper  368,728,492  3,553,846  588,191  53,465,310
Jamie S. Gorelick  361,054,790  10,789,448  1,026,291  53,465,310
Daniel P. Huttenlocher  346,211,515  25,018,621  1,640,393  53,465,310
Judith A. McGrath  290,390,396  81,802,511  677,622  53,465,310
Indra K. Nooyi  366,532,776  5,784,717  553,036  53,465,310
Jonathan J. Rubinstein  361,336,439  10,502,585  1,031,505  53,465,310
Patricia Q. Stonesifer  359,126,370  12,770,763  973,396  53,465,310
Wendell P. Weeks  367,079,373  4,606,224  1,184,932  53,465,310

 

The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 was ratified by the vote set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

410,571,386  14,981,071  783,382 

 

The compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement was approved in an advisory vote, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

208,213,120  163,510,060  1,147,349  53,465,310

 

 

The Amendment to the Certificate to effect a 20-for-1 split of the Company’s common stock and a proportionate increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock was approved by the vote set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

424,725,250  1,099,939  510,650 

 

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A shareholder proposal requesting a report on retirement plan options was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

32,500,386  323,838,148  16,531,995  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on customer due diligence was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

149,120,683  221,341,797  2,408,049  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting an alternative director candidate policy was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

82,592,694  288,823,065  1,454,770  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on packaging materials was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

181,296,823  189,313,134  2,260,572  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on worker health and safety differences was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

47,396,406  311,788,969  13,685,154  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting additional reporting on risks associated with the use of certain contract clauses was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

91,922,568  277,883,493  3,064,468  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on charitable contributions was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

10,015,893  359,923,212  2,931,424  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting alternative tax reporting was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

64,702,796  305,060,237  3,107,496  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting additional reporting on freedom of association was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

143,829,190  225,841,301  3,200,038  53,465,310

 

4

 

A shareholder proposal requesting additional reporting on lobbying was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

175,351,802  195,721,490  1,797,237  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a policy requiring more director candidates than board seats was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

3,037,944  367,390,195  2,442,390  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on warehouse working conditions was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

163,081,744  207,204,341  2,584,444  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting additional reporting on gender/racial pay was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

106,835,184  263,888,171  2,147,174  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal requesting a report on customer use of certain technologies was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

150,732,906  219,746,074  2,391,549  53,465,310

 

A shareholder proposal presented at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders pursuant to the Company’s bylaws requesting that the Company end the use of productivity expectations and workplace monitoring was not approved, as set forth below:

 

For  Against  Abstain 

Broker

Non-Votes 

914,148  371,956,370  10  53,465,310

 

ITEM 9.01.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

Number

Description  
   
3.1 Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company.
104 The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).

 

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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.

 

  AMAZON.COM, INC. (REGISTRANT)
     
  By:  /s/ David A. Zapolsky
    David A. Zapolsky
    Senior Vice President

 

Dated: May 27, 2022

 

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Ticker: AMZN
CIK: 1018724
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001104659-22-065872
Submitted to the SEC: Fri May 27 2022 4:04:55 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Fri May 27 2022
Period: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Industry: Retail Catalog And Mail Order Houses
Events:
  1. Bylaw Change
  2. Financial Exhibit
  3. Vote of Security Holders

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