VWR International, LLC
VWR Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/02/2017 17:24:48)


 
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): May 2, 2017
 
VWR Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
001-36673
26-0237871
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(610) 386-1700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
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Section 5 — Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 2, 2017, VWR Corporation (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders in Radnor, Pennsylvania. A total of 124,954,705 shares of common stock, or 94.89% of outstanding shares, were represented in person or by proxy at the annual meeting.
The final voting results for each of the items submitted to a stockholder vote at the annual meeting are set forth below.
Item 1: The stockholders elected nine directors to serve for a one-year term expiring at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, subject to the election and qualification of their successors, based on the following voting results:
 
Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
Election of Directors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas W. Alexos
121,183,782

 
2,106,428

 
25,085

 
1,639,410

Robert L. Barchi
121,420,661

 
1,869,478

 
25,156

 
1,639,410

Edward A. Blechschmidt
122,251,846

 
1,037,855

 
25,594

 
1,639,410

Manuel Brocke-Benz
121,241,219

 
2,050,678

 
23,398

 
1,639,410

Robert P. DeCresce
122,189,352

 
1,100,329

 
25,614

 
1,639,410

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
119,869,714

 
3,420,809

 
24,772

 
1,639,410

Pamela Forbes Lieberman
122,208,446

 
1,081,747

 
25,102

 
1,639,410

Timothy P. Sullivan
119,910,364

 
3,379,775

 
25,156

 
1,639,410

Robert J. Zollars
117,230,668

 
6,059,471

 
25,156

 
1,639,410

Item 2: The stockholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2017, based on the following voting results:
 
Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
124,862,469

 
65,788

 
26,448

Item 3: The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the 2016 compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, based on the following voting results:
 
Votes For
 
Votes Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
118,487,097

 
4,803,060

 
25,138

 
1,639,410







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 hereunto duly authorized.
 
VWR Corporation
 
 
Date: May 2, 2017
By:
/s/ Douglas J. Pitts
 
 
Name:
Douglas J. Pitts
 
 
Title:
Vice President and Corporate Controller