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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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 5, 2022

 

 

 

LOGO

ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-44   41-0129150

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 4600

Chicago, Illinois

  60601
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 634-8100

 

 

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, no par value   ADM   New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due 2025     New York Stock Exchange

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.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 5, 2022, the Company held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The following proposals were voted on at the meeting with the following results:

Proposal No. 1. All nominees for election to the Board of Directors listed in the proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders were elected as follows:

 

Nominee    For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-
Votes
 

M. S. Burke

     445,334,806        13,979,956        623,963        42,055,169  

T. Colbert

     456,165,831        3,157,328        615,566        42,055,169  

T. K. Crews

     448,543,909        10,763,101        631,715        42,055,169  

D. E. Felsinger

     432,290,421        27,029,949        618,355        42,055,169  

S. F. Harrison

     450,831,455        8,477,933        629,337        42,055,169  

J. R. Luciano

     421,688,515        37,643,132        607,078        42,055,169  

P. J. Moore

     428,248,035        30,128,632        1,562,058        42,055,169  

F. J. Sanchez

     454,654,364        4,680,621        603,740        42,055,169  

D. A. Sandler

     447,224,104        12,092,964        621,657        42,055,169  

L.Z. Schlitz

     450,888,747        8,454,614        595,364        42,055,169  

K. R. Westbrook

     428,722,950        30,597,762        618,013        42,055,169  

Proposal No. 2. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2022 was ratified at the meeting by the following votes:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

483,787,245

  17,565,379   641,270

Proposal No. 3. The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by the following votes:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

439,165,651

  19,381,400   1,391,674   42,055,169

Proposal No. 4. The stockholder proposal to remove the one-year holding period requirement to call a special stockholder meeting failed by the following votes:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

23,531,294

  431,798,802   4,608,629   42,055,169

Proposal No. 5. The stockholder proposal regarding issuance of a report on pesticide use in supply chains failed by the following votes:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-

Votes

146,006,556

  287,049,583   26,882,586   42,055,169


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.

 

    ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY
Date: May 6, 2022     By  

/s/ D. Cameron Findlay

      D. Cameron Findlay
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
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