CORNING INC /NY (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/01/2020 16:40:43)
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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): April 30, 2020

 

CORNING INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

New York

 

1-3247

 

16-0393470

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York

 

14831

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (607) 974-9000

(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))

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

 

GLW

 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers 

John A. Canning, Jr., 75, Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, retired from the Corning Incorporated (the “Company”) Board of Directors after the April 30, 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and after nearly 10 years of service as a Director of the Company.

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

The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company was held in Corning, New York, on April 30, 2020, to vote on the proposals described below. Proxies for the meeting were solicited pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All nominees for director listed below were elected. The term of office for each director will be until the next annual meeting or until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

Proposal 1. Election of Directors. The following Directors were elected by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast:

Name

 

Votes For

   

%

   

Votes Against

   

%

   

Abstain

   

Broker
Non-Votes

 

Donald W. Blair

   

541,124,345

     

99.63

     

1,983,475

     

0.36

     

1,271,056

     

118,314,073

 

Leslie A. Brun

   

500,296,658

     

92.10

     

42,884,568

     

7.89

     

1,197,650

     

118,314,073

 

Stephanie A. Burns

   

541,226,140

     

99.63

     

1,961,238

     

0.36

     

1,191,498

     

118,314,073

 

Richard T. Clark

   

534,545,748

     

98.42

     

8,581,406

     

1.57

     

1,251,722

     

118,314,073

 

Robert F. Cummings, Jr.

   

529,639,720

     

97.51

     

13,491,730

     

2.48

     

1,247,426

     

118,314,073

 

Deborah A. Henretta

   

539,191,348

     

99.26

     

3,997,371

     

0.73

     

1,190,157

     

118,314,073

 

Daniel P. Huttenlocher

   

541,434,122

     

99.69

     

1,680,681

     

0.30

     

1,264,073

     

118,314,073

 

Kurt M. Landgraf

   

521,690,268

     

96.05

     

21,433,419

     

3.94

     

1,255,189

     

118,314,073

 

Kevin J. Martin

   

538,094,258

     

99.07

     

5,046,428

     

0.92

     

1,238,190

     

118,314,073

 

Deborah D. Rieman

   

511,475,586

     

94.15

     

31,728,904

     

5.84

     

1,174,386

     

118,314,073

 

Hansel E. Tookes II

   

513,112,035

     

94.47

     

30,017,159

     

5.52

     

1,249,682

     

118,314,073

 

Wendell P. Weeks

   

513,671,663

     

94.65

     

29,003,726

     

5.34

     

1,703,487

     

118,314,073

 

Mark S. Wrighton

   

537,635,545

     

98.98

     

5,499,325

     

1.01

     

1,244,006

     

118,314,073

 

In addition, the stockholders voted on the following proposals and cast their votes as described below:

Proposal 2. Advisory Vote to Approve the Company’s Executive Compensation (“Say on Pay”):

Votes For

 

%

   

Votes Against

   

%

   

Abstain

   

Broker

Non-Votes

 

498,365,006

   

92.12

     

42,609,949

     

7.87

     

3,403,921

     

118,314,073

 

Proposal 3. Ratification of the Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Year Ended December 31, 2020:

Votes For

 

%

 

Votes Against

 

%

 

Abstain

 

Broker

Non-Votes

641,391,524

 

97

 

19,816,607

 

2.99

 

1,484,818

 

0


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.

CORNING INCORPORATED

     

By:

 

/s/ Linda E. Jolly

Name:

 

Linda E. Jolly

Title:

 

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Date: May 1, 2020


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