SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
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May 14, 2014
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|Item 5.07.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
The following proposals were submitted to stockholders of Google Inc. (Google) at its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) held on May 14, 2014:
|1.||The election of ten directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.|
|2.||The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Googles independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.|
|3.||The approval, on an advisory basis, of the 2013 compensation awarded to Googles named executive officers, as disclosed in Googles definitive proxy statement dated March 28, 2014 (the 2014 Proxy Statement).|
|4.||A stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting.|
|5.||A stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report.|
|6.||A stockholder proposal regarding the adoption of a majority vote standard for the election of directors.|
|7.||A stockholder proposal regarding tax policy principles.|
|8.||A stockholder proposal regarding an independent chairman of the board policy.|
For more information about the foregoing proposals, see Googles 2014 Proxy Statement.
Holders of the shares of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote per share and holders of the shares of Class B common stock are entitled to ten votes per share. Holders of the shares of Class A common stock and holders of the shares of Class B common stock voted together as a single class on all matters (including the election of directors) submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting.
The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:
|1.||Election of Directors|
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-
Eric E. Schmidt
L. John Doerr
Diane B. Greene
John L. Hennessy
Paul S. Otellini
K. Ram Shriram
Shirley M. Tilghman
The ten nominees were elected to Googles Board of Directors and will serve as directors until Googles next annual meeting or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
|2.||Ratification of Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Googles Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014|
The results of the voting were 771,128,957 votes for, 2,903,622 votes against, and 896,626 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes on this matter. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Googles independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 was ratified.
|3.||Approval, on an advisory basis, of 2013 Compensation Awarded to Named Executive Officers|
The results of the voting were 685,648,230 votes for, 58,594,382 votes against, 1,961,950 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholders approved the compensation awarded to Googles named executive officers for 2013.
|4.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding Equal Shareholder Voting|
The results of the voting were 175,851,463 votes for, 567,370,272 votes against, 2,982,827 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|5.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding a Lobbying Report|
The results of the voting were 60,472,787 votes for, 642,699,641 votes against, 43,032,134 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|6.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding the Adoption of a Majority Vote Standard for the Election of Directors|
The results of the voting were 181,640,848 votes for, 562,102,535 votes against, 2,461,179 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|7.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding Tax Policy Principles|
The results of the voting were 7,355,486 votes for, 699,596,205 votes against, 39,252,871 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|8.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding an Independent Chairman of the Board Policy|
The results of the voting were 96,397,920 votes for, 648,831,881 votes against, 974,761 abstentions, and 28,724,643 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
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.
|Date: May 15, 2014||/s/ KENT WALKER|
Senior Vice President and General Counsel