SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Google Inc. 2012 Stock Plan
On June 3, 2015, at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the 2015 Annual Meeting) of Google Inc. (Google), Googles stockholders approved an amendment to the Google Inc. 2012 Stock Plan (the 2012 Stock Plan) to increase the number of authorized shares of Class C capital stock that may be issued under the 2012 Stock Plan by 17,000,000. A description of the 2012 Stock Plan is set forth in Googles definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2015 (the 2015 Proxy Statement) and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2012 Stock Plan, a copy of which is being filed as Exhibit 10.01 to this Form 8-K.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following proposals were submitted to Googles stockholders at the 2015 Annual Meeting:
|1.||The election of eleven 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, 2015.|
|3.||The approval of an amendment to Googles 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 17,000,000 shares of Class C capital stock.|
|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 a report on renewable energy cost.|
|8.||A stockholder proposal regarding a report on business risk related to climate change regulations.|
For more information about the foregoing proposals, see Googles 2015 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 2015 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
Eric E. Schmidt
L. John Doerr
Diane B. Greene
John L. Hennessy
Alan R. Mulally
Paul S. Otellini
K. Ram Shriram
Shirley M. Tilghman
The eleven 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, 2015|
The results of the voting were 749,014,990 votes for, 3,702,875 votes against, and 494,529 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, 2015 was ratified.
|3.||Approval of Amendment to Googles 2012 Stock Plan|
The results of the voting were 543,683,398 votes for, 176,694,649 votes against, 705,934 abstentions, and 32,128,413 broker non-votes. The amendment to Googles 2012 Stock Plan was approved.
|4.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding Equal Shareholder Voting|
The results of the voting were 185,336,946 votes for, 533,767,920 votes against, 1,979,115 abstentions, and 32,128,413 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|5.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding a Lobbying Report|
The results of the voting were 64,277,784 votes for, 607,129,840 votes against, 49,676,357 abstentions, and 32,128,413 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 190,251,113 votes for, 529,595,247 votes against, 1,237,621 abstentions, and 32,128,413 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|7.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding a Report on Renewable Energy Cost|
The results of the voting were 3,790,158 votes for, 671,875,558 votes against, 45,418,265 abstentions, and 32,128,413 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
|8.||Stockholder Proposal Regarding a Report on Business Risk related to Climate Change Regulations|
The results of the voting were 3,716,871 votes for, 670,943,195 votes against, 46,423,915 abstentions, and 32,128,413 broker non-votes. The stockholder proposal was not approved.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.01||Google Inc. 2012 Stock Plan|
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: June 4, 2015|
Senior Vice President and General Counsel