8-K 1 a14-13792_18k.htm 8-K

 

 

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 28, 2014 (May 21, 2014)

 

KATE SPADE & COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

1-10689

 

13-2842791

(State or other jurisdiction of
 incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
 Identification No.)

 

2 Park Avenue, New York, New York

 

10016

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (212) 354-4900

 

 

 

 

 

(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:

 

o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o    Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

 

On May 21, 2014, Kate Spade & Company (the “Company”) held the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in North Bergen, New Jersey. Of the 126,517,086 shares of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the 2014 Annual Meeting as of March 21, 2014, the record date, the holders of record of 120,460,083 shares Common Stock were present, in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote at the 2014 Annual Meeting, constituting a quorum. The matters considered and voted on by the Company’s stockholders at the 2014 Annual Meeting and the vote cast for or withheld, the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon, as applicable, are set forth below:

 

(i)  stockholders elected the following nominees to the Company’s Board of Directors, to serve until the 2015 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified:

 

 

 

Number of

 

Votes

 

Broker

 

Name

 

Shares Voted

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Non-Votes

 

Bernard W. Aronson

 

113,562,005

 

112,451,111

 

1,083,931

 

26,963

 

6,898,078

 

Lawrence S. Benjamin

 

113,562,005

 

113,025,186

 

509,841

 

26,978

 

6,898,078

 

Raul J. Fernandez

 

113,562,005

 

112,028,954

 

1,506,079

 

26,972

 

6,898,078

 

Kenneth B. Gilman

 

113,562,005

 

113,086,819

 

445,865

 

29,321

 

6,898,078

 

Nancy J. Karch

 

113,562,005

 

107,028,377

 

6,504,779

 

28,849

 

6,898,078

 

Kenneth P. Kopelman

 

113,562,005

 

112,488,395

 

1,044,373

 

29,237

 

6,898,078

 

Kay Koplovitz

 

113,562,005

 

112,029,611

 

1,506,366

 

26,028

 

6,898,078

 

Craig A. Leavitt

 

113,562,005

 

112,525,187

 

1,008,356

 

28,462

 

6,898,078

 

Deborah J. Lloyd

 

113,562,005

 

112,266,491

 

1,267,196

 

28,318

 

6,898,078

 

Doreen A. Toben

 

113,562,005

 

113,055,137

 

477,799

 

29,069

 

6,898,078

 

 

(ii)  stockholders approved the advisory (non-binding) resolution relating to executive compensation:

 

 

 

Votes

 

 

 

Number of Shares Voted

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

113,562,005

 

111,446,070

 

2,055,704

 

60,231

 

6,898,078

 

 

(iii) stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2014 fiscal year:

 

 

 

Votes

 

 

 

Number of Shares Voted

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

120,460,083

 

117,955,978

 

2,460,464

 

43,641

 

0

 

 

and (iv) stockholders determined not to consider any other appropriate matters brought before the meeting.

 

 

 

Votes

 

 

 

Number of Shares Voted

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

120,460,083

 

16,936,946

 

102,904,074

 

619,063

 

0

 

 



 

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.

 

 

 

KATE SPADE & COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: May 28, 2014

By:

/s/ Christopher T. Di Nardo

 

Name:

Christopher T. Di Nardo

 

Title:

Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary