Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
November 10, 2020
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
767 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $.01 par valueELNew 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.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on November 10, 2020. Each share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock was entitled to one vote per share, and each share of the Company’s Class B Common Stock was entitled to ten votes per share. The matters voted upon and the results of the combined votes of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock are set forth below.

Proposal One: Election of Directors.

Stockholders elected each of the following nominees as director to hold office until the 2023 Annual Meeting (i.e. as a Class III Director) and until his or her successor is elected and qualified.

NomineeVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Charlene Barshefsky1,515,589,50123,023,30411,068,676
Wei Sun Christianson1,519,211,30619,401,49911,068,676
Fabrizio Freda1,531,740,9646,871,84111,068,676
Jane Lauder1,523,732,70214,880,10311,068,676
Leonard A. Lauder1,523,148,68715,464,11811,068,676

The continuing Class I Directors are Rose Marie Bravo, Paul J. Fribourg, Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr., Jennifer Hyman, and Barry S. Sternlicht. The continuing Class II Directors are Ronald S. Lauder, William P. Lauder, Richard D. Parsons, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Jennifer Tejada, and Richard Zannino.

Proposal Two: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors.

Stockholders approved the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Proposal Three: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.

Stockholders approved a resolution approving, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Not Applicable
(b) Not Applicable
(c) Not Applicable
(d) Exhibit

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



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:November 13, 2020By:/s/ Maureen Sladek
Maureen Sladek
Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel
and Assistant Secretary