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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): May 27, 2016 (May 25, 2016)
 
 

BlackRock, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 

 
DELAWARE
 
001-33099
 
32-0174431
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York
 
10055
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (212) 810-5300

(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:

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

On May 25, 2016, BlackRock, Inc. (“BlackRock”) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, all director nominees were elected (Item 1). The proposal to approve the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in BlackRock’s proxy statement, through an advisory resolution, was approved (Item 2). Additionally, the stockholders ratified the retention of Deloitte & Touche LLP as BlackRock’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2016 (Item 3). Further, the management proposal to amend BlackRock’s bylaws to implement proxy access was approved (Item 4). Finally, the stockholder proposal to produce a report on certain proxy voting practices regarding executive compensation was not approved (Item 5).

The following are the voting results on each matter submitted to BlackRock’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting. The proposals below are described in detail in BlackRock’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.

Item 1 – Election to BlackRock’s Board of Directors of the following 19 nominees:

   
For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
Abdlatif Yousef Al-Hamad
 
76,436,914
 
62,777,148
 
116,049
 
8,401,293
Mathis Cabiallavetta
 
138,973,293
 
260,315
 
96,503
 
8,401,293
Pamela Daley
 
139,111,471
 
116,365
 
102,275
 
8,401,293
William S. Demchak
 
138,702,410
 
532,847
 
94,854
 
8,401,293
Jessica P. Einhorn
 
139,109,951
 
117,606
 
102,554
 
8,401,293
Laurence D. Fink
 
137,687,309
 
858,263
 
784,539
 
8,401,293
Fabrizio Freda
 
139,039,624
 
194,656
 
95,831
 
8,401,293
Murry S. Gerber
 
136,863,863
 
2,369,466
 
96,782
 
8,401,293
James Grosfeld
 
136,883,307
 
2,352,651
 
94,153
 
8,401,293
Robert S. Kapito
 
137,578,941
 
1,657,652
 
93,518
 
8,401,293
David H. Komansky
 
136,997,721
 
2,238,546
 
93,844
 
8,401,293
Sir Deryck Maughan
 
137,637,875
 
1,596,247
 
95,989
 
8,401,293
Cheryl D. Mills
 
137,722,753
 
1,514,909
 
92,449
 
8,401,293
Gordon M. Nixon
 
138,323,138
 
901,141
 
105,832
 
8,401,293
Thomas H. O’Brien
 
138,058,987
 
1,176,955
 
94,169
 
8,401,293
Ivan G. Seidenberg
 
138,604,884
 
626,307
 
98,920
 
8,401,293
Marco Antonio Slim Domit
 
138,436,633
 
793,938
 
99,540
 
8,401,293
John S. Varley
 
139,098,440
 
133,047
 
98,624
 
8,401,293
Susan L. Wagner
 
138,953,353
 
282,562
 
94,196
 
8,401,293
 
Item 2 – Approval of compensation of the named executive officers (non-binding advisory resolution):

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
126,217,127
 
12,948,762
 
164,222
 
8,401,293

Item 3 – Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent registered public accounting firm:

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
147,170,471
 
458,766
 
102,167
 
N/A

Item 4 – Management proposal regarding amendment to bylaws to implement proxy access:

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
132,261,483
 
6,943,885
 
124,743
 
8,401,293

Item 5 – Stockholder proposal regarding proxy voting practices regarding executive compensation:

For
 
Against
 
Abstentions
 
Broker Non-Votes
6,116,150
 
132,877,295
 
336,666
 
8,401,293

 
 

 
 
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.


 
BlackRock, Inc.
 
(Registrant)
       
 
By:
 
/s/ R. Andrew Dickson III
 
     
R. Andrew Dickson III
     
Corporate Secretary



Date: May 27, 2016