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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

June 5, 2018

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported)

 

 

Fortive Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-37654   47-5654583
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

6920 Seaway Blvd

Everett, WA 98203

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (425) 446-5000

 

 

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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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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

At the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Fortive Corporation (the “Company”) held on June 5, 2018, the Company’s stockholders approved the Company’s 2016 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Stock Plan”), as restated to incorporate the following amendments:

 

    increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock authorized for issuance thereunder by 16,5000,000 shares;

 

    eliminate the prior exceptions to grants made to directors and newly hired individuals from the minimum vesting period requirement;

 

    prohibit delivery of dividends or dividend-equivalents on any unvested awards; and

 

    as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018, eliminate applicability of “qualified performance based compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code for grants made under the Stock Plan after November 2, 2017.

The above description of the Stock Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Stock Plan referenced as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following four proposals:

Proposal 1: To elect Messrs. Feroz Dewan and James A. Lico to serve as Class II Directors of the Company, each for a three-year term expiring at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company and until their successors are elected and qualified. Each of Messrs. Dewan and Lico was elected as a Class II Director by a vote of the stockholders as follows:

 

     For      Against      Abstain      Broker
Non-Votes
 

Feroz Dewan

     248,016,258        55,265,705        225,401        17,544,577  

James A. Lico

     247,588,721        55,824,645        93,998        17,544,577  

Proposal 2: To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. The proposal was approved by a vote of the stockholders as follows:

 

For

     320,364,422  

Against

     535,370  

Abstain

     152,149  

Proposal 3: To approve on an advisory basis the Company’s named executive officer compensation. The proposal was approved by a vote of the stockholders as follows:

 

For

     293,434,171  

Against

     9,601,274  

Abstain

     471,919  

Broker Non-Votes

     17,544,577  

 

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Proposal 4: To approve the Company’s 2016 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated. The proposal was approved by a vote of the stockholders as follows:

 

For

     289,443,934  

Against

     13,829,746  

Abstain

     233,684  

Broker Non-Votes

     17,544,577  

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Exhibit Description

  10.1    Fortive Corporation 2016 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (incorporated by reference from Appendix  B to Fortive Corporation’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 16, 2018 (Commission File Number 1-37654))

 

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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.

 

FORTIVE CORPORATION
By:   /s/ Daniel B. Kim
  Name:   Daniel B. Kim
  Title:   Vice President - Associate General Counsel and Secretary

Date: June 8, 2018