-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, UzartkWGxe8x+HdyVS7h72HAdCZ+7TNbHLnV+9dV5H+e6Wrw2ANw7Xb+K8kB7o6P SjW7kuGaBMG7J08faeFjWg== 0000018926-10-000016.txt : 20100521 0000018926-10-000016.hdr.sgml : 20100521 20100521142331 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000018926-10-000016 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20100520 ITEM INFORMATION: Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders FILED AS OF DATE: 20100521 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20100521 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: CENTURYTEL INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000018926 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE) [4813] IRS NUMBER: 720651161 STATE OF INCORPORATION: LA FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-07784 FILM NUMBER: 10850609 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: P O BOX 4065 STREET 2: 100 CENTURYTEL DR CITY: MONROE STATE: LA ZIP: 71203 BUSINESS PHONE: 3183889000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 100 CENTURYTEL DR STREET 2: P O BOX 4065 CITY: MONROE STATE: LA ZIP: 71203 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: CENTURY TELEPHONE ENTERPRISES INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: CENTRAL TELEPHONE & ELECTRONICS CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19720512 8-K 1 file8k.htm FORM 8-K file8k.htm

 

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 20, 2010

CenturyLink, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Louisiana
1-7784
72-0651161
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
 
 
 
100 CenturyLink Drive
   
Monroe, Louisiana
 
71203
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
(318) 388-9000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


CenturyTel, Inc.
(former name of registrant)
 

 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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

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

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

[  ]  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.

CenturyLink, Inc. held its 2010 annual meeting of shareholders on May 20, 2010.  At the meeting, shareholders present in person or by proxy voted on the matters described below.

1.           Shareholders elected four Class I directors to serve until 2013 based on the following number of votes:

Class I Nominees
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
             
W. Bruce Hanks
 
184,804,721
 
22,885,747
 
45,928,988
C.G. Melville, Jr.
 
202,807,620
 
4,882,848
 
45,928,988
William A. Owens
 
203,956,755
 
3,733,713
 
45,928,988
Glen F. Post, III
 
203,968,151
 
3,722,317
 
45,928,988

The Class II and Class III directors whose terms continued after the meeting were:

Class II
 
Class III
 
       
Virginia Boulet
 
Fred R. Nichols
 
Peter Brown
 
Harvey P. Perry
 
Richard A. Gephardt
 
Laurie A. Siegel
 
Thomas A. Gerke
 
Joseph R. Zimmel
 
Gregory J. McCray
     

2.           The following represents the votes cast by the shareholders to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent auditor for 2010:

 
For
234,147,409
 
Against
18,670,721
 
Abstain
801,326

3.           The following represents the votes cast by the shareholders to adopt an amendment to our Articles of Incorporation to change our name from “CenturyTel, Inc.” to “CenturyLink, Inc.”:

 
For
251,514,648
 
Against
1,374,743
 
Abstain
730,065

4.           The following represents the votes cast by the shareholders to adopt the CenturyLink 2010 Executive Officer Short-Term Incentive Plan:
 
 
For
241,609,182
 
Against
10,372,881
 
Abstain
1,637,393

5.           Shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal regarding network management practices based on the following votes:

 
For
51,268,055
 
Against
129,182,065
 
Abstain
27,240,348
 
Broker non-votes
45,928,988

6.           Shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal regarding limitation on executive compensation based on the following votes:

 
For
7,805,698
 
Against
198,875,042
 
Abstain
1,009,728
 
Broker non-votes
45,928,988

7.           Shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal regarding executive stock retention based on the following votes:

 
For
51,440,343
 
Against
154,959,021
 
Abstain
1,291,104
 
Broker non-votes
45,928,988

8.           Shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal regarding executive compensation advisory vote based on the following votes:

 
For
91,427,205
 
Against
114,219,223
 
Abstain
2,044,040
 
Broker non-votes
45,928,988

For additional information on each of the matters voted upon, see our proxy statement dated April 5, 2010 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 7, 2010.



 
 
 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this current report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 
CenturyLink, Inc.
   
 
By:  /s/ Neil A. Sweasy   
 
Neil A. Sweasy
 
Vice President and Controller
Dated:  May 21, 2010
 


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