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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): April 14, 2015

 

 

A. O. Smith Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   1-475   39-0619790

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

11270 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-9508

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(414) 359-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ Written communication 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 204.14a-12)

 

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

 

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

A. O. Corporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 14, 2015 for the purposes of the election of the Company’s Board of Directors, to hold an advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers, and to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.

The voting results for the election of the Company’s Board of Directors were as follows:

 

Class A Common Stock Directors

   For      Authority
Withheld
     Broker
Non-Vote
 

Ronald D. Brown

     12,840,930         30         0   

Paul W. Jones

     12,840,930         30         0   

Ajita G. Rajendra

     12,840,930         30         0   

Mathias F. Sandoval

     12,840,930         30         0   

Bruce M. Smith

     12,840,930         30         0   

Mark D. Smith

     12,840,930         30         0   

 

Common Stock Directors

   For      Authority
Withheld
     Broker
Non-Vote
 

Gloster B. Current, Jr.

     58,889,804         456,978         4,678,983   

William P. Greubel

     57,791,325         1,555,457         4,678,983   

Idelle K. Wolf

     58,861,520         485,262         4,678,983   

Gene C. Wulf

     58,681,634         665,148         4,678,983   

The advisory voting results for the approval of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers were as follows:

 

     Total Votes  

For

     18,673,430   

Against

     82,996   

Abstain

     28,522   

Broker Non-Votes

     458,589   

The voting results to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 were as follows:

 

     Total Votes  

For

     19,163,251   

Against

     68,408   

Abstain

     11,878   

Broker Non-Votes

     0   

 

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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.

 

A. O. SMITH CORPORATION
Date: April 17, 2015 By:

/s/ James F. Stern

James F. Stern
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

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