Ashland Global Holdings Inc.
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 01/30/2017 17:29:53)



 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
 
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FORM 8-K
 
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CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 26, 2017
 
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 

 
333-211719
 
 81-2587835
 
 
(Commission File Number) 
 
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                       
50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard
Covington, Kentucky 41011
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (859) 815-3333
 

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

Departure of Directors

As previously disclosed in the Proxy Statement filed by Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (“Ashland”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on December 7, 2016 (the “Proxy Statement”), Stephen F. Kirk and Vada O. Manager did not seek re-election to Ashland’s Board of Directors and are no longer directors of Ashland effective as of Ashland’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on January 26, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”).

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

At the Annual Meeting, a total of 57,167,671 shares of Common Stock, representing 91% of the shares outstanding and eligible to vote and constituting a quorum, were represented in person or by valid proxies. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are described below.  In accordance with Ashland’s customary practice, Mr. Ihlenfeld, a newly elected director, will enter into Ashland’s standard director Indemnification Agreement.

Proposal 1:   All of the nominees for director were elected to serve a one-year term until the 2018 Annual Meeting and until their respective successors are elected and qualified, by the votes set forth in the table below:

 
Nominee
 
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
 
Brendan M. Cummins
 
49,643,068
2,611,689
215,877
4,697,037
 
William G. Dempsey
 
51,824,598
446,647
199,389
4,697,037
 
Jay V. Ihlenfeld
 
51,864,801
397,168
208,665
4,697,037
 
Barry W. Perry
35,781,930
16,496,810
191,894
4,697,037
 
 
Mark C. Rohr
49,622,446
2,677,314
170,874
4,697,037
 
 
George A. Schaefer, Jr.
48,169,818
4,108,467
192,349
4,697,037
 
 
Janice J. Teal
48,384,516
3,892,103
194,015
4,697,037
 
 
Michael J. Ward
30,532,793
21,741,546
196,295
4,697,037
 
 
William A. Wulfsohn
47,329,046
4,647,837
493,751
4,697,037
 

 
Proposal 2:   The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Ashland’s independent registered public accountants for fiscal 2017 was ratified by the stockholders by the votes set forth in the table below:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
 
56,455,763
559,053
152,855
0
 
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  Proposal 3:   The non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation paid to Ashland’s named executive officers, as disclosed in Ashland’s Proxy Statement pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion, was approved by the stockholders by the votes set forth in the table below:

For
 
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
49,201,749
2,953,004
315,881
4,697,037

 
  Proposal 4:   The stockholders recommended, on an advisory basis, that the frequency of the stockholder vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers as required by Section 14A(a)(2) of the Exchange Act occur every year by the votes set forth in the table below:

1 Year
 
2 Years
3 Years
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
46,572,833
212,751
5,398,629
286,421
4,697,037
 
 
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC.
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
January 30, 2017
/s/ Peter J. Ganz
 
Peter J. Ganz
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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