SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-14845|| ||94-2802192|
|(State or other jurisdiction|
| ||(IRS Employer|
935 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94085
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 481-8000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||TRMB||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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).
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The annual meeting of stockholders of Trimble Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 12, 2021. At the annual meeting, the stockholders voted on the proposals listed below. The voting results for each proposal were as follows:
The following directors were elected to serve for the ensuing year and until their successors are elected:
| ||For|| ||Withheld|| ||Broker Non-Vote|
|Steven W. Berglund||200,163,574|| ||11,949,635|| ||13,765,457|
|James C. Dalton||209,576,757||2,536,452||13,765,457|
|Börje Ekholm||124,093,181|| ||88,020,028|| ||13,765,457|
|Kaigham (Ken) Gabriel||210,879,347|| ||1,233,862|| ||13,765,457|
|Meaghan Lloyd||195,555,150|| ||16,558,059|| ||13,765,457|
|Sandra MacQuillan||211,263,419|| ||849,790|| ||13,765,457|
|Robert G. Painter||211,154,128|| ||959,081|| ||13,765,457|
|Mark S. Peek||207,757,208|| ||4,356,001|| ||13,765,457|
|Johan Wibergh||210,559,331|| ||1,553,878|| ||13,765,457|
The Company recognizes the significant number of withheld votes cast for Mr. Börje Ekholm by several institutional stockholders. The Company believes that these votes were due to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ericcson while also serving on the board of two additional publicly traded companies, including the Company, which resulted in a “withhold” recommendation by Glass Lewis.
Mr. Ekholm has been a strong contributor and invaluable member of Trimble’s board of directors (the “Board”). His unique international perspective provides the board with insight into Europe and China – two important markets for Trimble. His combined CEO and board role at Ericsson allows him to bring his operational expertise to our Board as well. And his quarter century of experience as a financial investor also brings a shareholder's perspective to the boardroom. This blend of international, operational and financial perspectives combined with his outstanding qualifications and accomplishments make Mr. Ekholm a unique and invaluable member of our Board.
Mr. Ekholm has attended every meeting, both at the Board and compensation committee, since his appointment, and the Company expects his diligent attendance and strong participation to continue. Additionally, Mr. Ekholm has always made himself accessible to our executive management and provided timely and valuable counsel outside of formal Board and committee meetings.
However, the Company acknowledges that Mr. Ekholm is considered over-boarded by several of our large institutional stockholders, and this matter will be fully considered and addressed by the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee prior to recommending directors for election at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
The advisory vote on approving the compensation for the Company’s named executive officers was approved.
|For|| ||Against|| ||Abstain|
|188,571,015|| ||23,095,790|| ||186,888|| ||13,765,457|
The appointment of Ernst & Young, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the current fiscal year ending January 1, 2021 was ratified.
|For|| ||Against|| ||Abstain|
|213,033,834|| ||12,279,246|| ||306,070|
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.
| ||TRIMBLE INC.|
| ||a Delaware corporation|
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|Date: May 18, 2021||By:||/s/ James A. Kirkland|
| || ||James A. Kirkland|
| ||Senior Vice President and General Counsel|