SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2018
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On October 22, 2018, The TJX Companies, Inc. (the Company) filed a Certificate of Amendment (the Certificate of Amendment) to its Fourth Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the Certificate of Incorporation) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to increase the number of authorized shares of the Companys common stock, par value $1.00 per share (the Common Stock), from 1,200,000,000 shares to 1,800,000,000 shares. As discussed below, earlier that day, the Companys shareholders approved a proposal to amend the Certificate of Incorporation in accordance with the Certificate of Amendment at a special meeting of shareholders of the Company (the Special Meeting). The Certificate of Amendment is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Following the Special Meeting, the Board of Directors declared the previously announced 2-for-1 split of the Common Stock. One additional share of the Common Stock is expected to be distributed on November 6, 2018 for each share held by shareholders of record on October 30, 2018.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Special Meeting was held on October 22, 2018. The final voting results of the Special Meeting are as follows:
Proposal 1 : Approval of the Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Common Stock.
In accordance with the results below, Proposal 1 was approved.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
|THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.|
|/s/ Alicia C. Kelly|
|Alicia C. Kelly|
|Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel|
Dated: October 22, 2018
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
The TJX Companies, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the Corporation ), does hereby certify as follows:
FIRST: This Certificate of Amendment (the Certificate of Amendment ) amends the provisions of the Fourth Restated Certificate of Incorporation of The TJX Companies, Inc. (the Certificate of Incorporation ), filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.
SECOND: The first paragraph of Article Fourth of the Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
FOURTH: The total number of shares of capital stock of all classes which this Corporation shall have authority to issue shall be one billion eight hundred five million (1,805,000,000) shares, consisting of one billion eight hundred million (1,800,000,000) shares of Common Stock of the par value of one dollar ($1.00) per share, amounting in the aggregate to one billion eight hundred million dollars ($1,800,000,000), and five million (5,000,000) shares of Preferred Stock of the par value of one dollar ($1.00) per share, amounting in the aggregate to five million dollars ($5,000,000).
THIRD: This Certificate of Amendment was duly adopted in accordance with Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
FOURTH: All other provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation shall remain in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF , the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be signed by Scott Goldenberg, its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and attested to by Alicia C. Kelly, its Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, this 22 nd day of October, 2018.
|THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Scott Goldenberg|
|Title:||Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|By:||/s/ Alicia C. Kelly|
|Name:||Alicia C. Kelly|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|