UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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): June 4, 2019

 

 

THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

DELAWARE    1-4908    04-2207613

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  

(Commission

File Number)

  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(508) 390-1000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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:

 

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))

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, par value $1.00 per share    TJX    New York Stock Exchange

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).

Emerging growth company    ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The annual meeting of shareholders of The TJX Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 4, 2019. The final voting results of the annual meeting are as follows:

Proposal 1 : Each nominee for director was elected, each to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.

 

Nominee

  

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

  

Broker Non-Votes

Zein Abdalla

   993,064,213      1,704,533    1,254,003    75,026,278

Alan M. Bennett

   947,504,882    47,065,210    1,452,657    75,026,278

Rosemary T. Berkery

   993,041,025      1,570,445    1,411,279    75,026,278

David T. Ching

   963,307,460    31,468,404    1,246,885    75,026,278

Ernie Herrman

   979,273,706    15,508,011    1,241,032    75,026,278

Michael F. Hines

   946,507,085    48,254,248    1,261,416    75,026,278

Amy B. Lane

   949,623,439    45,177,313    1,221,997    75,026,278

Carol Meyrowitz

   963,182,287    30,830,347    2,010,115    75,026,278

Jackwyn L. Nemerov

   987,171,101      7,622,772    1,228,876    75,026,278

John F. O’Brien

   934,650,451    60,148,154    1,224,144    75,026,278

Willow B. Shire

   918,675,075    75,814,370    1,533,304    75,026,278

Proposal 2 : The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2020 was ratified.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

1,006,951,042

   63,332,045    765,940

Proposal 3 : On an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion (the say-on-pay vote) was approved.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

  

Broker Non-Votes

924,076,581

   70,440,905    1,505,263    75,026,278

Proposal 4 : A shareholder proposal for a report on compensation disparities based on race, gender, or ethnicity was not approved.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

  

Broker Non-Votes

181,920,396

   805,221,133    8,881,220    75,026,278

Proposal 5 : A shareholder proposal for a report on prison labor was not approved.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

  

Broker Non-Votes

368,098,521    610,928,045    16,996,183    75,026,278

Proposal 6 : A shareholder proposal for a report on human rights risks was not approved.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstaining

  

Broker Non-Votes

379,983,654    599,008,720    17,030,375    75,026,278


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.

 

THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
/s/ Alicia C. Kelly

Alicia C. Kelly

Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Dated:  June 5, 2019