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 19, 2021
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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||NOC||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).
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ITEM 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2021 Annual Meeting held on May 19, 2021, shareholders considered and approved the three proposals that management presented, each of which is described in more detail in the Company's Proxy Statement filed on April 2, 2021. Shareholders did not approve either the shareholder proposal that the Company assess and report on potential human rights impacts that could result from governments' use of our products, or the shareholder proposal to move to a 10% ownership threshold for shareholders to request action by written consent.
The results detailed below represent the final voting results as certified by the Inspectors of Election.
The shareholders elected the following twelve directors: Kathy J. Warden, David P. Abney, Marianne C. Brown, Donald E. Felsinger, Ann M. Fudge, William H. Hernandez, Madeleine A. Kleiner, Karl J. Krapek, Gary Roughead, Thomas M. Schoewe, James S. Turley and Mark A. Welsh III.
|Kathy J. Warden||124,886,161||4,486,927||382,007||14,385,935|
|David P. Abney||127,795,538||1,302,541||657,016||14,385,935|
|Marianne C. Brown||127,459,456||1,700,535||595,104||14,385,935|
|Donald E. Felsinger||124,188,795||4,956,701||609,599||14,385,935|
|Ann M. Fudge||126,748,415||2,345,700||660,980||14,385,935|
|William H. Hernandez||127,516,282||1,676,911||561,902||14,385,935|
|Madeleine A. Kleiner||124,247,789||3,858,610||1,648,696||14,385,935|
|Karl J. Krapek||125,108,282||4,025,463||621,350||14,385,935|
|Gary Roughead ||126,877,855||2,319,170||558,070||14,385,935|
|Thomas M. Schoewe||126,593,518||2,491,502||670,075||14,385,935|
|James S. Turley||126,389,371||2,731,391||634,333||14,385,935|
|Mark A. Welsh III||127,434,408||1,753,294||567,393||14,385,935|
The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, with a vote of:
The shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 with a vote of 140,098,715 shares for, 3,533,351 shares against and 508,964 abstentions.
The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal that the Company assess and report on potential human rights impacts that could result from governments' use of our products and services.
The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal to move to a 10% ownership threshold for shareholders to request action by written consent.
The Board of Directors will carefully consider the shareholders' votes on these proposals and the feedback received in the course of our shareholder engagement.
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.
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| || ||NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION |
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| || || ||By:|| ||/s/ Jennifer C. McGarey|
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Jennifer C. McGarey
Corporate Vice President and Secretary
Date: May 24, 2021