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): September 12, 2019
The Kraft Heinz Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(Address of principal executive offices, including 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
Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On September 12, 2019, we held our 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A total of 1,065,021,990 shares, or approximately 87.3% of our outstanding shares of common stock, were represented in person or by proxy at the 2019 Annual Meeting. The stockholders elected all eleven of the director nominees; approved our named executive officers’ compensation; and ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent auditors for 2019. The stockholders did not approve the shareholder proposals presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting. The final voting results for the matters submitted to a stockholder vote at the 2019 Annual Meeting are set forth below:
Item 1. Election of Directors.
Gregory E. Abel
Joao M. Castro-Neves
Tracy Britt Cool
John T. Cahill
Jeanne P. Jackson
Jorge Paulo Lemann
John C. Pope
Alexandre Van Damme
Item 2. Advisory vote to approve executive compensation.
Item 3. Ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Kraft Heinz’s independent auditors for 2019.
Item 4. Shareholder proposal related to protein diversification.
Item 5. Shareholder proposal related to reducing synthetic pesticides.
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 Kraft Heinz Company
September 12, 2019
/s/ Rashida La Lande
Rashida La Lande
Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel and Head of CSR and Government Affairs; Corporate Secretary