SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2018
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
110 North Carpenter Street
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
One McDonald's Plaza
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting of McDonald's Corporation (the "Company") held on May 24, 2018, as well as the number of votes cast with respect to each matter.
Each of the eleven Directors proposed by the Company were re-elected by the following votes to serve until the Company's 2019 Annual Shareholders' Meeting or until his or her respective successor has been elected and qualified. The voting results were as follows:
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
John Rogers, Jr.
The proposal regarding an advisory vote to approve the compensation awarded to the Company's named executive officers for 2017 was approved by shareholders. The votes on this matter were as follows: 503,560,659 votes for; 33,250,613 votes against; 2,506,309 abstentions; and 127,593,058 broker non-votes.
The proposal regarding an advisory vote to approve the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as independent auditor for 2018 was approved by shareholders. The votes on this matter were as follows: 646,716,944 votes for; 18,814,238 votes against; and 1,379,457 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes on this matter.
The proposal regarding an advisory vote on a shareholder proposal requesting the ability for shareholders to act by written consent was not approved by shareholders. The votes on this matter were as follows: 226,325,379 votes for; 309,276,282 votes against; 3,715,920 abstentions; and 127,593,058 broker non-votes.
The proposal regarding an advisory vote on a shareholder proposal requesting a report on plastic straws was not approved by shareholders. The votes on this matter were as follows: 41,267,695 votes for; 487,062,501, votes against; 10,987,385 abstentions; and 127,593,058 broker non-votes.
The proposal regarding an advisory vote on a shareholder proposal requesting a report on charitable contributions was not approved by shareholders. The votes on this matter were as follows: 16,927,612 votes for; 514,466,188 votes against; 7,923,781 abstentions; and 127,593,058 broker non-votes.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 24, 2018, the Company issued an Investor Release announcing that on the same day the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend. A copy of the Investor Release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this Form 8-K.
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.
May 30, 2018
/s/ Denise A. Horne
Denise A. Horne
Corporate Vice President, Associate General Counsel
and Assistant Secretary