MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/12/2017 16:38:21)

 

 

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): May 11, 2017

 

 

MSCI Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-33812   13-4038723

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 49th Floor, New York, NY 10007

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 804-3900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

NOT APPLICABLE

(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.

MSCI Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders on May 11, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”) as a virtual meeting. The issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share, entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting consisted of 90,513,850 shares, each share being entitled to one vote. The following is a summary of the voting results for each matter presented to the stockholders:

 

(a) Proposal 1 - Election of members of the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

Director

   For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  

Henry A. Fernandez

     77,757,910        1,609,021        139,073        2,436,105  

Robert G. Ashe

     77,678,137        1,772,385        55,482        2,436,105  

Benjamin F. duPont

     78,803,642        647,189        55,173        2,436,105  

Wayne Edmunds

     77,678,012        1,772,158        55,834        2,436,105  

Alice W. Handy

     79,124,973        325,448        55,583        2,436,105  

Catherine R. Kinney

     79,047,517        403,304        55,183        2,436,105  

Wendy E. Lane

     78,843,695        606,938        55,371        2,436,105  

Jacques P. Perold

     79,169,826        280,244        55,934        2,436,105  

Linda H. Riefler

     78,651,121        799,962        54,921        2,436,105  

George W. Siguler

     79,111,892        338,529        55,583        2,436,105  

Patrick Tierney

     78,837,001        613,370        55,633        2,436,105  

Rodolphe M. Vallee

     77,862,062        1,588,125        55,817        2,436,105  

With respect to the foregoing Proposal 1, each director was elected and received the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast “for” or “against” him or her at the Annual Meeting.

 

(b) Proposal 2 – Approval, by non-binding vote, of the Company’s executive compensation.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

61,078,364

  18,318,472   109,168   2,436,105

The foregoing Proposal 2 was approved.

 

(c) Proposal 3 – Approval, by non-binding vote, of the frequency of future advisory votes to approve the Company’s executive compensation.

 

Every Year

 

Every Two Years

 

Every Three Years

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

71,120,394

  11,679   8,319,752   54,179   2,436,105

On March 20, 2017, the Board determined that, contingent upon a vote of “every year” by a majority of the stockholders at the Annual Meeting, the Company will hold an advisory vote to approve the Company’s executive compensation every year until the next vote on frequency, which shall be no later than the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2023. Based on the voting results of Proposal 3, the Company will hold future advisory votes to approve the Company’s executive compensation every year until the occurrence of the next advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes to approve the Company’s executive compensation at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2023.

 

(d) Proposal 4 – Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for fiscal year 2017.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

78,395,223

  3,500,554   46,332

The foregoing Proposal 4 was ratified.


SIGNATURE

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.

 

        MSCI Inc.
Date: May 12, 2017     By:  

/s/ Henry A. Fernandez

    Name:   Henry A. Fernandez
    Title:   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President