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): October 22, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 1-3749946-0599018
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
120 Mountainview Blvd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(908) 991-2665
Not Applicable
(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 ClassTrading SymbolName of Exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per shareBNEDNew York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.07     Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (the "Company") was held on October 22, 2020. At the Annual Meeting, 42,833,149 shares of Common Stock were represented in person or by proxy out of the 48,633,117 shares of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote as of August 25, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting. The voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

1.     Election of Directors. The Company’s stockholders elected the Board’s nominees as Directors of the Company by the following vote:

NameVotes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Emily C. Chiu26,946,2713,921,41513,53711,951,926
Daniel A. DeMatteo23,594,5185,450,8271,835,87811,951,926
David G. Golden23,440,5035,604,9571,835,76311,951,926
Michael P. Huseby26,874,1203,992,60814,49511,951,926
Zachary D. Levenick27,408,9601,635,4951,836,76811,951,926
Lowell W. Robinson30,671,794194,63614,79311,951,926
John R. Ryan26,358,1894,508,14514,88911,951,926
Jerry Sue Thornton23,630,2535,415,6451,835,32511,951,926
David A. Wilson23,681,8615,363,4821,835,88011,951,926

2.     Advisory (non-binding) Vote on Executive Compensation. The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, compensation of the Company’s named executive officers by an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal. The results of voting on the proposal are set forth below:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

3.     Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accountants of the Company for the Fiscal Year Ending May 1, 2021. The Company’s stockholders approved the proposal by an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal. The results of voting on the proposal are set forth below:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentions


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 thereunto duly authorized.

Date: October 22, 2020 By: /s/ Michael C. Miller
Name: Michael C. Miller
Title: Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs