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 26, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina0-2115456-1572719
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

4600 Silicon Drive
DurhamNorth Carolina27703
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(919) 407-5300
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.00125 par value CREEThe 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 of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company    
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    

Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Cree, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 26, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). The shareholders considered four proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 9, 2020.

Proposal No. 1: Election of nine nominees to serve as directors. The votes were cast as follows:
Name  Votes For  Votes Withheld
Glenda M. Dorchak  96,095,336  685,865
John C. Hodge96,310,433470,768
Clyde R. Hosein  94,732,459  2,048,742
Darren R. Jackson  96,309,611  471,590
Duy-Loan T. Le95,264,7431,516,458
Gregg A. Lowe96,539,386241,815
John B. Replogle95,787,289993,912
Thomas H. Werner93,938,3852,842,816
Anne C. Whitaker95,361,0611,420,140
Broker Non-Votes: 7,190,640

All nominees were elected.

Proposal No. 2: Approval of the 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The votes were cast as follows:
   Votes For  Votes Against  Abstained
Approval of 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan  96,280,325462,79838,078

Broker Non-Votes: 7,190,640

Proposal No. 2 was approved.

Proposal No. 3: Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 27, 2021. The votes were cast as follows:
   Votes For  Votes Against  Abstained
Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP appointment  103,810,38288,56972,890

Proposal No. 3 was approved.

Proposal No. 4: Advisory (nonbinding) vote to approve executive compensation. The votes were cast as follows:
   Votes For  Votes Against  Abstained
Advisory (nonbinding) vote to approve executive compensation  92,132,3854,489,681159,135

Broker Non-Votes: 7,190,640

Proposal No. 4 was approved.

Item 8.01Other Events

On October 26, 2020, the shareholders of the Company approved the 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”). A copy of the ESPP is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description of Exhibit
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

By:/s/ Bradley D. Kohn
Bradley D. Kohn
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Date: October 26, 2020