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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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) January 28, 2021

 

 

 

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-04534   23-1274455

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7201 Hamilton Boulevard

Allentown, Pennsylvania 18195-1501

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(610) 481-4911

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

not applicable

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share   APD   New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Euro Notes due 2021   APD21B   New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Euro Notes due 2025   APD25   New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Euro Notes due 2028   APD28   New York Stock Exchange
0.800% Euro Notes due 2032   APD32   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 under 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 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On January 28, 2021, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 195,307,483 shares of common stock represented at the meeting by valid proxies or voted at the meeting, which was approximately 88.35% of the shares of common stock entitled to vote at the meeting and which constituted a quorum. The final voting results for the matters submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

 

  1.

Election of Directors. Each of the nominees for director was elected to serve until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or removal. The voting results were as follows, with each nominee having received at least 97.09% of the votes cast for his or her election:

 

Nominee

   Votes For    Votes Against    Votes Abstained    Broker Non-Votes

Susan K. Carter

   179,913,319    1,884,841    210,173    13,299,150

Charles I. Cogut

   179,696,436    2,059,048    252,849    13,299,150

Lisa A. Davis

   179,994,722    1,793,578    220,033    13,299,150

Chadwick C. Deaton

   177,543,339    3,683,492    781,502    13,299,150

Seifollah Ghasemi

   175,647,624    5,260,281    1,100,428    13,299,150

David H. Y. Ho

   181,204,132    570,395    233,806    13,299,150

Edward L. Monser

   180,706,408    1,055,388    246,537    13,299,150

Matthew H. Paull

   180,634,222    1,108,257    265,854    13,299,150

 

  2.

Advisory Vote on Executive Officer Compensation. The Company’s shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, by the vote set forth in the table below.

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

171,551,630
(94.55% of the votes cast)

  9,878,595   578,108   13,299,150

 

  3.

Approval of the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The Company’s shareholders approved the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 2021 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “LTIP”) by the vote set forth in the table below. A description of the terms and conditions of the LTIP was previously reported in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 9, 2020.

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

176,076,471
(97.01% of the votes cast)

  5,422,888   508,974   13,299,150

 

  4.

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors. The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 by the vote set forth in the table below.

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

194,240,696
(99.54% of the votes cast)

  883,144   183,643   0

 

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    (Registrant)
Date: January 29, 2021     By:  

/s/ Sean D. Major

      Sean D. Major
      Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

 

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