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 29, 2021
 

 
WestRock Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
 

 
Delaware
 
 
001-38736
 
 
37-1880617
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
 
 
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
 
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
1000 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, Georgia
30328
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
(770) 448-2193
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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 each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
WRK
New York Stock Exchange
 
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 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a vote of Security Holders

WestRock Company held its annual meeting of stockholders on January 29, 2021, at which the Company submitted the following matters to a vote of its stockholders:

Votes cast for, against or withheld regarding 12 individuals nominated for election to serve on the Company’s board of directors for a term expiring in 2022 were as follows:

 
 
For
 
 
 
Against
 
 
Withheld
 
 
Broker
Non-Vote
 
 Colleen F. Arnold
 
 
203,390,786
     
  1,501,156
     
699,967
     
22,241,596
 
 Timothy J. Bernlohr
 
 
186,838,827
     
18,035,677
     
717,405
     
22,241,596
 
 J. Powell Brown
 
 
203,983,878
     
  1,391,865
     
216,166
     
22,241,596
 
 Terrell K. Crews
 
 
203,373,558
     
  1,501,033
     
717,318
     
22,241,596
 
 Russell M. Currey
 
 
203,833,092
     
  1,582,941
     
175,876
     
22,241,596
 
 Suzan F. Harrison
 
 
204,099,183
     
     781,867
     
710,859
     
22,241,596
 
 John A. Luke, Jr.
 
 
204,499,546
     
    403,679
     
688,684
     
22,241,596
 
 Gracia C. Martore
 
 
200,857,958
     
 4,534,240
     
199,711
     
22,241,596
 
 James E. Nevels
 
 
202,373,933
     
 2,515,418
     
702,558
     
22,241,596
 
 Steven C. Voorhees
 
 
204,806,375
     
    601,544
     
183,990
     
22,241,596
 
 Bettina M. Whyte
 
 
201,924,457
     
 2,957,995
     
709,457
     
22,241,596
 
 Alan D. Wilson
 
 
204,138,674
     
    743,530
     
709,705
     
22,241,596
 

Votes cast for or against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non‑votes regarding each of the matters noted below, were as follows:

 
 
For
 
 
Against
 
 
Abstain
 
 
Broker
Non-Vote
 
Advisory vote on executive compensation
 
 
185,500,734
     
19,708,352
     
755,577
     
22,241,596
 
Approval of WestRock Company 2020 Incentive Stock Plan
   
193,437,161
     
11,805,087
     
722,415
     
22,241,596
 
Ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as independent registered public accounting firm of the Company
 
 
215,041,465
     
12,943,214
     
221,580
     
            n/a
 

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.


    WESTROCK COMPANY  
   
(Registrant)
 
       
       
       
Date:  February 2, 2021
By:
/s/ Robert B. McIntosh  
    Robert B. McIntosh  
    Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and  
    Secretary