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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2021 (February 2, 2021)
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Rockwell Automation, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware1-1238325-1797617
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1201 South Second Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
+1 (414) 382-2000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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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 ($1.00 par value)ROKNew 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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter):
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.  ☐



INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT


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

a.The annual meeting of shareowners of the Company was held on February 2, 2021. The final results of each of the matters submitted to a vote of shareowners at the annual meeting are set forth below.

b.At the annual meeting, the shareowners:

i.voted to elect four directors of the Company for a term expiring at the annual meeting in 2024 and one director for a term expiring at the annual meeting in 2023. Each nominee was elected by a vote of the shareowners as follows:
 Affirmative VotesVotes WithheldBroker Nonvotes
William P. Gipson86,431,296 695,234 11,431,846 
J. Phillip Holloman85,816,244 1,310,286 11,431,846 
Steven R. Kalmanson83,180,184 3,946,346 11,431,846 
Lawrence D. Kingsley86,052,470 1,074,060 11,431,846 
Lisa A. Payne84,801,580 2,324,950 11,431,846 

ii.voted on a proposal to approve on an advisory basis the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as set forth in the Company's proxy statement for the February 2, 2021 annual meeting. The proposal was approved on an advisory basis by a vote of the shareowners as follows:
Affirmative votes74,471,334 
Negative votes9,332,583 
Abstentions3,322,613 
Broker Nonvotes11,431,846 

iii.voted on a proposal to approve the selection by the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors of the firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2021. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareowners as follows:
Affirmative votes92,704,545 
Negative votes5,380,806 
Abstentions473,025 





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.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC.
(Registrant)
By
/S/    REBECCA W. HOUSE        
Rebecca W. House
Senior Vice President, Chief People and Legal Officer and Secretary
Date: February 5, 2021