SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): April 19, 2021 (April 15, 2021)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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222 West Las Colinas Blvd. Suite 900N, Irving, TX 75039
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (972) 443-4000
(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 $0.0001 per share||CE||The New York Stock Exchange|
|1.125% Senior Notes due 2023||CE /23||The New York Stock Exchange|
|1.250% Senior Notes due 2025||CE /25||The New York Stock Exchange|
|2.125% Senior Notes due 2027||CE /27||The New York Stock Exchange|
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Emerging growth company ☐
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|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
On April 15, 2021, Celanese Corporation (the "Company") held its 2021 Annual Meeting virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CE2021. The Company’s stockholders were asked to consider and vote upon three proposals: (1) election of ten directors to the Board to serve for a term that expires at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2022 or until their successors are duly elected and qualified or their earlier resignation or retirement; (2) ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021; and (3) an advisory vote to approve executive compensation.
As of the 2021 Annual Meeting record date of February 18, 2021, there were 114,174,882 shares of the Company’s Common Stock issued and outstanding and entitled to be voted at the 2021 Annual Meeting, if represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. A total of 102,688,692 shares were voted in person or by proxy 89.93% quorum). For each proposal, the stockholder voting results were as follows:
1. Election of Directors. Each of the director nominees was elected to serve for a term which expires at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2022 by the votes set forth in the table below.
|Nominee||Voted For||Voted Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|Jean S. Blackwell||99,240,914||656,396||22,299||2,769,083|
|William M. Brown||92,955,317||6,940,948||23,344||2,769,083|
|Edward G. Galante||98,308,919||1,586,687||24,003||2,769,083|
|Kathryn M. Hill||99,281,504||617,376||20,729||2,769,083|
|David F. Hoffmeister||96,934,192||2,961,125||24,292||2,769,083|
|Jay V. Ihlenfeld||99,128,031||769,719||21,859||2,769,083|
|Deborah J. Kissire||98,876,214||1,021,376||22,019||2,769,083|
|Kim K.W. Rucker||98,477,975||1,420,420||21,214||2,769,083|
|Lori J. Ryerkerk||94,099,907||5,342,118||477,584||2,769,083|
|John K. Wulff||96,833,570||3,064,112||21,927||2,769,083|
2. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021 was ratified by the stockholders by the votes set forth in the table below.
|Voted For||Voted Against||Abstain|
3. Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting, by the votes set forth in the table below.
|Voted For||Voted Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
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/ MICHAEL R. SULLIVAN|
|Name:||Michael R. Sullivan|
|Title:||Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary|
|Date:||April 19, 2021|