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): May 13, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
700 Milam Street, Suite 1900
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.003 par value||LNG||NYSE American|
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).
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Cheniere Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”) on May 13, 2021. There were 211,116,755 shares of the Company's common stock present or represented by proxy at the 2021 Annual Meeting. This represented approximately 83.27% of the Company's shares of common stock outstanding as of the record date of the 2021 Annual Meeting. Three proposals, as described in the Company's Proxy Statement dated April 9, 2021 (the “2021 Proxy Statement”), were voted upon at the 2021 Annual Meeting. The following is a brief description of the matters voted upon and the final voting results.
|ITEM 1:||ELECTION OF DIRECTORS|
|Director||Number of Votes For||Number of Votes Against||Number of Abstentions||Number of Broker Non-Votes|
|G. Andrea Botta||166,778,534||29,408,532||114,601||14,815,088|
|Jack A. Fusco||193,608,551||2,642,749||50,367||14,815,088|
|Vicky A. Bailey||185,084,129||11,166,782||50,756||14,815,088|
|David B. Kilpatrick||189,231,602||7,019,294||50,771||14,815,088|
|Sean T. Klimczak||192,750,275||3,499,880||51,512||14,815,088|
|Donald F. Robillard, Jr.||190,002,629||6,247,494||51,544||14,815,088|
|Neal A. Shear||186,733,943||9,511,343||56,381||14,815,088|
|Andrew J. Teno||191,147,397||5,103,800||50,470||14,815,088|
Each of the director nominees was elected as a director to serve for a one-year term until the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.
|ITEM 2:||ADVISORY AND NON-BINDING VOTE TO APPROVE THE COMPENSATION OF THE COMPANY’S NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS FOR 2020|
|Number of Votes For||Number of Votes Against||Number of Abstentions||Number of Broker Non-Votes|
In an advisory and non-binding vote, the shareholders approved the compensation paid for 2020 to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the 2021 Proxy Statement.
|ITEM 3:||RATIFICATION OF KPMG LLP AS INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR 2021|
|Number of Votes For||Number of Votes Against||Number of Abstentions|
The shareholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.
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.
|CHENIERE ENERGY, INC.|
|Date:||May 17, 2021||By:||/s/ Zach Davis|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and |
|Chief Financial Officer|