Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2021
The Carlyle Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-35538 45-2832612
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington,DC 20004-2505
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(202) 729-5626
(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockCGThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
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 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 1, 2021, The Carlyle Group Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As further discussed below, at the Annual Meeting, the shareholders of the Company approved The Carlyle Group Inc. Amended and Restated 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Incentive Plan”), which had been previously approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, subject to shareholder approval.
A description of the Equity Incentive Plan is set forth in the section entitled "Item 3. Approval of The Carlyle Group Inc. Amended and Restated 2012 Equity Incentive Plan" starting on page 49 of the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”), which is incorporated herein by reference. The description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Equity Incentive Plan, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.
Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held its Annual Meeting on June 1, 2021. The Company’s shareholders considered five proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Proxy Statement. The final voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting were as follows:
Item 1. Election to our Board of Directors of the following four Class 1 director nominees for a three-year term:
Daniel A. D'Aniello254,213,31047,047,81527,553,886
Peter J. Clare278,630,09522,631,03027,553,886
Dr. Thomas S. Robertson300,175,7891,085,33627,553,886
William J. Shaw300,020,3031,240,82227,553,886
Item 2. Ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2021
Item 3. Approval of The Carlyle Group Inc. Amended and Restated 2012 Equity Incentive Plan
Item 4. Non-Binding Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation
Proposal 5. Non-Binding Vote on Frequency of Shareholder Votes to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation
The Board of Directors has considered these voting results and determined, consistent with the Board of Directors’ recommendation, that an advisory vote on named executive officer compensation will be submitted to shareholders on an annual basis until the next vote on frequency of shareholder votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No.  Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
+ Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement in which directors and/or executive officers are eligible to participate.

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.
 The Carlyle Group Inc.
Date: June 1, 2021  By: /s/ Curtis L. Buser
  Name: Curtis L. Buser
  Title: Chief Financial Officer