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): June 2, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||001-14077|| ||94-2203880|
(State or other jurisdiction
3250 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94109
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (415) 421-7900
(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|
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered:
|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||WSM||New York Stock Exchange||, Inc.|
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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
(d) On June 2, 2021, Esi Eggleston Bracey was elected to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (the “Company”) by a vote of the Company’s stockholders. On June 2, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Ms. Bracey to the Board. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On June 2, 2021, the Company held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the following proposals were voted on by the Company’s stockholders:
Proposal 1: Election of Board of Directors:
|Name of Director||For||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Vote|
|Esi Eggleston Bracey||65,972,623||272,075||56,599||4,198,280|
|Frits van Paasschen||65,563,830||681,864||55,603||4,198,280|
All director nominees were duly elected.
Proposal 2: Amendment of the Company’s 2001 Long-Term Incentive Plan:
Proposal 2 was approved.
Proposal 3: Advisory vote to approve executive compensation:
Proposal 3 was approved, on a non-binding advisory basis.
Proposal 4: Ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 30, 2022:
Proposal 4 was approved.
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.
|Date: June 4, 2021||By:||/s/ Julie Whalen|
|Chief Financial Officer|