SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 23, 2011
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting) of Apple Inc. (the Company) was held on February 23, 2011. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted on the following six proposals and cast their votes as described below.
The individuals listed below were elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a one-year term on the Companys Board of Directors (the Board).
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William V. Campbell
Millard S. Drexler
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Steven P. Jobs
Arthur D. Levinson
Ronald D. Sugar
Proposal 2 was a management proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2011, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.
Proposal 3 was a management proposal to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was approved.
Proposal 4 was a management proposal to hold an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation, as described in the proxy materials. 1 Year was approved.
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Based on these results, and consistent with the Companys recommendation, the Board has determined that the Company will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year.
Proposal 5 was a shareholder proposal entitled Amend the Companys Corporate Governance Guidelines to Adopt and Disclose a Written CEO Succession Planning Policy, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal was not approved.
Proposal 6 was a shareholder proposal entitled Adopt a Majority Voting Standard for Director Elections, as described in the proxy materials. This proposal 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, thereunto duly authorized.
D. Bruce Sewell
Date: February 24, 2011
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|