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 10, 2011
CIT GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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11 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
(Address of registrant's principal executive office)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (212) 461-5200
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 10, 2011, CIT Group Inc. (the Company), held its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting), at the Companys offices in Livingston, New Jersey. A total of 200,478,847 shares of the Companys common stock were entitled to vote as of March 14, 2011, the record date for the Annual Meeting. There were 176,365,811 shares present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, at which the stockholders were asked to vote on five (5) proposals. Set forth below are the matters acted upon by the stockholders, and the final voting results of each such proposal.
Proposal 1. Election of Directors.
With respect to the election of the following nominees as Directors of the Company to hold office for a term of one year, or until the next annual meeting of stockholders:
|Michael J. Embler||158,783,244||848,895||34,040||16,699,632|
|William M. Freeman||147,449,579||12,182,880||33,720||16,699,632|
|David M. Moffett||159,498,679||139,742||27,758||16,699,632|
|R. Brad Oates||158,781,424||851,044||33,711||16,699,632|
|Marianne Miller Parrs||153,344,914||6,294,692||26,573||16,699,632|
|John R. Ryan||140,747,816||18,884,929||33,434||16,699,632|
|John A. Thain||151,502,913||8,137,866||25,400||16,699,632|
|Peter J. Tobin||153,344,066||6,290,187||31,926||16,699,632|
|Laura S. Unger||158,779,256||859,529||27,394||16,699,632|
Based on the votes set forth above, each of the nominees set forth above were duly elected to serve as directors of the Company for a one year term, or until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified at the next annual meeting of stockholders of the Company.
Proposal 2. Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm and external auditors for the year ending December 31, 2011 received the following votes:
Based on the votes set forth above, the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm and external auditors to serve for the year ending December 31, 2011 was duly ratified by the stockholders.
Proposal 3. Advisory Vote on the Compensation of the Companys Executive Officers
The advisory (non-binding) approval of the compensation of the Companys named executive officers, as set forth in the Companys proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, received the following votes:
Based on the votes set forth above, the compensation of the Companys named executive officers, as set forth in the Companys proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, was approved in an advisory vote by the stockholders.
Proposal 4: Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Advisory Votes on the Compensation of the Companys Executive Officers
The advisory (non-binding) vote on the frequency with which advisory (non-binding) votes should be held on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers, pursuant to the SECs compensation disclosure rules, received the following votes:
|One Year||Two Years||Three Years||Abstain|
Based on the votes set forth above, the non-binding advice of the shareholders is that the Company should hold an advisory (non-binding) vote on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers every year.
Proposal 5: Approval of the CIT Group Inc. 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The approval of the CIT Group Inc. 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan received the following votes:
Based on the votes set forth above, the CIT Group Inc. 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan was approved by the stockholders.
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.
|CIT GROUP INC.|
|By:||/s/ Robert J. Ingato|
|Robert J. Ingato|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel &|
Dated: May 10, 2011