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: May 6, 2015
(Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3010 Briarpark Drive
Houston, Texas 77042
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
We held our annual meeting of stockholders on May 6, 2015, at which a quorum was present. The table below sets forth the final number of votes cast for and against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, for each matter voted on at that meeting, as certified by the independent inspector of election.
Election of three directors
(a) J. Brian Ferguson
(b) Harold W. McGraw III
(c) Victoria J. Tschinkel
Ratification of selection of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm
Advisory vote on executive compensation
Management proposal regarding the annual election of directors
Shareholder proposal on greenhouse gas reduction goals
Although the management proposal regarding the annual election of directors received significant support from shareholders, it did not receive the affirmative vote of 80% of outstanding shares entitled to vote, as required for adoption by the Certificate of Incorporation. The company intends to submit the proposal again in 2016.
There were 542,327,106 shares outstanding and entitled to vote as of the record date for the annual meeting.
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.
Dated: May 8, 2015
/s/ Paula A. Johnson
Paula A. Johnson
Executive Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary