SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 5, 2014
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On November 5, 2014, Oracle Corporation (Oracle) held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The following is a brief description of each matter submitted to a vote at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. For more information about these proposals, please refer to Oracles definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on September 23, 2014 (the Proxy Statement).
Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors
The stockholders elected each of the following persons as a director to hold office until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Jeffrey S. Berg
H. Raymond Bingham
Michael J. Boskin
Safra A. Catz
Bruce R. Chizen
George H. Conrades
Lawrence J. Ellison
Jeffrey O. Henley
Mark V. Hurd
Naomi O. Seligman
Proposal No. 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
The stockholders cast an advisory vote to approve executive compensation as follows: 1,617,434,377 shares in favor, 1,909,452,557 shares against, 4,428,481 shares abstaining and 405,012,566 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 3: Ratification of Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Oracles independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2015, with 3,908,290,342 shares voting in favor, 25,329,483 shares against and 2,708,156 shares abstaining.
Proposal No. 4: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Vote Tabulation
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal requesting that Oracles Board amend Oracles governing documents to provide that all matters presented to stockholders, other than the election of directors, shall be decided by a simple majority of the shares voted FOR and AGAINST an item, with 298,269,486 shares in favor, 3,221,233,710 shares against, 11,812,219 shares abstaining and 405,012,566 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 5: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Multiple Performance Metrics
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal requesting that Oracles Compensation Committee of the Board, in setting performance measures for top executives, include multiple weighted metrics over a multiyear period, and disclose to stockholders any changes to such metrics, with 953,212,249 shares in favor, 2,571,047,287 shares against, 7,055,879 shares abstaining and 405,012,566 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 6: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Quantifiable Performance Metrics
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal requesting that Oracles Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors adopt a policy that all equity compensation plans submitted for shareholder approval after the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code specify the awards that will result from performance, with 845,205,418 shares in favor, 2,674,352,808 shares against, 11,757,189 shares abstaining and 405,012,566 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 7: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Proxy Access
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal requesting that Oracles Board of Directors adopt, and present for shareholder approval, a proxy access bylaw, with 1,578,053,610 shares in favor, 1,946,813,794 shares against, 6,448,011 shares abstaining and 405,012,566 broker non-votes.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: November 7, 2014||By||/s/ Brian S. Higgins|
Name: Brian S. Higgins
Title: Vice President, Associate General Counsel and