UNITED STATES 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): February 12, 2019
FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, California 94403
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 312-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On February 12, 2019, Franklin Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results were as follows:
To elect 10 directors to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until that person’s successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.
Each of the 10 nominees for director was elected, and the voting results are set forth below:
Name of Director
Peter K. Barker
Charles E. Johnson
Gregory E. Johnson
Rupert H. Johnson, Jr.
Mark C. Pigott
Seth H. Waugh
Geoffrey Y. Yang
To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
The ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was approved, and the voting results are set forth below:
To ratify the stockholder special meeting amendment in the Company’s bylaws, as described in the proxy materials.
The ratification of the stockholder special meeting amendment was approved, and the voting results are set forth below:
To consider and vote on a stockholder proposal requesting that the Board institute procedures on genocide-free investing, as described in the proxy materials.
This stockholder proposal was not approved, and the voting results are set forth below:
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.
FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.
February 13, 2019
/s/ Virginia Rosas
Name: Virginia Rosas
Title: Assistant Secretary