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 18, 2023
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1027 Newport Avenue
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 431-8697
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.50 par value per share||HAS||The NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 18, 2023, Hasbro, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2023 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of the record date of March 22, 2023, there were 138,598,376 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. Of the record date shares, 121,777,706 shares of common stock, or 87.86%, were represented at the Annual Meeting. Set forth below are (i) the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting, which are more fully described in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2023 (the “Proxy”), and (ii) the final certified results of the voting reported by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the independent Inspector of Election for the Annual Meeting (the “Inspector of Election”).
Proposal 1 – Election of Directors
Shareholders elected the Company’s eleven (11) nominees to serve as directors on the Company’s Board of Directors until the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders, and until their successors are duly elected and qualified, or until their earlier death, resignation or removal. The voting results for this proposal were as follows:
Michael R. Burns
Hope F. Cochran
Christian P. Cocks
Tracy A. Leinbach
Laurel J. Richie
Richard S. Stoddart
Mary Beth West
Linda Zecher Higgins
Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote to Approve the Compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers
Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as such compensation is disclosed in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” and “Executive Compensation” sections in the Proxy. The voting results for this proposal were as follows:
Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote on the Frequency of the Shareholder Vote to Approve the Compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers
Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, having the shareholder vote on the compensation for the Company’s Named Executive Officers annually (every one year), as opposed to every two years or every three years. The voting results for this proposal were as follows:
The Board had recommended to shareholders that the vote on the Compensation of the Company’s Named Executed Officers be held every one year, and in accordance with the results on this vote it is the intent of the Board to submit the vote on the Compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers to the shareholders every year.
Proposal 4 –Approve Amendments to the Company’s 2003 Stock Incentive Performance Plan
Shareholders approved the amendments to the Company’s Restated 2003 Stock Incentive Performance Plan, as such amendments are described in the Proxy. The voting results for this proposal were as follows:
Proposal 5 – Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Shareholders ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year 2023. The voting results for this proposal were as follows:
No other matters were properly presented for consideration or shareholder action at 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.
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| ||By:||/s/ Tarrant Sibley|
| ||Name:||Tarrant Sibley|
| ||Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer|
|Date: May 22, 2023|| || |