UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: October 8, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
HERMAN MILLER, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(Commission File No.)
855 East Main Avenue
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 3.03 Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders
The disclosures set forth under Item 5.03 below are incorporated in this Item 3.03 by reference.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Effective October 8, 2018, the Company filed Restated Articles of Incorporation with the State of Michigan to effect (1) the amendment approved by the Company’s shareholders at its annual meeting of shareholders held on October 8, 2018, as described in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the SEC on August 28, 2018, and (2) a change to the registered agent of the Company.
Effective October 8, 2018, the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws were also amended to incorporate a majority voting standard for the election of the Company’s directors in an uncontested election of directors. In contested elections, the voting standard will continue to be a plurality of votes cast. This amendment was described in more detail in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the SEC on August 28, 2018, and became effective concurrently with the amendment to the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation described above.
The foregoing description of the amendments does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the actual amendments.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters of a Vote of Security Holders
The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Company was held on October 8, 2018, at which:
(1) The following nominees were elected to serve three year terms on the company’s Board of Directors by the following votes:
David A. Brandon
Douglas D. French
John R. Hoke III
Heidi J. Manheimer
The following individuals continue their service as Directors of the company: Mary V. Andringa, Brenda L. Freeman, J. Barry Griswell, Lisa A. Kro, Andrea R. Owen, and Michael A. Volkema.
(2) The Amendment to the Company's Articles of Incorporation has been approved by the following votes:
(3) Ernst & Young LLP was approved as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 1, 2019, by the following votes:
(4) The compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers was approved on an advisory basis by the following votes:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: October 11, 2018
HERMAN MILLER, INC.
/s/ Kevin J. Veltman
Kevin J. Veltman
Vice President of Investor Relations & Treasurer (Duly Authorized Signatory for Registrant)