STAPLES, INC. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

STAPLES, INC. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Staples, Inc. (the Company) held its annual meeting of shareholders
on June 12, 2017. Set forth below are the final voting results for
each of the matters submitted to a vote of the shareholders. More
information about the proposals set forth below can be found in the
Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2017.
1.
Election of Directors:
Director
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non Vote
Drew G. Faust
493,368,164
3,667,072
292,268
66,830,960
Curtis Feeny
494,851,599
2,181,569
294,336
66,830,960
Paul-Henri Ferrand
493,242,892
3,789,875
294,737
66,830,960
Shira Goodman
495,742,746
1,336,657
248,101
66,830,960
Deborah A. Henretta
493,867,011
3,207,163
253,330
66,830,960
Kunal S. Kamlani
493,232,312
3,801,261
293,931
66,830,960
John F. Lundgren
495,071,831
1,957,975
297,698
66,830,960
Robert E. Sulentic
491,783,456
5,241,173
302,875
66,830,960
Vijay Vishwanath
491,975,972
5,058,630
292,902
66,830,960
Paul F. Walsh
482,587,159
14,465,077
275,268
66,830,960
2. Approval, on an advisory basis, of named executive officer
compensation.
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non Vote
474,239,636
22,246,224
841,644
66,830,960
3. Advisory vote on the frequency of future executive
compensation advisory votes.
One Year
Two Years
Three Years
Abstain
Broker Non Vote
427,305,767
489,333
69,097,703
434,701
66,830,960
4. Approval of the Companys Amended and Restated Executive
Officer Incentive Plan.
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For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non Vote
487,336,527
9,271,569
719,408
66,830,960
5. Ratification of the selection by the Audit Committee of the
Board of Directors of Ernst Young LLP as Staples’ independent
registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year.
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non Vote
557,861,002
5,955,687
341,775
n/a
The Board of Directors has determined that the Company shall hold
an annual advisory vote on executive compensation.


About STAPLES, INC. (NASDAQ:SPLS)

Staples, Inc. is a provider of products and services for business customers and consumers. The Company offers a selection of products, Websites and mobile platforms, and a range of copy, print and technology services. The Company operates through three business segments, which include North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The North American Stores & Online segment includes its retail stores and Staples.com businesses in the United States and Canada. The North American Commercial segment consists of the United States and Canadian businesses that sell and deliver products and services directly to businesses, including Staples Advantage and Quill.com. The International Operations segment consists of businesses in approximately 25 countries in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. It serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia.

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