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): April 25, 2017
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1001 Noble Energy Way,
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Noble Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) annual meeting of stockholders on April 25, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”), holders of an aggregate of 435,481,893 shares of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on February 24, 2017, were entitled to vote at the meeting, of which 396,779,111, or approximately 91.11% of the eligible voting shares, were represented in person or by proxy. The certified results of the matters voted upon at the meeting, which are more fully described in the Company’s annual proxy statement, are as follows:
Proposal #1 - To elect the ten nominees as members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company to serve until the next annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders:
Jeffrey L. Berenson
Michael A. Cawley
Edward F. Cox
James E. Craddock
Thomas J. Edelman
Kirby L. Hedrick
David L. Stover
Scott D. Urban
William T. Van Kleef
Molly K. Williamson
Proposal #2 - To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year 2017:
Proposal #3 - To approve, in an advisory vote, executive compensation:
Proposal #4 - To approve, in an advisory vote, the frequency of stockholder vote on executive compensation:
On April 25, 2017, following the Annual Meeting, the Board determined that the advisory vote on executive compensation would be held every year until the next vote on the frequency of such advisory vote on executive compensation, which is required to occur no later than the Company's 2023 annual meeting of stockholders.
Proposal #5 - To approve the 2017 Long-Term Incentive Plan:
Proposal #6 - To consider a stockholder proposal requesting a published assessment of climate change policy impacts, if properly presented at the meeting:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
April 26, 2017
/s/ Aaron G. Carlson
Aaron G. Carlson
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary