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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 24, 2018

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NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-07964
 
73-0785597
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
Commission
File Number
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
1001 Noble Energy Way,
Houston, Texas
 
 
 
77070
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
o
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o
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o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company o
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o





Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Noble Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) annual meeting of shareholders on April 24, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”), holders of an aggregate of 492,191,992 shares of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on February 23, 2018, were entitled to vote at the meeting, of which 438,060,540, or approximately 89.00% 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 nine nominees as members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company to serve until the next annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders:
Name
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Vote
Jeffrey L. Berenson
397,314,358

7,587,694

472,456

32,686,032

Michael A. Cawley
391,374,172

13,530,633

469,703

32,686,032

Edward F. Cox
395,256,544

9,644,976

472,988

32,686,032

James E. Craddock
247,901,774

156,992,159

480,575

32,686,032

Thomas J. Edelman
396,166,529

8,732,817

475,162

32,686,032

Holli C. Ladhani
354,623,429

50,251,540

499,539

32,686,032

David L. Stover
395,380,147

9,479,091

515,270

32,686,032

Scott D. Urban
398,245,066

6,652,784

476,658

32,686,032

William T. Van Kleef
397,496,567

7,396,398

481,543

32,686,032


Proposal #2 - To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for the fiscal year 2018:

For
Against
Abstain
434,820,597
2,734,262
505,681

Proposal #3 - To approve, in an advisory vote, executive compensation:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Vote
393,974,230
10,847,949
552,329
32,686,032

Proposal #4 - To consider a shareholder proposal requesting a published assessment of various climate change scenarios on our portfolio, if properly presented at the meeting:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Vote
184,648,513
219,077,761
1,648,234
32,686,032
















SIGNATURE
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.
 
 
 
 
Date:
April 25, 2018
 
 
By: 
 
/s/ Aaron G. Carlson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron G. Carlson
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary