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 6, 2015|
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|1100 Cassatt Road, Berwyn, Pennsylvania||19312|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||610-647-2121|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On May 6, 2015, the Stockholders of AMETEK, Inc. (the Company) approved amendments to the Companys Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, dated May 8, 2013, and By-Laws as amended to and including May 8, 2014, both effective on May 6, 2015, to provide stockholders certain rights to call a special meeting.
The amendments to the Companys Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws permit the holders of at least 50% of the Companys outstanding voting stock (excluding derivatives) to call a special meeting of stockholders, subject to certain procedural requirements with which stockholders would be required to comply in order to call a special meeting. For example, the Board of Directors is not required to call a special meeting in the event of a request if: (i) the request is received during the period commencing 90 days prior to the first anniversary of the date of the immediately preceding annual meeting of stockholders and ending on the date of the next annual meeting; (ii) a similar item (as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors) was presented at a meeting of stockholders held not more than 120 days before the request is received; (iii) the Chairman of the Board or the Corporate Secretary has called or calls for an annual or special meeting of stockholders to be held within 90 days after the request is received and the business to be conducted at such meeting is a similar item; or (iv) the requesting stockholders do not comply with requirements of the Certificate of Incorporation or By-Laws.
The general description above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of AMETEK, Inc., dated May 6, 2015, which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 3.1 to this report, and the By-Laws of AMETEK, Inc. as amended to and including May 6, 2015, which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 3.2 to this report.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of AMETEK, Inc. (the Company) was held on May 6, 2015. The following matters were voted on at the Annual Meeting and received the number of votes indicated:
|1)||Election of Directors. The following nominees were elected to the Board of Directors for a term expiring in 2018:|
|Nominee||Votes For||Votes Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
James R. Malone
Elizabeth R. Varet
Dennis K. Williams
Of the remaining six Board members, Ruby R. Chandy, Charles D. Klein and Steven W. Kohlhagen terms expire in 2016 and Anthony J. Conti, Gretchen W. McClain and Frank S. Hermance terms expire in 2017.
|2)||Approval of Amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws to Provide Stockholders Certain Rights to Call a Special Meeting. The Stockholders approved the amendments to the Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws to provide Stockholders certain rights to call a special meeting. The result of the vote was as follows:|
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|3)||Advisory Approval of the Companys Executive Compensation. The Stockholders approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of certain executive officers. The result of the vote was as follows:|
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|4)||Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The Stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2015. The result of the vote was as follows:|
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstain|
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of AMETEK, Inc., dated May 6, 2015.|
|3.2||By-Laws of AMETEK, Inc. as amended to and including May 6, 2015.|
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.
|May 8, 2015||By:||
/s/ William J. Burke
|Name: William J. Burke|
|Title: Senior Vice President - Comptroller & Treasurer|
|Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of AMETEK, Inc., dated May 6, 2015.|
|By Laws of AMETEK, Inc. as amended to and including May 6, 2015.|