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): October 28, 2019
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
4600 Silicon Drive
(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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.00125 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Cree, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 28, 2019 (the “Annual Meeting”). The shareholders considered three proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 10, 2019.
Proposal No. 1: Election of eight nominees to serve as directors. The votes were cast as follows:
John C. Hodge
Clyde R. Hosein
Darren R. Jackson
Duy-Loan T. Le
Gregg A. Lowe
John B. Replogle
Thomas H. Werner
Anne C. Whitaker
Broker Non-Votes: 8,373,386
All nominees were elected.
Proposal No. 2: Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 28, 2020. The votes were cast as follows:
Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP appointment
Proposal No. 2 was approved.
Proposal No. 3: Advisory (nonbinding) vote to approve executive compensation. The votes were cast as follows:
Advisory (nonbinding) vote to approve executive compensation
Broker Non-Votes: 8,373,386
Proposal No. 3 was approved.
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.
/s/ Neill P. Reynolds
Neill P. Reynolds
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: October 28, 2019