SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report May 3, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)
BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number 1-5277
One Neenah Center, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 669, Neenah, Wisconsin 54957-0669
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (920) 727-4100
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 7, 2012, Bemis Company, Inc. (the Company) entered into an amendment to its Second Amended and Restated Long-Term Credit Agreement (Credit Agreement) dated July 21, 2011 among the Company, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Syndication Agent, and various financial institutions. The definition of Consolidated Net Worth was amended to exclude increases or decreases arising from changes in the cumulative translation adjustment, thus largely eliminating the effect of the volatility of foreign currencies on the consolidated net worth calculation. There were no other material changes to the terms or covenants in the Credit Agreement. A copy of the amendment is furnished as Exhibit 10 to this report.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Bemis Company, Inc. 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on May 3, 2012. As of the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 103,090,342 shares of common stock entitled to vote, of which the holders of 87,546,957 shares were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. The results of the items voted on at the Annual Meeting are set forth below:
1. The shareholders elected five director nominees for three-year terms. The vote was as follows:
2. The shareholders voted to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the 2012 fiscal year. The vote was 85,991,746 for, 1,279,081 against, and 276,130 abstentions. There were no broker non-votes.
3. The shareholders voted, on an advisory basis, to approve the Companys executive compensation. The vote was 65,420,829 for, 7,885,006 against, and 907,039 abstentions. There were 13,334,083 broker non-votes.
4. The shareholders voted in favor of a shareholder proposal to eliminate the classification of the Board of Directors. The vote was 55,472,328 for, 18,355,340 against, and 385,206 abstentions. There were 13,334,083 broker non-votes.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10 Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement
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, thereunto duly authorized.