SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 1, 2013
Tyson Foods, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2200 Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, AR 72762-6999
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
Registrant’s principal executive offices)
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if applicable)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
As noted in Item 5.07 below, at the annual meeting of shareholders of Tyson Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) held on February 1, 2013 (the “Annual Meeting”), the Company's shareholders approved the amendment and restatement of the Company's 2000 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Stock Incentive Plan”) to incorporate all prior amendments to the Stock Incentive Plan since it was last amended and restated effective November 19, 2004, as well as to increase the number of shares of Class A Common Stock available for issuance under the Stock Incentive Plan by 29,340,000 to 90,000,000. A brief description of the material terms of the Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, is set forth on pages 15 to 19 of the Company's Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for the Annual Meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 21, 2012 (the “Proxy Statement”) and is incorporated herein by reference. That summary and the foregoing description of the Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, are qualified in their entirety by reference to the text of the Stock Incentive Plan, which was filed as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Matters voted on by shareholders a the Annual Meeting included (i) the election of directors of the Company's board, (ii) approval of the amendment and restatement of the Stock Incentive Plan, (iii) approval of the amendment and restatement of the Tyson Foods, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and (iv) ratification of the Company's selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 28, 2013. The results of the shareholders' votes are reported below.
With respect to the election of directors:
Kathleen M. Bader
Gaurdie E. Banister Jr.
Kevin M. McNamara
Brad T. Sauer
Barbara A. Tyson
Albert C. Zapanta
With respect to the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Stock Incentive Plan:
With respect to the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Tyson Foods, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan:
With respect to the ratification of the Company's selection of PwC:
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.
TYSON FOODS, INC.
Date: February 5, 2013
/s/ R. Read Hudson
R. Read Hudson
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and
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