Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 27, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio1-894434-1464672(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 Public Square,Suite 3300,Cleveland,Ohio44114-2315(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (216) 694-5700
(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered:Common Shares, par value $0.125 per shareCLFNew York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") of the Company was held on April 27, 2022. The final voting results for the proposals submitted for a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below:
As of February 28, 2022, there were 524,409,717 common shares of the Company entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each such share was entitled to one vote. There were present at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, holders of 389,154,229 common shares representing more than a majority of the voting power and constituting a quorum.
At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted on the following items:
Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors
All of the Company's nominees were elected as directors by the votes indicated below for a term that will expire on the date of the 2023 annual meeting of Shareholders:
Lourenco Goncalves231,552,75433,498,091124,103,384Douglas C. Taylor194,418,34270,632,503124,103,384John T. Baldwin198,725,76966,325,076124,103,384Robert P. Fisher, Jr.262,658,1792,392,666124,103,384William K. Gerber263,347,0811,703,764124,103,384Susan M. Green261,035,1524,015,693124,103,384Ralph S. Michael, III197,191,00567,859,840124,103,384Janet L. Miller262,532,5552,518,290124,103,384Gabriel Stoliar263,302,9251,747,920124,103,384Arlene M. Yocum263,186,1971,864,648124,103,384
Proposal No. 2: Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Named Executive Officers' Compensation
This proposal, which was on an advisory basis, received an affirmative vote of a majority of the shares present, in person or represented by proxy, at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote. The voting results were as follows:
Proposal No. 3: Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2022
This proposal received an affirmative vote of more than a majority of the shares present, in person or represented by proxy, at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote. The voting results were as follows:
FOR384,307,521 AGAINST2,755,252 ABSTAIN2,091,456
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription101Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL.
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.
CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC.Date:April 29, 2022By:/s/ James D. GrahamName:James D. GrahamTitle:Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer & Secretary