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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 6, 2010
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Executive Bonus Plan
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the Board) of Oracle Corporation (Oracle) previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, the adoption of the Oracle Corporation Executive Bonus Plan (the Executive Bonus Plan). The Executive Bonus Plan is a variable cash incentive plan designed to motivate certain executives to achieve financial performance objectives and to reward them when such objectives are met. Further, bonuses paid under the Executive Bonus Plan are intended to be deductible by Oracle to the maximum extent possible as performance-based compensation within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Oracle on October 6, 2010 (the Annual Meeting), Oracles stockholders, upon the recommendation of the Board, approved the adoption of the Executive Bonus Plan.
The foregoing description of the Executive Bonus Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Executive Bonus Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.29 to this report. For a more complete description of the terms of the Executive Bonus Plan, please see Proposal No. 2 Approve the Oracle Corporation Executive Bonus Plan (pages 49 51) of Oracles proxy statement dated September 7, 2010 (the Proxy Statement) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Amended and Restated 2000 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan
The Board previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, the adoption of the Oracle Corporation Amended and Restated 2000 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan (the 2000 Stock Plan), including an amendment to extend the termination date of the plan by 10 years and increase the number of authorized shares of stock that may be issued under the 2000 Stock Plan by 388,313,015 shares. At the Annual Meeting, Oracles stockholders, upon the recommendation of the Board, approved the adoption of the 2000 Stock Plan.
The foregoing description of the 2000 Stock Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the 2000 Stock Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.30 to this report. For a more complete description of the terms of the 2000 Stock Plan, please see Proposal No. 3 Approve the Oracle Corporation Amended and Restated 2000 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan (pages 52 56) of the Proxy Statement.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The following is a brief description of each matter submitted to a vote at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of votes cast with respect to each matter. For more information about these proposals, please refer to the Proxy Statement.
Proposal No. 1
The stockholders elected each of the following persons as a director to hold office until the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until earlier retirement, resignation or removal.
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker
Jeffrey S. Berg
H. Raymond Bingham
Michael J. Boskin
Safra A. Catz
Bruce R. Chizen
George H. Conrades
Lawrence J. Ellison
Jeffrey O. Henley
Mark V. Hurd
Donald L. Lucas
Naomi O. Seligman
Proposal No. 2
The stockholders approved the Executive Bonus Plan with 3,392,798,791 affirmative votes, 568,666,692 votes against, 5,363,838 votes abstaining and 492,657,185 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 3
The stockholders approved the 2000 Stock Plan with 2,807,711,322 affirmative votes, 1,152,999,553 votes against, 6,118,446 votes abstaining and 492,657,185 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 4
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Oracles independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2011 with 4,432,051,180 affirmative votes, 23,274,299 votes against and 4,161,027 votes abstaining.
Proposal No. 5
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal to request that our Board amend our bylaws to establish a board committee on sustainability with 94,254,086 affirmative votes, 3,371,528,976 votes against, 501,046,259 votes abstaining and 492,657,185 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 6
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal to request that our Board amend our bylaws to provide that in uncontested director elections, directors will be elected by a majority vote rather than by a plurality of the votes cast, with 1,239,493,593 affirmative votes, 2,717,584,703 votes against, 9,751,025 votes abstaining and 492,657,185 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 7
The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal to request that the Compensation Committee of the Board adopt a policy requiring that senior executives retain at least 75% of net after-tax shares acquired through equity compensation programs until two years following the termination of their employment with 822,387,550 affirmative votes, 3,123,180,770 votes against, 21,261,001 votes abstaining and 492,657,185 broker non-votes.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Oracle Corporation Executive Bonus Plan|
|Amended and Restated Oracle Corporation 2000 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan, as approved on October 6, 2010|
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.
Date: October 13, 2010
|Name:||William Corey West|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer|