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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 12, 2011
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On October 12, 2011, Oracle Corporation held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 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 Oracle Corporations Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 26, 2011.
Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors
The stockholders elected each of the following persons as a director to hold office until the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-
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: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The stockholders cast an advisory vote on executive compensation as follows: 2,620,931,348 shares in favor, 1,313,224,828 shares against, 13,188,311 shares abstaining and 492,322,650 broker non-votes.
Proposal No. 3: Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation
The stockholders cast an advisory vote on the frequency of future votes relating to executive compensation as follows: 2,381,067,553 shares for 1 Year, 51,471,540 shares for 2 Years, 1,447,728,561 shares for 3 Years, 22,822,419 shares abstaining and 536,577,064 broker non-votes. The Board of Directors has determined that Oracle will hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year until the next required advisory vote on the frequency of such votes.
Proposal No. 4: Ratification of Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Oracles independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2012 with 4,406,661,029 shares voting in favor, 28,646,288 shares against and 4,359,820 shares abstaining.
Proposal No. 5: Stockholder Proposal on Equity Retention
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 799,393,745 shares in favor, 3,135,640,224 shares against, 12,310,518 shares abstaining and 492,322,650 broker non-votes.
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 14, 2011
Senior Vice President, General Counsel