Eastman Chemical Company : Announces 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholder Vote Results
05/03/2012| 12:15pm US/Eastern
KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 3, 2012 - At the Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) annual meeting, stockholders:
reelected directors Stephen R. Demeritt, Robert M. Hernandez, Julie F. Holder, Lewis M. Kling and David W. Raisbeck to one-year terms;
approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company's executive officers as disclosed in the annual meeting proxy statement (the "say-on-pay" vote);
approved a new Omnibus Stock Compensation Plan;
ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for 2012;
approved an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate certain supermajority stockholder voting provisions; and
supported an advisory stockholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors take steps necessary to permit stockholders to act by written consent without a meeting.
Additional information about each of the matters acted upon by stockholders at the annual meeting is in the proxy statement that was furnished to stockholders in connection with the meeting. The proxy statement is also available at www.investors.eastman.com:
http://www.investors.eastman.com/, Annual Meeting. The final vote totals for the matters acted upon by stockholders at the annual meeting will be reported in a Form 8-K filing with the SEC and also posted on www.investors.eastman.com:
Eastman's chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, Eastman had 2011 sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, visit www.eastman.com:
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