SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 15, 2016
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (the "Company") held its annual meeting of stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") at the Company’s headquarters on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. At the close of business on April 18, 2016, the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting (the “Record Date”), there were 606,101,201 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 536,586,500 shares of Class A Common Stock were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting, representing approximately 88.5% percent of the Company’s outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock as of the Record Date.
The following are the voting results on the four proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2016.
At the Annual Meeting, all of the directors were reelected and all other proposals submitted to stockholders were approved, except for Proposal 4 (the stockholder proposal regarding stockholder action by written consent), which was not approved by the stockholders.
Proposal 1. Election of Directors
The vote with respect to the election of directors was as follows:
John N. Fox, Jr.
John E. Klein
Leo S. Mackay, Jr.
Robert E. Weissman
Thomas M. Wendel
Proposal 2. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Say-on-Pay)
The advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was as follows:
Proposal 3. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The vote with respect to the ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2016 was as follows:
Proposal 4. Stockholder Proposal Regarding Stockholder Action by Written Consent
The vote with respect to the stockholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors take the steps necessary to permit stockholder action by written consent was as follows:
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.
COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
/s/ Steven Schwartz
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer
Date: June 17, 2016