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): May 9, 2012
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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.
As previously announced, on February 1, 2012, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AutoNation, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted, subject to stockholder approval, a new incentive bonus plan for senior officers, titled the AutoNation, Inc. Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan (the “Incentive Plan”). At the Company’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) held on May 9, 2012, the Company’s stockholders approved the Incentive Plan. The Incentive Plan, which is substantially identical to and is intended to replace the AutoNation, Inc. Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan approved by the Board and the Company’s stockholders in 2007, is designed to create a direct link between pay and performance for the Company’s executive officers and to ensure that annual cash performance bonuses payable to executive officers of the Company are tax deductible by the Company pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Incentive Plan is administered by the Executive Compensation Subcommittee of the Compensation Committee of the Board.
The Incentive Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company’s Annual Meeting was held on May 9, 2012. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on the following six proposals and cast their votes as set forth below.
The ten director nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement were elected, each for a term expiring at the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified, based upon the following votes:
Robert J. Brown
Rick L. Burdick
William C. Crowley
David B. Edelson
Robert R. Grusky
Michael E. Maroone
Carlos A. Migoya
Alison H. Rosenthal
The proposal to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2012 was approved based upon the following votes:
The proposal to approve the AutoNation, Inc. Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan was approved based upon the following votes:
The stockholder proposal regarding an independent board chairman was not approved based upon the following votes:
The stockholder proposal regarding cumulative voting was not approved based upon the following votes:
The stockholder proposal regarding political contributions was not approved based upon the following votes:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
AutoNation, Inc. Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan, approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on February 1, 2012 and by the Company’s stockholders on May 9, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 2, 2012).
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.
May 11, 2012
/s/ Jonathan P. Ferrando
Jonathan P. Ferrando
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary