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 3, 2017
FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
The Cayman Islands
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
c/o Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited
190 Elgin Avenue
George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9005
(Address of Registrant's Principal Executive Office)
(Registrant’s telephone number including area code)
Please send copies of notices and communications from the Securities and Exchange Commission to:
c/o Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
241 Sevilla Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(Address of Registrant's U.S. Executive Office)
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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
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (the “Company”) held on May 3, 2017, the shareholders of the Company approved an amendment to the Company’s 2010 Annual Incentive Plan for senior executives (the “Plan”) to amend (i) the eligibility provisions of the Plan to provide greater flexibility to the Committee in determining the eligible executives covered by the Plan and (ii) the individual award limit under the Plan to provide additional design flexibility for the Committee without increasing the overall $1 million individual award maximum.
The terms and conditions of the Plan are described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2017. The Plan is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 5.07 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 3, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company was held. A total of 48,927,980 Ordinary Shares, or 96% of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding as of the March 14, 2017 record date, was represented in person or by proxy. The proposals presented at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2017. All of the nominees for director described in that proxy statement were elected to serve until the Company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. A cash dividend for the year ended December 30, 2016 was approved by the shareholders and declared by the Company's board of directors, and each of the other items considered at the 2017 Annual General Meeting was approved by the shareholders, pursuant to the voting results set forth below.
To elect three directors to serve until the Company’s 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
Michael J. Berthelot
Robert S. Bucklin
Madeleine L. Champion
To approve and adopt the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016.
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered certified public accounting firm to the Company for the fiscal year ending December 29, 2017.
To approve the Company’s dividend for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016.
To approve the amendment to the Company's 2010 Annual Incentive Plan for Senior Executives.
To approve, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the Company’s executive compensation.
To recommend, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the frequency of shareholder approval, on an advisory, non-binding basis, of the Company’s executive compensation.
One Year Frequency
Two Years Frequency
Three Years Frequency
Based on the voting results with respect to this proposal, the Company's board of directors determined to hold an annual advisory, non-binding vote on the Company's executive compensation until the next advisory, non-binding vote on the frequency of shareholder approval, on an advisory, non-binding basis, of the Company's executive compensation. The Company is required to hold such frequency votes at least every six years.
Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Performance Incentive Plan for Senior Executives, Effective May 5, 2010 (As Amended May 3, 2017) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit A to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2017).
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.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
May 3, 2017
/s/ Richard Contreras
Senior Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer