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Section 1: 8-K (8-K VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS)

8-K




UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


 Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 4, 2016 (May 3, 2016)

  
Tractor Supply Company
__________________________________________
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
Delaware
000-23314
13-3139732
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
5401 Virginia Way, Brentwood, Tennessee
 
37027
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
(615) 440-4000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Tractor Supply Company (the “Company”) was held on May 3, 2016.  At the meeting, the shareholders elected each of the Company’s nominees for director to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until such director’s successor is duly elected and qualified. In addition, at the meeting, the shareholders ratified the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, and voted in favor of the compensation of the named executive officers of the Company, on an advisory and non-binding basis.
 
The voting results of the director elections, ratification of the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP and advisory vote on the compensation of the named executive officers, which were described in more detail in the definitive proxy statement relating to the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2016, are set forth below.
 
(1)           Each director was elected by the following tabulation:

 
 
 
For
 
 
Withheld
 
 
Broker Non-Votes
Cynthia T. Jamison
 
108,643,727
 
1,016,075
 
11,338,551
Johnston C. Adams
 
109,067,583
 
592,219
 
11,338,551
Peter D. Bewley
 
109,195,126
 
464,676
 
11,338,551
Keith R. Halbert
 
109,162,730
 
497,072
 
11,338,551
George MacKenzie
 
108,976,744
 
683,058
 
11,338,551
Edna K. Morris
 
108,667,115
 
992,687
 
11,338,551
Mark J. Weikel
 
109,180,428
 
479,374
 
11,338,551
Gregory A. Sandfort
 
109,130,205
 
529,597
 
11,338,551

(2)           Ratification of the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 was approved by the following tabulation:
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
118,141,098
 
2,713,731
 
143,524
 
(3)           The compensation of the named executive officers of the Company was approved, on an advisory and non-binding basis by the following tabulation:

For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
107,389,226
 
1,817,931
 
452,645
 
11,338,551





SIGNATURES
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tractor Supply Company
 
 
 
 
May 4, 2016
 
By:
/s/ Anthony F. Crudele
 
 
 
Name: Anthony F. Crudele
 
 
 
Title: Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer






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