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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

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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 21, 2020



The Travelers Companies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of




(Commission File Number)



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


485 Lexington Avenue

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)


(917) 778-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, without par value   TRV   New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company    ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ¨






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


The Travelers Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders on May 21, 2020. For more information on the following proposals submitted to shareholders, see the Company’s definitive proxy statement, dated April 3, 2020. Below are the final voting results.


Item 1 — Election of Directors


Name  Votes For   Votes Against   Votes Abstained   Broker Non-Votes 
Alan L. Beller   189,976,779    8,143,860    381,125    24,793,820 
Janet M. Dolan   192,231,288    5,939,402    331,074    24,793,820 
Patricia L. Higgins   190,208,244    7,959,496    334,024    24,793,820 
William J. Kane   196,367,265    1,718,566    415,933    24,793,820 
Clarence Otis Jr.   188,303,984    9,829,125    368,655    24,793,820 
Elizabeth E. Robinson   197,636,124    529,297    336,343    24,793,820 
Philip T. Ruegger III   196,188,356    1,816,982    496,426    24,793,820 
Todd C. Schermerhorn   197,587,663    514,006    400,095    24,793,820 
Alan D. Schnitzer   188,383,878    9,031,540    1,086,346    24,793,820 
Donald J. Shepard   194,010,261    4,111,408    380,095    24,793,820 
Laurie J. Thomsen   190,048,862    8,102,665    350,237    24,793,820 


Item 2 — Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


Votes For   Votes Against   Votes Abstained   Broker Non-Votes 
 213,947,872    8,986,067    361,645    0 


Item 3 — Non-Binding Vote to Approve Executive Compensation


Votes For   Votes Against   Votes Abstained   Broker Non-Votes 
 187,943,352    9,500,224    1,058,188    24,793,820 







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, The Travelers Companies, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:     May 26, 2020 THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES, INC.
  By:  /s/ Christine K. Kalla

Name: Christine K. Kalla

Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel





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