Form 8-K





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): November 16, 2016



Oracle Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35992   54-2185193

(State or other jurisdiction of




File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, California 94065

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(650) 506-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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

On November 16, 2016, Oracle Corporation (“Oracle”) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Below is a brief description of each matter submitted to a vote at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. For more information about these proposals, please refer to Oracle’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23, 2016.

Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors

The stockholders elected each of the following persons as a director to hold office until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier resignation or removal.


Director Nominee

   Votes For      Votes Withheld      Broker Non-Votes  

Jeffrey S. Berg

     2,750,213,383         667,483,566         373,899,549   

H. Raymond Bingham

     2,015,612,917         1,402,084,032         373,899,549   

Michael J. Boskin

     2,384,783,643         1,032,913,306         373,899,549   

Safra A. Catz

     3,214,981,735         202,715,214         373,899,549   

Bruce R. Chizen

     2,466,348,995         951,347,954         373,899,549   

George H. Conrades

     2,038,317,812         1,379,379,137         373,899,549   

Lawrence J. Ellison

     3,187,142,406         230,554,543         373,899,549   

Hector Garcia-Molina

     3,231,905,568         185,791,381         373,899,549   

Jeffrey O. Henley

     3,182,338,335         235,358,614         373,899,549   

Mark V. Hurd

     3,214,009,816         203,687,133         373,899,549   

Renée J. James

     3,300,182,821         117,514,128         373,899,549   

Leon E. Panetta

     2,869,208,483         548,488,466         373,899,549   

Naomi O. Seligman

     2,020,560,181         1,397,136,768         373,899,549   

Proposal No. 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation

The stockholders cast an advisory vote to approve executive compensation as follows: 1,542,493,909 shares in favor, 1,866,730,121 shares against, 8,472,919 shares abstaining and 373,899,549 broker non-votes.

Proposal No. 3: Ratification of Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Oracle’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2017, with 3,764,679,643 shares voting in favor, 23,606,715 shares against and 3,310,140 shares abstaining.

Proposal No. 4: Stockholder Proposal Regarding Lobbying Report

The stockholders defeated a stockholder proposal requesting that Oracle’s Board of Directors authorize the preparation of a lobbying report, to be updated annually, with 913,940,846 shares in favor, 2,180,091,554 shares against, 323,664,549 shares abstaining and 373,899,549 broker non-votes.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: November 22, 2016     By:  

/s/ Dorian Daley

      Name: Dorian Daley
      Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary