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): October 25, 2018
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
12301 West Wirth Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53222
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (414) 259-5333
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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.
On October 25, 2018, James E. Humphrey retired as a director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (the “Company”). As disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, dated September 7, 2018, Mr. Humphrey did not stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting, as defined below, due to the Company’s Bylaw restriction that directors may not serve beyond the annual meeting following attainment of age 72. In connection with the retirement of Mr. Humphrey, the Board of Directors was reduced to nine directors.
ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on October 25, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”), with the following results:
The following nominees were elected to serve three-year terms on the Company’s Board of Directors by the following votes:
Sara A. Greenstein
Frank M. Jaehnert
Charles I. Story
Directors of the Company who were not up for re-election at the Annual Meeting and whose terms of office continued after the Annual Meeting are as follows: Jeffrey R. Hennion, Patricia L. Kampling, Keith R. McLoughlin, Henrik C. Slipsager, Todd J. Teske and Brian C. Walker.
Deloitte & Touche LLP was ratified as the Company’s independent auditors by the following votes:
The advisory proposal to approve executive compensation was approved by the following votes:
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
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.
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
Date: October 29, 2018
/s/ Kathryn M. Buono
Kathryn M. Buono
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Duly Authorized Officer