SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 9, 2020
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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770 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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, par value $1.00 per share
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).
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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 annual meeting of shareholders of The TJX Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 9, 2020. The final voting results of the annual meeting are as follows:
Proposal 1: Each nominee for director was elected, each to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.
|Zein Abdalla|| 983,428,552 || 9,946,552 || 1,159,924 || 64,180,317 |
|Alan M. Bennett|| 934,764,011 || 58,606,916 || 1,164,101 || 64,180,317 |
|Rosemary T. Berkery|| 975,706,455 || 17,709,284 || 1,119,289 || 64,180,317 |
|David T. Ching|| 942,535,284 || 50,855,610 || 1,144,134 || 64,180,317 |
|Ernie Herrman|| 975,459,418 || 17,946,348 || 1,129,262 || 64,180,317 |
|Michael F. Hines|| 939,720,071 || 53,649,646 || 1,165,311 || 64,180,317 |
|Amy B. Lane|| 946,794,240 || 46,541,860 || 1,198,928 || 64,180,317 |
|Carol Meyrowitz|| 957,526,566 || 35,373,850 || 1,634,612 || 64,180,317 |
|Jackwyn L. Nemerov|| 975,227,204 || 18,197,367 || 1,110,457 || 64,180,317 |
|John F. O’Brien|| 950,476,107 || 42,909,765 || 1,149,156 || 64,180,317 |
|Willow B. Shire|| 913,223,852 || 80,193,765 || 1,117,411 || 64,180,317 |
Proposal 2: The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021 was ratified.
| 996,593,846 || 61,207,718 || 913,781 |
Proposal 3: On an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion (the say-on-pay vote) was approved.
| 920,243,189 || 72,800,154 || 1,491,685 || 64,180,317 |
Proposal 4: A shareholder proposal for a report on reduction in chemical footprint was not approved.
| 436,793,628 || 543,908,847 || 13,832,553 || 64,180,317 |
Proposal 5: A shareholder proposal for a report on animal welfare was not approved.
| 74,306,992 || 904,523,829 || 15,704,207 || 64,180,317 |
Proposal 6: A shareholder proposal for setting target amounts for CEO compensation was not approved.
| 92,178,107 || 892,839,642 || 9,517,279 || 64,180,317 |
Proposal 7: A shareholder proposal for disclosure regarding executive share retention was not approved.
| 288,110,923 || 704,364,371 || 2,059,734 || 64,180,317 |
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
As previously disclosed, during the first quarter of fiscal 2021 the Executive Compensation Committee (“ECC”) of the Board of Directors of The TJX Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) determined that it was appropriate to postpone certain annual compensation decisions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 9, 2020, the ECC undertook certain compensation actions that had been postponed and approved incentive compensation opportunities for executive officers of the Company, including annual incentive opportunities for fiscal 2021 with performance criteria based on the Company's key business priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic and subject to a reduced maximum payout limit, long-term cash incentive opportunities under the Company’s Long Range Performance Incentive Plan that will be based on the achievement of performance goals to be established for the fiscal 2022-2023 period, and long-term equity incentives in the form of service-based restricted stock units under the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan. The mix of new long-term incentives for fiscal 2021 does not include performance share units. For executive officers of the Company, the total target value of fiscal 2021 annual and long-term incentive opportunities has not increased as compared to fiscal 2020. In addition, base salaries have been reduced on a temporary basis as previously disclosed. The ECC has taken into account the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in determining the design and mix of annual and long-term compensation opportunities for fiscal 2021, and intends to return to a compensation program structure with greater emphasis on long-term performance incentives, including performance share units, when the environment normalizes.
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.
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
/s/ Alicia C. Kelly
Alicia C. Kelly
Executive Vice President, Secretary and
Dated: June 11, 2020