SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 23, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number 001-09718
(State or other jurisdiction of
The Tower at PNC Plaza
300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2401
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
(b) Donald J. Shepard did not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) at the annual meeting of shareholders held on April 23, 2019, as he had reached the mandatory retirement age set forth in PNC’s corporate governance guidelines.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
An annual meeting of shareholders of PNC was held on April 23, 2019 for the purpose of considering and acting upon the following matters:
The election of the 13 director nominees named in PNC's proxy statement to serve until the next annual meeting and until their successors are elected and qualified;
The ratification of the Audit Committee’s selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as PNC’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019; and
An advisory vote to approve the compensation of PNC's named executive officers.
The final voting results for each proposal, as certified by the judge of election for the annual meeting, are described below. Fractional shares have been rounded to the nearest whole number. For beneficial owners holding PNC shares at a bank or brokerage institution, a “broker non-vote” occurred if the owner failed to give voting instructions and the bank or broker was restricted from voting on the owner’s behalf under New York Stock Exchange rules.
The 13 director nominees named in PNC's proxy statement were elected to the Board.
Charles E. Bunch
Debra A. Cafaro
Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire
William S. Demchak
Andrew T. Feldstein
Richard J. Harshman
Daniel R. Hesse
Richard B. Kelson
Linda R. Medler
Michael J. Ward
The Audit Committee’s selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as PNC’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019 was ratified.
The compensation of PNC's named executive officers was approved on an advisory basis.
With respect to all of the preceding matters, holders of PNC common stock and voting preferred stock voted together as a single class. As of February 1, 2019, the record date for the annual meeting, there were 453,051,797 possible votes. The table below sets forth, as of February 1, 2019, the number of shares of each class or series of stock that were issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, the number of votes per share, and the aggregate voting power of each class or series. The number of votes per share reflected below for the voting preferred stock is equal to the number of full shares of PNC common stock that can be acquired upon conversion of one share of voting preferred stock.
Title of Class or Series
Number of Shares Entitled to Vote
Votes Per Share
Aggregate Voting Power
$1.80 Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock - Series B
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 PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.
Date: April 26, 2019
/s/ Gregory H. Kozich
Gregory H. Kozich
Senior Vice President and Controller
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