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)
December 8, 2016
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
4401 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054
(Address of principal executive office, including zip code)
(Registrants 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 December 8, 2016, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (the Company) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). At the Annual Meeting, proxies representing 91,209,982 shares of the Companys common stock, or approximately 90% of the total shares entitled to vote, were present. The matters before the Annual Meeting were described in more detail in the Companys definitive proxy statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24, 2016.
Proposal One Election of Directors. The following nominees were elected as Class II directors to serve until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Mark D. McLaughlin||64,998,854||2,208,760||14,450,680|
The Companys Board of Directors is comprised of ten members who are divided into three classes with overlapping three-year terms. The term of the Companys Class III directors, Frank Calderoni, Carl Eschenbach and Daniel J. Warmenhoven, will expire at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The term of the Companys Class I directors, Mary Pat McCarthy, John M. Donovan, Stanley J. Meresman and Nir Zuk will expire at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Proposal Two Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for its fiscal year ending July 31, 2017 was ratified.
Proposal Three Advisory Resolution to Approve Executive Compensation. The Companys stockholders cast their votes with respect to an advisory resolution to approve executive compensation as follows:
|Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
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.
|PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC.|
|Mark D. McLaughlin|
|Chief Executive Officer and Director|
Date: December 12, 2016