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): April 29, 2016
PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1770 Promontory Circle
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (970) 506-8000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 29, 2016, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The following proposals were submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company at the Annual Meeting:
1. The election of six JBS Directors to the Board of Directors.
2. The election of three Equity Directors to the Board of Directors.
3. A stockholder advisory vote on executive compensation.
4. The ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 25, 2016.
Board of Director Election Results
The stockholders of the Company elected all of the Company’s nine nominees for director at the Annual Meeting pursuant to the following votes:
Joesley Mendonça Batista
Wesley Mendonça Batista
William W. Lovette
Andre Nogueira de Souza
Wallim Cruz De Vasconcellos Junior
David E. Bell
Michael L. Cooper
Say on Pay Results
The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, including the compensation discussion and analysis, compensation table and narrative discussion.
Ratification of KPMG LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The appointment of KPMG LLP to serve as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 25, 2016 was ratified at the Annual Meeting. The votes were cast as follows:
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.
PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
May 2, 2016
/s/ Fabio Sandri
Chief Financial Officer