Form 8-K



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): May 1, 2019


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


New York   1-4858   13-1432060

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


521 West 57th Street

New York, New York

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 765-5500

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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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).

Emerging growth company ☐

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. ☐

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class    Trading

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value 12 1/2¢ per share    IFF      New York Stock Exchange
6.00% Tangible Equity Units    IFFT      New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Senior Notes due 2021    IFF 21      New York Stock Exchange
1.75% Senior Notes due 2024    IFF 24      New York Stock Exchange

1.800% Senior Notes due 2026

   IFF 26      New York Stock Exchange

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 1, 2019, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. At the Annual Meeting, (i) eleven individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company; (ii) the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019 was ratified; and (iii) the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved in an advisory vote. Each of these proposals is described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2019 (the “Proxy Statement”). The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.

The individuals elected to the Company’s Board of Directors for terms expiring at the Annual Meeting in 2020, as well as the number of votes cast for, votes cast against, abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each of these individuals are set forth below:


     For        Against        Abstain      Broker

Marcello V. Bottoli

     85,572,129          885,777          107,459        9,198,651  

Dr. Linda B. Buck

     85,448,841          1,011,043          105,481        9,198,651  

Michael L. Ducker

     86,183,330          269,918          112,117        9,198,651  

David R. Epstein

     86,094,347          362,853          108,165        9,198,651  

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

     85,190,674          1,267,528          107,163        9,198,651  

John F. Ferraro

     86,270,191          187,220          107,954        9,198,651  

Andreas Fibig

     82,460,702          3,850,213          254,450        9,198,651  

Christina Gold

     85,882,123          576,211          107,031        9,198,651  

Katherine M. Hudson

     86,172,540          288,150          104,675        9,198,651  

Dale F. Morrison

     85,968,893          487,725          108,747        9,198,651  

Stephen Williamson

     86,310,558          146,722          108,085        9,198,651  



The proposal to ratify the Audit Committee’s selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019 received the following votes:



   Against    Abstain
92,573,272    2,769,833    420,911

The advisory proposal to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers in 2018, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, received the following votes:



   Against    Abstain    Broker
78,185,297    8,182,169    197,899    9,198,651


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.


By:   /s/ Nanci Prado
  Name: Nanci Prado
  Title:   Deputy General Counsel

Date:    May 2, 2019