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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2021


Waste Management, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   1-12154   73-1309529
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


800 Capitol Street, Suite 3000, Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code: (713) 512-6200




(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:


¨           Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨           Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨           Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨           Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


   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, $0.01 par value   WM   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).


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. ¨








Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Waste Management, Inc. (the “Company”) held on May 11, 2021, a total of 361,800,683 shares of the Company’s common stock, out of a total of 422,040,583 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, were present in person or represented by proxies. The proposals set forth below were voted on by the Company’s stockholders. Each of the director nominees was elected, and the Company’s stockholders approved proposals 2 and 3.


1. Election to the Company’s Board of Directors of the following nine director nominees:


    Number of     Number of           Broker  
Name   Affirmative Votes     Negative Votes     Abstentions     Non-Votes  
James C. Fish, Jr.     314,060,206       712,781       366,211       46,661,485  
Andrés R. Gluski     312,409,736       2,354,999       374,463       46,661,485  
Victoria M. Holt     313,031,924       1,764,533       342,741       46,661,485  
Kathleen M. Mazzarella     312,032,643       2,671,157       435,398       46,661,485  
Sean E. Menke     313,727,720       1,027,234       384,244       46,661,485  
William B. Plummer     289,323,558       25,435,774       379,866       46,661,485  
John C. Pope     265,312,283       49,425,973       400,942       46,661,485  
Maryrose T. Sylvester     313,511,716       1,277,094       350,388       46,661,485  
Thomas H. Weidemeyer     301,298,373       13,445,433       395,392       46,661,485  


2. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:


For   Against   Abstentions
356,846,416   4,336,527   617,740


3. Approval, by non-binding vote, of the Company’s executive compensation as described in the Company’s 2021 proxy statement:


For   Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
291,837,786   22,380,087   921,325   46,661,485







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.


Date: May 13, 2021 By: /s/ Charles C. Boettcher
    Charles C. Boettcher
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer




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