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): October 4, 2010 (September 28, 2010)
BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|122 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York||10011|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 633-3300
(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.
The 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the Company) was held on September 28, 2010. The preliminary voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Company at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
Election of Directors. The Companys stockholders elected the Board of Directors nominees as Directors of the Company by the following vote:
Nominees of the Board of Directors of the Company
David G. Golden
David A. Wilson
|Nominees of Yucaipa American Alliance Fund II, L.P. and Yucaipa American Alliance (Parallel) Fund II, L.P. (together, Yucaipa)|
Ronald W. Burkle
Stephen F. Bollenbach
Michael S. McQuary
Messrs. Riggio and Golden and Dr. Wilson will hold office until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
Ratification of the Appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accountants of the Company for the Fiscal Year Ending April 30, 2011. The Companys stockholders approved the proposal by the following vote:
Yucaipas Proposal to Amend the Companys Rights Agreement, dated as of November 17, 2009, as amended February 17, 2010 and June 23, 2010, between the Company and Mellon Investor Services LLC. The Companys stockholders rejected the proposal by the following vote:
If the final voting results differ from those set forth above, the Company will file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K to disclose the final results within four business days after such final results are known to the Company.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|BARNES & NOBLE, INC.,|
|Date: October 4, 2010||By:|
|Name: Eugene V. DeFelice|
|Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|