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 7, 2011 (October 28, 2011)
BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|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 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the Company) was held on October 28, 2011. The 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:
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|George Campbell, Jr.||47,613,948||1,149,062||4,646,333|
|William J. Lynch, Jr.||48,515,723||247,287||4,646,333|
Messrs. Campbell and Lynch will hold office until the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
Advisory (non-binding) Vote on Executive Compensation The Companys stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, compensation of the Companys named executive officers by an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal. The results of voting on the proposal are set forth below:
|Votes For||Votes Against,||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
Advisory (non-binding) Vote on Frequency of Votes on Executive Compensation The Companys stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, holding an advisory vote on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers on an annual basis by an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal. The results of voting on the proposal are set forth below:
Ratification of the Appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accountants of the Company for the Fiscal Year Ending April 28, 2012. The Companys stockholders approved the proposal by the following vote:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions|
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: December 7, 2011
|Interim Chief Financial Officer|