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GRACO INC filed this Form 8-K on 05/01/2017
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8‑K

CURRENT REPORT


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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 28, 2017


Graco Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Minnesota
 
001-9249
 
41-0285640
(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

88-11th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

55413
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (612) 623-6000


Not Applicable
(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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Item 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 28, 2017, Graco Inc. (the "Company") held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Set forth below are the final voting results on each matter submitted to a vote of security holders at the Annual Meeting. Each proposal is described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement for 2017 Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2017 (the “2017 Proxy Statement”).

Proposal 1

The following directors were elected to serve for three-year terms:

Name
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
Patrick J. McHale
45,549,753
427,552
12,263
4,887,031
Lee R. Mitau
43,925,105
2,044,894
19,569
4,887,031
Martha A. Morfitt
43,715,653
2,258,140
15,775
4,887,031

Proposal 2

The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year 2017 was ratified:

For
Against
Abstain
49,964,595
890,793
21,211
                
Proposal 3

Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to our Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the 2017 Proxy Statement:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
42,684,421
1,975,030
1,330,117
4,887,031
                    
Proposal 4

Shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, an annual advisory vote on executive compensation:

1 Year
2 Years
3 Years
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
41,603,935
318,464
4,020,699
46,470
4,887,031






Proposal 5

Shareholders approved the Graco Inc. Incentive Bonus Plan:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
44,656,224
1,240,377
92,967
4,887,031






Signature

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.


GRACO INC.





Date: May 1, 2017_______________    By:    /s/ Karen Park Gallivan_________
Karen Park Gallivan
Its: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary



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