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): April 27, 2023
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Delaware|| ||000-30713|| ||77-0416458|
|(State or other jurisdiction|
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1020 Kifer Road
Sunnyvale, California 94086
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 523-2100
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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|Title of each class|| ||Trading Symbol(s)|| ||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share|| ||ISRG|| ||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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).
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|Item 5.07.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (“the Company”) voted on the following five proposals, each of which is described in detail in the Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2023:
Proposal No. 1: To elect eleven members to the Board to serve a one-year term expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:
|Craig H. Barratt, Ph.D.||272,570,649||9,717,456||1,404,746||25,189,301|
|Joseph C. Beery||280,548,625||2,312,274||831,952||25,189,301|
|Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.||281,312,707||1,572,730||807,414||25,189,301|
|Amal M. Johnson||270,219,436||12,123,930||1,349,485||25,189,301|
|Don R. Kania, Ph.D.||276,881,894||5,992,239||818,718||25,189,301|
|Amy L. Ladd, M.D.||278,428,941||4,475,013||788,897||25,189,301|
|Keith R. Leonard, Jr. ||280,567,213||2,293,648||831,990||25,189,301|
|Alan J. Levy, Ph.D.||264,252,132||18,614,155||826,564||25,189,301|
|Jami Dover Nachtsheim||274,675,509||8,194,039||823,303||25,189,301|
|Monica P. Reed, M.D.||278,400,074||4,506,085||786,692||25,189,301|
|Mark J. Rubash||266,431,830||15,904,697||1,356,324||25,189,301|
Each of the nominees nominated in Proposal No. 1 was elected.
Proposal No. 2: To consider and approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement:
Proposal No. 2 was approved on an advisory basis.
Proposal No. 3: To consider and approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of the advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement:
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||Abstain||Broker Non-votes|
The annual frequency was approved on an advisory basis. In light of this vote, the Company will include an advisory, non-binding vote on executive compensation in its proxy materials pursuant to Section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, on an annual basis until the next advisory vote on the frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation, which will occur no later than the Company’s 2029 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Proposal No. 4: To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023:
Proposal No. 4 was approved.
Proposal No. 5: To consider and vote upon a stockholder proposal regarding pay equity disclosure:
Proposal No. 5 was rejected.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
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|Date: May 2, 2023|| ||By:|| |
/S/ JAMIE E. SAMATH
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Name: Jamie E. Samath
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Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer