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) May 9, 2012
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The final results of voting on each of the matters submitted to a vote of security holders during the Waters Corporation (the Company) annual meeting of shareholders on May 9, 2012 are as follows.
PROPOSAL 1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
PROPOSAL 2. RATIFICATION OF SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
PROPOSAL 3. NON-BINDING VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
PROPOSAL 4. APPROVAL OF 2012 EQUITY PLAN
Item 8.01 Other Events
On May 9, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company authorized the Company to repurchase up to $750,000,000 of its outstanding common stock over a 2 year period (the May 2012 program). In February 2011, the Companys Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $500,000,000 of its outstanding common stock (the February 2011 program). As of May 9, 2012, $80,862,000 remains authorized for future repurchases under the February 2011 program. The Company intends to complete the February 2011 program before repurchasing additional common stock under the May 2012 program.
This report contains forward-looking statements regarding potential share repurchases. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause events to be materially different from the Companys expectations These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: fluctuations in the market price of the Companys common stock; regulatory, legal and contractual considerations and requirements; other market factors, including the state of the global economy; changes in anticipated cash needs and availability of cash; and other risks and uncertainties as set forth in the Companys filings with the SEC, including without limitation the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason, including to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by law.
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.