Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 18, 2017

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-33829 98-0517725
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
5301 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas   75024
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   972-673-7000

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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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).

Emerging growth company [  ]

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On May 18, 2017 Joyce Roche retired as a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. Ms. Roche was an independent director and did not stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 18, 2017 because she reached mandatory retirement age under the Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On May 18, 2017, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) at the Westin Stonebriar Resort Conference Center, 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034. The matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the results are set forth below:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders approved the election of the following directors - David E. Alexander, Antonio Carrillo, José M. Gutiérrez, Pamela H. Patsley, Ronald G. Rogers, Wayne R. Sanders, Dunia A. Shive, M. Anne Szostak, and Larry D. Young — to hold office for a one-year term and until their respective successors shall have been duly elected and qualified.

    For   Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
David E. Alexander
    148,398,917       123,848       44,523       8,475,438  
Antonio Carrillo
    148,260,820       261,439       45,029       8,475,438  
José M. Gutiérrez
    147,852,348       669,960       44,980       8,475,438  
Pamela H. Patsley
    144,141,747       4,386,066       39,475       8,475,438  
Ronald G. Rogers
    148,376,828       145,834       44,626       8,475,438  
Wayne R. Sanders
    148,347,761       175,505       44,022       8,475,438  
Dunia A. Shive
    147,811.439       711,340       44,509       8,475,438  
M. Anne Szostak
    147,571,839       955,785       39,664       8,475,438  
Larry D. Young
    148,386,191       138,276       42,821       8,475,438  

Proposal 2: Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for Fiscal Year 2017

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2017.

For   Against   Abstentions
    1,402,314       72,918  

Proposal 3: An Advisory Vote on Approving Executive Compensation

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders approved the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

For   Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    14,651,236       255,850       8,475,438  

Proposal 4: Vote (on a non-binding advisory basis) on Whether an Advisory Vote on the Compensation of our Named Executive Officers Should be Held Every Year, Every Two Years, or Every Three Years

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders approved the recommended frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation be every year. Based on this vote the Board of Directors of the Company has determined that the Company will hold the advisory vote on the compensation of our executive officers every year.

1 Year
  2 Years   3 Years   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes
    71,697       14,948,857       84,566       8,475,438  

Proposal 5: Stockholder proposal requesting that the Board publicly report on company strategies and/or policy options to protect public health and pollinators through reduced pesticide usage in the Company’s supply chain.

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders did not approve the stockholder proposal regarding public support strategies and options to protect public health.

For   Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    97,955,853       5,378,667       8,475,438  


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.

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
May 19, 2017   By:   Wayne R. Lewis
        Name: Wayne R. Lewis
        Title: Vice President & Assistant Secretary
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