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): February 2, 2018



WestRock Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)



Delaware 001 -37484 47-3335141
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
of Incorporation)    


1000 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(770) 448-2193

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [   ]


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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a vote of Security Holders


WestRock Company held its annual meeting of stockholders on February 2, 2018, at which the Company submitted the following matters to a vote of its stockholders:


Votes cast for or withheld regarding 12 individuals nominated for election to serve on the Company’s board of directors for a term expiring in 2019 were as follows:








Timothy J. Bernlohr 205,641,794 2,803,516 552,333 18,475,985
J. Powell Brown 207,947,054 909,373 141,216 18,475,985
Michael E. Campbell 208,030,977 458,537 508,129 18,475,985
Terrell K. Crews 208,100,847 346,274 550,522 18,475,985
Russell M. Currey 208,117,215 711,337 169,091 18,475,985
John A. Luke, Jr. 203,528,594 4,983,764 485,285 18,475,985
Gracia C. Martore 207,565,233 939,355 493,055 18,475,985
James E. Nevels 205,912,985 2,598,431 486,227 18,475,985
Timothy H. Powers 208,116,924 392,677 488,042 18,475,985
Steven C. Voorhees 207,959,839 947,317 90,487 18,475,985
Bettina M. Whyte 207,875,755 627,058 494,830 18,475,985
Alan D. Wilson 207,524,441 987,608 485,594 18,475,985


Votes cast for or against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes regarding each of the matters noted below, were as follows:


    For   Against   Abstain  

Broker Non-


Advisory vote on executive compensation   205,667,540   2,730,694   599,409   18,475,985
Approve the WestRock Company Second Amended and Restated Annual Executive Bonus Plan   205,457,439   2,938,822   601,382   18,475,985
Approve the WestRock Company Amended and Restated 2016 Incentive Stock Plan   175,145,746   33,263,759   588,138   18,475,985
Ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as independent registered public accounting firm of the Company   224,869,730   2,528,012   75,886   n/a









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.



Date: February 5, 2018By:   /s/ Robert B. McIntosh                                  
   Robert B. McIntosh
   Executive Vice-President, General Counsel
   And Secretary