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): June 5, 2009
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
|(e)||Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On Friday, June 5, 2009, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (the Company) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the Annual Meeting). At the Annual Meeting, the Companys stockholders approved the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan (the 2009 Incentive Plan), under which 24,000,000 shares of the Companys Class A Common Stock were initially reserved for issuance. The 2009 Incentive Plan was adopted by the Companys Board of Directors on April 16, 2009, subject to stockholder approval at the Annual Meeting. As described in the Companys Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A (the Proxy Statement) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 17, 2009, the 2009 Incentive Plan is intended to serve as a successor to the Companys Amended and Restated 1999 Incentive Compensation Plan, which terminated on April 13, 2009 in accordance with its terms, the Companys Amended and Restated Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan and the Companys Amended and Restated Key Employees Stock Option Plan, which terminates in July 2009 (collectively, the Predecessor Plans). No further awards will be made under the Predecessor Plans.
A description of the 2009 Incentive Plan can be found in the Proxy Statement under Proposal 2: Adoption of the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the 2009 Incentive Plan was also attached as Appendix A to the Proxy Statement and is included as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
The Companys Annual Meeting was held at the Companys headquarters, Glenpointe Centre West, 500 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck, New Jersey, on Friday, June 5, 2009. At the Annual Meeting, the following matters were submitted to a vote of stockholders:
the election of three (3) Class III directors to serve until the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, or until their respective successors shall have been duly elected and qualified;
the approval and adoption of the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan; and
the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2009.
At the close of business on April 13, 2009, the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, there were 292,050,831 shares of the Companys Class A Common Stock, outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The holders of 260,809,169 shares of the Companys Class A Common Stock were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, constituting a quorum.
At the Annual Meeting, all of the Class III directors were reelected and all other proposals submitted to stockholders were approved.
The vote with respect to the election of the Class III directors was as follows:
John N. Fox, Jr.
Thomas M. Wendel
The vote with respect to the Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan was as follows:
The vote with respect to the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2009 was as follows:
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan.|
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.
|By:||/s/ Steven Schwartz|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: June 11, 2009