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) January 25, 2019
LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1000 Lowe’s Blvd., Mooresville, NC
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) held on January 25, 2019, the Board approved and adopted effective immediately an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”) to remove the restriction in Article II, Section 14(b)(xii) that any Shareholder Nominee (as defined in Article II, Section 14 of the Bylaws) who is included in the Company’s proxy materials for a particular meeting of shareholders but does not receive at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the votes cast in favor of the Shareholder Nominee’s election, shall be ineligible to be a Shareholder Nominee pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 14 of Article II of the Bylaws for the next two annual meetings of shareholders following the meeting for which the Shareholder Nominee has been included in the Company’s proxy materials.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.
Date: January 28, 2019
/s/ Ross W. McCanless
Ross W. McCanless
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary