Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2018



PolyOne Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Ohio   1-16091   34-1730488

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

PolyOne Center

33587 Walker Road

Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (440) 930-1000



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

PolyOne Corporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 17, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”). The final results for the proposals submitted for a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below. The proposals below are described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, filed on March 29, 2018.


a) The following individuals were nominated in 2018 to serve as directors until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. All nominees were elected. The voting results were as follows:


Director Nominee

   For      Withheld      Broker Non-

Robert E. Abernathy

     72,842,316        332,826        2,657,911  

Richard H. Fearon

     71,748,086        1,427,056        2,657,911  

Gregory J. Goff

     68,986,985        4,188,157        2,657,911  

William R. Jellison

     71,980,678        1,194,464        2,657,911  

Sandra Beach Lin

     72,296,738        878,404        2,657,911  

Kim Ann Mink

     72,967,948        207,194        2,657,911  

Robert M. Patterson

     71,459,413        1,715,729        2,657,911  

William H. Powell

     72,461,182        713,960        2,657,911  

Kerry J. Preete

     72,895,043        280,099        2,657,911  

William A. Wulfsohn

     72,373,244        801,898        2,657,911  


b) The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the Company’s named executive officer compensation. The voting results were as follows:








Broker Non-Votes


   3,014,691    201,583    2,657,911


c) The shareholders approved the ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The voting results were as follows:








   3,204,419    51,736


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


PolyOne Corporation

/s/ Lisa K. Kunkle

  Lisa K. Kunkle
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date: May 18, 2018