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): May 12, 2016
VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (210) 345-2000
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|Item 5.03||Amendment to Bylaws.|
On May 12, 2016, the Board of Directors (Board) of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) approved various amendments to its Bylaws, effective upon their approval by the Board. The amendments were as follows:
Article I, Section 9(b), was amended to (i) require stockholder notices to be furnished no earlier than 120 days and no later than 90 days prior the anniversary of the prior years annual meeting of stockholders, and (ii) require information about Stockholder Associated Persons (as defined in the Bylaws) to accompany stockholder notices.
Article II, Section 8, was amended to permit a directors consent to be provided electronically in the same manner as written consents.
Article III, Section 1, was amended to provide that the boards committees will be governed by the same meeting rules as are applicable to the full board of directors.
The description of the amendments set forth above are qualified by reference to the full text of Valeros Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is being filed as Exhibit 3.01 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
Effective May 13, 2016, Valero amended its Restated Certificate of Incorporation, amending Paragraph 3, Article V of its Restated Certificate of Incorporation to remove the provisions restricting stockholders ability to remove directors without cause and the 60 percent voting threshold.
A proposal for this amendment was contained in Valeros definitive proxy statement filed March 31, 2016, and was approved by stockholders at Valeros Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 12, 2016.
The description of the amendment set forth above is qualified by reference to the full text of Valeros Fifth Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation, a copy of which is being filed as Exhibit 3.02 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|3.01||Amended and Restated Bylaws of Valero Energy Corporation (amended and restated as of May 12, 2016).|
|3.02||Fifth Certificate of Amendment (effective May 13, 2016) to Restated Certificate of Incorporation.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION|
|Date: May 18, 2016||By:|| |
/s/ Jay D. Browning
|Jay D. Browning|
|Executive Vice President and General Counsel|