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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
                     
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FORM 8-K
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 CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date Earliest Event reported): April 23, 2021
 
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PPD, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware 001-39212 45-3806427
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
929 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
(910) 251-0081
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of each class Trading
Symbol(s)
 Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share PPD The Nasdaq Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.      ☐



Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 23, 2021, PPD, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. As of February 25, 2021, the record date for the meeting, there were 350,428,741 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote on all matters. The final voting results for the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders were as follows:

Proposal No. 1 –The following nominees were elected by plurality vote to serve on the Board of Directors as Class I directors for terms expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders based upon the following votes:

ForWithholdBroker Non-Votes
Stephen Ensley287,744,22920,442,2542,973,771
Maria Teresa Hilado301,920,2036,266,2802,973,771
David Simmons284,619,03623,567,4472,973,771

Proposal No. 2 – An advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved based upon the following votes:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
301,129,2586,957,76299,4632,973,771

Proposal No. 3 –An advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers received the following votes:

1 Year2 Years3 YearsAbstainBroker Non-Votes
308,131,26725,50022,2527,4642,973,771

A majority of the Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, an annual stockholder advisory vote on named executive officer compensation. In light of these results, the Company will implement an annual advisory stockholder vote on named executive officer compensation until the next required vote on the frequency of stockholder votes on named executive officer compensation.

Proposal No. 4 –The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 was ratified based upon the following votes:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
310,879,746262,53817,9700





Signature
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.
 
PPD, Inc.
By:/s/ Julia James
Name:Julia James
Title:Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date: April 28, 2021