Zoetis Holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Public Company Information:
SHORT HILLS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speaking to shareholders at the Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) annual meeting today in Short Hills, N.J., Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix highlighted the company’s 2015 performance and strategies for future growth as the global market leader in animal health.
“In our third year as a public company, we have generated steady financial results, met our business goals and created shareholder value,” said Alaix. “This year, we are focused on several priorities, including enhancing our customers’ experience, ensuring the successful launch of new products, and advancing our R&D and business development programs to drive growth. By doing all of this, I am certain we are positioning ourselves for continued success and shareholder value creation.”
Zoetis Chairman Michael McCallister presided over the business portion of the meeting and shareholder voting. Preliminary results of shareholder voting from the meeting are as follows:
- Juan Ramón Alaix, Paul M. Bisaro, Frank A. D’Amelio and Michael B. McCallister have been elected as directors for three-year terms.
- Shareholders voted to approve the compensation of the company’s named executive officers.
- Shareholders ratified and approved the selection of KPMG LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2016.
The final results of the shareholder voting are subject to verification by the independent election inspectors; results will be filed in a Form 8-K and available on the Investor section of the Zoetis website.
A full replay of the meeting will be made available at http://investor.zoetis.com/events-presentations, along with the presentation materials from the event.
Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.
Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the current views of Zoetis with respect to business plans or prospects, future operating or financial performance, future guidance, future operating models, expectations regarding products, future use of cash and dividend payments, tax rate and tax regimes, changes in the tax regimes and laws in other jurisdictions, and other future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or actions. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if management's underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Zoetis expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, including in the sections thereof captioned “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in our Current Reports on Form 8-K. These filings and subsequent filings are available online at www.sec.gov, www.zoetis.com, or on request from Zoetis.