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Form 8-K for SIGMA ALDRICH CORP


10-May-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (the "Company") held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "2013 Annual Meeting") on May 7, 2013, to: (i) elect 10 Directors to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"); (ii) ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP by the Company's Audit Committee (the "Audit Committee") as the Company's independent registered public accountant for the year ending December 31, 2013; and (iii) hold an advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation. As of March 8, 2013, the record date for the 2013 Annual Meeting, there were 120,301,610 outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, par value $1.00 per share, eligible to vote. Of such shares, 103,198,628 were represented at the 2013 Annual Meeting, or an 85.78% quorum.
Election of Directors. The Company's shareholders approved all 10 nominees for election to the Board for terms expiring at the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified, with the number of votes cast for and against, abstentions and broker non-votes for each of these individuals set forth below:

Director                For      Against   Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
Rebecca M. Bergman  93,921,471    153,639  251,397         8,872,121
George M. Church    93,879,820    188,375  258,312         8,872,121
Michael L. Marberry 93,874,049    177,918  274,540         8,872,121
W. Lee McCollum     93,556,493    499,938  270,076         8,872,121
Avi M. Nash         93,802,594    254,841  269,072         8,872,121
Steven M. Paul      93,813,096    250,644  262,767         8,872,121
J. Pedro Reinhard   92,702,228  1,365,303  258,976         8,872,121
Rakesh Sachdev      93,577,122    485,860  263,525         8,872,121
D. Dean Spatz       93,522,505    547,903  256,099         8,872,121
Barrett A. Toan     93,499,290    554,666  272,551         8,872,121

Ratification of Appointment of KPMG LLP as Independent Registered Public Accountant for 2013. The Company's shareholders ratified the Audit Committee's appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accountant for the year ending December 31, 2013 with the number of votes cast for and against, abstentions and broker non-votes set forth below:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 102,312,512 606,653 279,463 -

Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation. The Company's shareholders approved the non-binding resolution approving the compensation of the Company's named executive officers with the number of votes cast for and against, abstentions and broker non-votes set forth below:

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 92,513,402 1,402,625 410,480 8,872,121


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