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Form 8-K for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP


2-May-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 29, 2014. Below are the final voting results. For more information on the following proposals, see the company's proxy statement dated March 10, 2014, the relevant portions of which are incorporated herein by reference.

The stockholders elected each of the thirteen nominees to the Board of Directors for a one-year term by a majority of the votes cast:

                                                              BROKER
DIRECTOR                 FOR        AGAINST      ABSTAIN     NON-VOTES
A.J.P. Belda         579,718,315   51,529,223   6,475,837   170,606,075
W.R. Brody           620,431,816   11,548,010   5,742,469   170,606,075
K.I. Chenault        610,869,216   21,024,407   5,827,402   170,606,075
M.L. Eskew           577,603,901   54,258,258   5,848,572   170,606,075
D.N. Farr            622,481,557    9,221,559   6,020,260   170,606,075
S.A. Jackson         565,755,498   65,874,845   6,090,438   170,606,075
A.N. Liveris         584,704,670   46,986,694   6,028,620   170,606,075
W.J. McNerney, Jr.   610,070,269   21,892,910   5,754,919   170,606,075
J.W. Owens           622,284,320    9,328,113   6,109,123   170,606,075
V.M. Rometty         603,071,876   27,210,783   7,439,440   170,606,075
J.E. Spero           621,218,876   10,716,198   5,787,410   170,606,075
S. Taurel            619,175,925   12,711,960   5,834,417   170,606,075
L.H. Zambrano        587,559,502   44,218,579   5,944,563   170,606,075

The stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the company:

For       788,898,292
Against    14,193,653
Abstain     5,230,844

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation:

For                598,763,059   95.39 %
Against             28,908,953    4.61 %
Abstain             10,042,521
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075

The stockholders approved the Long-Term Incentive Performance Terms for Certain Executives pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code:

For                589,676,556   93.81 %
Against             38,897,226    6.19 %
Abstain              9,143,115
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075

The stockholders approved the IBM 2014 Employees Stock Purchase Plan:

For                617,385,922   97.62 %
Against             15,040,252    2.38 %
Abstain              5,292,303
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075


Stockholder Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Policies and Practices:

For                147,179,883   24.22 %
Against            460,579,111   75.78 %
Abstain             29,947,317
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075

Stockholder Proposal on the Right to Act by Written Consent:

For                195,865,611   31.22 %
Against            431,413,137   68.78 %
Abstain             10,424,193
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075

Stockholder Proposal to Limit Accelerated Executive Pay:

For                187,378,690   29.82 %
Against            440,976,335   70.18 %
Abstain              9,353,942
Broker Non-Votes   170,606,075

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