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): March 29, 2018
Philip Morris International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
120 Park Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (917) 663-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On March 29, 2018, Philip Morris International Inc. (the “Company”) filed a proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. As set forth in the proxy statement, it is proposed that fourteen (14) nominees for director are elected at the Annual Meeting, including a new nominee.
In connection with the foregoing, in order to increase the size of the Board from thirteen (13) to fourteen (14) directors, the Board of Directors amended Article II, Section 2 of its Amended and Restated By-Laws, effective as of March 29, 2018. The Company’s Amended and Restated By-Laws are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
/S/ JERRY WHITSON
Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
DATE: March 29, 2018