Online Proxy / Voting

This site provides detailed instructions on how to vote over the Internet. In order to vote, you must have your 16-digit control number that is printed in the box marked by the arrow on your proxy card or Notice Regarding Availability of Proxy Materials. Before you vote, you should carefully review the proxy statement to stockholders and related materials that were distributed on or about March 27, 2020 and the supplement to the proxy statement that was filed with the SEC on April 7, 2020. For your convenience, these materials may be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Proxy Materials

Form 10-K

2020 Proxy Statement

Supplement to Proxy Statement

Vote Now

Electronic Delivery of Future Communications

If you would like to help us reduce the costs and environmental impact of printing and mailing proxy materials, you can consent to receiving all future proxy statements, proxy cards and annual reports electronically via e-mail or the Internet. You can sign up for electronic delivery after casting your vote online using the Vote Now button above. When prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access stockholder communications electronically in future years.

Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 09:30 A.M. CDT
Meeting to be held in virtual format only

Please note that due to the public health impact of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders and employees, Illinois Tool Works Inc.’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held in virtual meeting format instead of the in-person meeting format previously announced. The time and date indicated above remain the same.

To be admitted to the Annual Meeting, simply click on the following link

and enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice you previously received. You may log into the meeting beginning at 9:15 a.m. CDT on May 8, 2020. Stockholders who plan to virtually attend the Annual Meeting should ensure that they have a reliable Wi-Fi connection and allow sufficient time to log in and ensure that they are able to hear streaming audio prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. For more information on how to access the meeting and other details, please see the supplement to the proxy statement ITW filed with the SEC on April 7, 2020, which you can see by clicking on Supplement to Proxy Statement