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Section 1: 8-K (8-K - 2018 SHAREHOLDER RESULTS)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 19, 2018
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Massachusetts
0-17089
04-2976299
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
Ten Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(Address of principal executive offices)
(617) 912-1900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)
o    Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     o    







Item 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) held on April 19, 2018, Clayton G. Deutsch, Mark F. Furlong, Joseph C. Guyaux, Deborah F. Kuenstner, Gloria C. Larson, Daniel P. Nolan, Kimberly S. Stevenson, Luis Antonio Ubinas, Stephen M. Waters, and Lizabeth H. Zlatkus were elected to serve until the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. In addition, at the meeting, the shareholders (a) approved an advisory, non-binding, resolution on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers as disclosed in the Companys 2018 Proxy Statement and (b) ratified the selection of KPMG, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018.

The voting results are set forth below.
(1)     Election of directors:
Director Nominee
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Clayton G. Deutsch
 
68,389,344

 
172,253

 
5,521.939

Mark F. Furlong
 
68,539,907

 
21,690

 
5,521,939

Joseph C. Guyaux
 
67,630,752

 
930,845

 
5,521,939

Deborah F. Kuenstner
 
66,460,975

 
2,100,622

 
5,521,939

Gloria C. Larson
 
67,594,011

 
967,586

 
5,521,939

Daniel P. Nolan
 
68,412,414

 
149,183

 
5,521,939

Kimberly S. Stevenson
 
68,390,312

 
171,285

 
5,521,939

Luis Antonio Ubinas
 
66,644,408

 
1,917,189

 
5,521,939

Stephen M. Waters
 
67,237,693

 
1,323,904

 
5,521,939

Lizabeth H. Zlatkus
 
67,608,927

 
952,670

 
5,521,939


(2)
Approval of an advisory, non-binding resolution on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers:
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
55,737,691
 
12,588,607
 
235,298
 
5,521,940

(3)    Ratification of the selection of KPMG, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2018:
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
73,512,532
 
538,029
 
32,975
 
0






SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunder duly authorized.
    
 
BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
 
 
 
 
By:
/S/ STEVEN M. GAVEN
 
Name:
Steven M. Gaven
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer
Date April 23, 2018
 
 




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