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Section 1: 8-K (8K ANNUAL MEETING 2018)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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 24, 2018
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BLACK HILLS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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South Dakota
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
001-31303
 
46-0458824
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
7001 Mount Rushmore Road, PO Box 1400
Rapid City, South Dakota
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
57702
(Zip Code)
605.721.1700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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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).
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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.

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 24, 2018, at which three proposals were submitted. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2018. A quorum of shares was present for the Annual Meeting, and the final results for the votes regarding the proposals are set forth below.

1.
Shareholders elected three directors to serve for a three-year term to expire at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2021, and until their successors shall be duly elected and qualified. The name of each director elected, and the votes cast for each such individuals, are set forth below:

Nominee
For
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
Michael H. Madison
44,681,212
   538,038
4,772,392
Linda K. Massman
39,216,662
6,002,588
4,772,392
Steven R. Mills
44,777,748
   441,503
4,772,392

2.
Shareholders approved a proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche, LLP to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year 2018. The votes regarding Proposal 2 were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
 49,203,173
 703,123
85,346
0


3.
Shareholders approved, on an advisory and non-binding basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy statement. The votes regarding Proposal 3 were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
43,106,865
 1,838,536
273,849
4,772,392



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SIGNATURES

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.


 
BLACK HILLS CORPORATION
 
 
 
By:/s/ Brian G. Iverson
 
Brian G. Iverson
 
Senior Vice President
 
  and General Counsel
 
 
Date: April 27, 2018
 




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