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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

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): May 2, 2018

 


 

FARMLAND PARTNERS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Maryland

 

001-36405

 

46-3769850

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

4600 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 1450
Denver, Colorado

 

80237

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 452-3100

 

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:

 

o                 Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o                 Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o                 Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o                 Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 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).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

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. x

 

 

 



 

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

 

Farmland Partners Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 2, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”), at which the stockholders of the Company approved all of the proposals presented, which are described in detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2018 (the “Proxy Statement”). Holders of 29,053,745 shares of the Company’s common stock were present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

 

The following are the voting results of the proposals submitted to the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting:

 

Proposal 1:  To elect the five director nominees named in the Proxy Statement.

 

Director Nominee

 

For

 

Withheld

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

Jay B. Bartels

 

8,640,536

 

6,085,914

 

14,327,295

 

Chris A. Downey

 

14,449,259

 

277,191

 

14,327,295

 

Joseph W. Glauber

 

9,568,218

 

5,158,232

 

14,327,295

 

John A. Good

 

14,479,787

 

246,663

 

14,327,295

 

Paul A. Pittman

 

14,447,245

 

279,205

 

14,327,295

 

 

Proposal 2:  To ratify the appointment of EKS&H LLLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

28,146,183

 

688,506

 

219,056

 

 

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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.

 

 

FARMLAND PARTNERS INC.

 

 

May 3, 2018

    By:

/s/ Luca Fabbri

 

 

Luca Fabbri

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

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