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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): May 16, 2018

FBL Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iowa
1-11917
42-1411715
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa
50266-5997
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(515) 225-5400
(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 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).

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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. [ ]






Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
FBL Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 16, 2018. The matters that were voted upon and the final voting results are set forth below.

Proposal 1: Election of Directors
The Company’s Class A common shareholders and Series B preferred shareholders, voting together as a single class, elected each of the four Class A director nominees to serve one-year terms expiring at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected.
 
Director Name
For
Withheld
James P. Brannen
29,533,712
3,487,334
Roger K. Brooks
32,724,205
296,841
Paul A. Juffer
32,120,044
901,002
Paul E. Larson
32,675,161
345,885
Broker non-votes totaled 1,083,810.

The Company’s Class B common shareholders elected each of the six Class B director nominees to serve one-year terms expiring at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are elected.

Director Name
 
For
Withheld
 
Richard W. Felts
 
11,413
 
Joe D. Heinrich
 
11,413
 
Craig D. Hill
 
11,413
 
James A. Holte
 
11,413
 
Kevin D. Paap
 
11,413
 
Scott E. VanderWal
 
11,413
 

Proposal 2: Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation
The Company’s shareholders approved the compensation of the named executive officers by non-binding advisory vote. The approval of the proposal required the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of each voting group represented at the meeting and entitled to vote. The voting results with respect to the Class A common shares and Series B preferred shares, voting as a single class, were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
32,890,995
118,621
11,430
Broker non-votes totaled 1,083,810.

The voting results with respect to the Class B common shares were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
11,413


Proposal 3: Ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2018
The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2018. The approval of the proposal required the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of each voting group represented at the meeting and entitled to vote. The voting results with respect to the Class A common shares and Series B preferred shares, voting as a single class, were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
33,897,709
201,198
5,949






The voting results with respect to the Class B common shares were as follows:

For
Against
Abstain
11,413





SIGNATURE

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.

Date: May 16, 2018                    FBL FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

By    /s/ Donald J. Seibel
Donald J. Seibel
Chief Financial Officer








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