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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 17, 2018

SUMMIT HOTEL PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Maryland 001-35074 27-2962512

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation or Organization)

(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

13215 Bee Cave Parkway, Suite B-300

Austin, Texas 78738
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(512) 538-2300
(Registrants’ 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:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ 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

 

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.

 

On May 17, 2018, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were 98,075,442 shares of common stock of the Company represented in person or by proxy at the meeting, constituting 93.67% of the outstanding shares of common stock on March 21, 2018, the record date for the Annual Meeting.

 

The matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final results of such voting are set forth below:

 

Proposal 1: To elect six directors to the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

Name For Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Daniel P. Hansen 90,688,364   2,473,424   4,913,654  
Bjorn R. L. Hanson 70,684,414   22,477,374   4,913,654  
Jeffrey W. Jones 92,278,141   883,647   4,913,654  
Kenneth J. Kay
92,265,745   896,043   4,913,654  
Thomas W. Storey 72,559,834   20,601,954   4,913,654  
Hope S. Taitz 92,236,790   924,998   4,913,654  

 

All director nominees were duly elected at the Annual Meeting. Each of the individuals named in the above table will serve as director until the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified.

 

Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP.

 

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
97,756,663 62,236 256,543 N/A

 

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.

 

Proposal 3: To approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
91,058,151 1,738,110 365,527 4,913,654

 

At the Annual Meeting, stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

Proposal 4: To approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the frequency of advisory (non-binding) votes on executive compensation.

 

1 Year 2 Years 3 Years Abstain Broker Non-Votes
90,666,852 59,316 2,076,072 359,548 4,913,654

 

At the Annual Meeting, a majority of the votes cast on Proposal 4, which is commonly referred to as a “say-when-on-pay vote,” were cast in favor of holding future say-on-pay votes annually. In light of the outcome of this advisory vote, the Board of Directors has determined that future say-on-pay votes will be submitted to stockholders annually until the next required say-when-on-pay vote. The Company is required to conduct an advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation every six years.

 

 

 

 

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

       
  SUMMIT HOTEL PROPERTIES, INC.  
       
       
  By: /s/ Christopher R. Eng  
         Christopher R. Eng  
        Executive Vice President, General Counsel,  
Dated: May 21, 2018   Chief Risk Officer and Secretary  

 

 

 

 

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