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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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 24, 2018

 

ESSENDANT INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

0-10653

 

36-3141189

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

One Parkway North Blvd.

Suite 100

Deerfield, Illinois

 

60015-2559

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (847) 627-7000

 

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):

 

    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.

 

 

(a)

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Registrant (the “Annual Meeting”) was held in Deerfield, Illinois on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

 

 

(b)

The following matters were voted on by the Registrant’s shareholders at the Annual Meeting and received the following votes:

 

 

1.

Proposal 1 – Election of Three Class II Directors to serve for a three-year term expiring in 2021:

Nominee

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Broker Non-Votes

Charles K. Crovitz

23,728,497

7,072,079

2,638,072

Richard D. Phillips

25,316,394

5,484,182

2,638,072

Stuart A. Taylor, II

24,034,593

6,765,983

2,638,072

 

 

2.

Proposal 2 – A proposal to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018:

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

No. of Shares

32,738,074

696,269

4,305

 

3.

Proposal 3 – An advisory (nonbinding) vote on the compensation of the Registrant’s named executive officers:

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

No. of Shares

28,800,320

1,958,731

41,525

2,638,072

 

 

(c)

Not applicable

 

 

(d)

Not applicable

 


 

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, thereunto duly authorized.  

 

 

ESSENDANT INC.

Date:  May 25, 2018

 

/s/Brendan J. McKeough

 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

 

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