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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 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): June 28, 2018

 

 

Hercules Capital, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   814-00702   74-3113410

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File No.)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 310

Palo Alto, CA

    94301
(Address of principal executive offices)     (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 289-3060

Not Applicable

 

(Former name or 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):

 

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

 

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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)

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

On June 28, 2018, Hercules Capital, Inc., a Maryland corporation, (the “Company”), held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of May 21, 2018, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 86,509,515 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote. The following matters were submitted at the Annual Meeting, including any adjournments thereof, to the stockholders for consideration to:

 

  1. Elect two directors who will serve for the terms specified, or until their successor is elected and qualified: Brad Koenig and Thomas J. Fallon for a term expiring 2021.

 

  2. Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

  3. Approve the amendment and restatement of the Hercules Capital, Inc. Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan.

 

  4. Approve the Hercules Capital, Inc. 2018 Non-Employee Director Plan

 

  5. Ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as our independent public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018.

Brad Koenig and Thomas J. Fallon were each elected to serve as a director for the term specified above, or until their successor is elected and qualified, and proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5 were approved by the Company’s stockholders. The detailed voting results of the shares voted with regards to each of these matters are as follows:

 

1. Election of Directors.

 

    

For

    

Withhold

 

Brad Koenig

     37,591,268        1,082,783  

Thomas J. Fallon

     23,507,900        15,166,151  

Continuing directors are as follows: Manuel A. Henriquez, Joseph F. Hoffman, Robert P. Badavas, Doreen Woo Ho and Jorge Titinger.

 

2. Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

34,817,477   2,482,230   1,374,344

The Company’s named executive officer compensation was approved.

 

3. Approve the amendment and restatement of the Hercules Capital, Inc. Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

35,252,196   2,157,232   1,264,623

The Company’s Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan was approved.

 

4. Approve the Hercules Capital, Inc. 2018 Non-Employee Director Plan.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

35,753,943   1,624,853   1,295,255

The Company’s 2018 Non-Employee Director Plan was approved.

 

5. Ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as our independent public accounting firm.

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

75,752,680   1,032,892   539,694

The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers was ratified.


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.

 

    HERCULES CAPITAL, INC.
June 29, 2018             By:   /s/ Melanie Grace
      Melanie Grace
      General Counsel and Secretary
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