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








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)  April 17, 2019


ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36452 26-0734029
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


2500 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(205) 949-0302
(Registrant’s 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)


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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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 


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.





Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


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


(a)On April 17, 2019, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders.


(b)Proxies for the Annual Meeting were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. There was no solicitation in opposition to management’s nominees for directors as listed in the Proxy Statement, and all such nominees for director listed in the Proxy Statement were elected. The final results of the voting for directors are set forth below:


Proposal 1

Election of Directors


Nominee For Withhold Abstain Broker non-votes
Thomas A. Broughton III 36,371,003 196,950 - 11,791,858
J. Richard Cashio 36,093,929 474,024 - 11,791,858
James J. Filler 36,479,753 88,200 - 11,791,858
Michael D. Fuller 36,220,743 347,210 - 11,791,858
Hatton C.V. Smith 36,479,583 88,370 - 11,791,858
Irma L. Tuder 36,520,393 47,561 - 11,791,858


Described below are the other matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the final number of affirmative votes, negative votes, abstentions and broker non-votes:


Proposal 2

Advisory vote on executive compensation - approved


For Against Abstain Broker non-votes
35,926,010 350,858 291,085 11,791,858


Proposal 3

Ratification of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

for the year ending December 31, 2019 - approved


For Against Abstain Broker non-votes
48,139,286 78,735 141,790 -


As of the record date of the Annual Meeting, 53,474,708 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding, with 48,359,812 shares of common stock represented by proxies at the Annual Meeting.








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.


  /s/ Thomas A. Broughton, III  
Dated: April 18, 2019 By: Thomas A. Broughton III  
  Chief Executive Officer  














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