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Section 1: 8-K (8-K 2019 ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING - VOTING RESULTS)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 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 10, 2019

 Commission File Number 0-17071
FIRST MERCHANTS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

INDIANA
35-1544218
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

200 East Jackson Street
P.O. Box 792
Muncie, IN 47305-2814
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(765) 747-1500
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.125 state value per share
FRME
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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:

o 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 o

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. o






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

On May 9, 2019, the Corporation held its annual meeting of shareholders in the Community Room at First Merchants Corporation's Main office, 200 East Jackson Street, Muncie, Indiana.

F. Howard Halderman, Michael C. Rechin, Charles E. Schalliol and Terry L. Walker were elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms expiring at the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.

The shareholders adopted a non-binding resolution approving the compensation of the Corporation’s executive officers and ratified the Board of Directors’ appointment of BKD, LLP as the Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.

The shareholders also adopted proposals to approve the following: (1) 2019 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan; (2) Equity Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors; and (3) 2019 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

The votes on these matters were as follows:

1. Election of Directors:
 
FOR
WITHHELD
BROKER NON-VOTES
F. Howard Halderman
24,583,760
11,597,183
6,663,820
Michael C. Rechin
35,769,942
411,001
6,663,820
Charles E. Schalliol
34,826,941
1,354,002
6,663,820
Terry L. Walker
34,066,259
2,114,684
6,663,820

2. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation:
FOR
AGAINST
ABSTAIN
BROKER NON-VOTES
34,617,197
1,335,160
228,586
6,663,820

3. Proposal to approve the 2019 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan:
FOR
AGAINST
ABSTAIN
BROKER NON-VOTES
32,009,559
3,875,488
295,896
6,663,820

4. Proposal to approve the Equity Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors:
FOR
AGAINST
ABSTAIN
BROKER NON-VOTES
35,352,020
556,354
272,569
6,663,820

5. Proposal to approve the 2019 Employee Stock Purchase Plan:
FOR
AGAINST
ABSTAIN
BROKER NON-VOTES
35,815,470
199,983
165,490
6,663,820

6. Proposal to ratify BKD, LLP as independent auditor for 2019:
FOR
AGAINST
ABSTAIN
BROKER NON-VOTES
42,212,102
580,428
52,233







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.

DATE: May 10, 2019



FIRST MERCHANTS CORPORATION

By: /s/ Mark K. Hardwick
Mark K. Hardwick
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
                    



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