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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 15, 2019

Southside Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Texas
0-12247
75-1848732
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1201 S. Beckham Avenue, Tyler, Texas
 
75701
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (903) 531-7111

N/A
(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:
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Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $1.25 par value per share
 
SBSI
 
Nasdaq Global Select Market
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.

Southside Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 15, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. A total of 29,079,240 shares of the Company's common stock were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting, or 86.24%, of the 33,717,464 shares outstanding as of the record date, March 21, 2019. The Company's shareholders voted on three proposals at the Annual Meeting, as set forth below.

The final results relating to each proposal presented at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proposal 1
 
 
Shares Voted
Election of four nominees to the Company's Board of Directors for terms expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker
Non-Votes
Michael J. Bosworth
 
 
22,853,747

 
70,556

 
176,614

 
5,978,323

Lee R. Gibson, CPA
 
 
22,800,829

 
265,389

 
34,699

 
5,978,323

George H. (Trey) Henderson, III
 
 
22,798,255

 
119,099

 
183,563

 
5,978,323

Donald W. Thedford
 
 
22,086,539

 
973,521

 
40,857

 
5,978,323

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proposal 2
 
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker
Non-Votes
Non-binding advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.
 
22,377,300

 
551,854

 
171,763

 
5,978,323

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proposal 3
 
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker
Non-Votes
Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
 
28,196,210

 
868,579

 
14,451

 
N/A

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 









SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



 
 
Southside Bancshares, Inc.
 
 
 
Date:  May 20, 2019
By:
/s/ Julie N. Shamburger
 
 
Julie N. Shamburger, CPA
 
 
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)



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