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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): June 17, 2020

 

Financial Institutions, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

New York

0-26481

16-0816610

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

220 Liberty Street

Warsaw, New York

 

14569

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (585) 786-1100

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 (see General Instructions A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share

FISI

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 

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.

The Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on June 17, 2020.  At the Annual Meeting, the holders of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote at the meeting: (1) elected Donald K. Boswell, Andrew W. Dorn, Jr., Robert M. Glaser and Susan R. Holliday to serve as directors until the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified (“Proposal 1”); (2) approved the non-binding, advisory vote on compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, as described in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis,” executive compensation tables and narrative disclosures in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 28, 2020 (“Proposal 2”); and, (3) ratified the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 (“Proposal 3”).

The certified voting results were as follows:

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

Donald K. Boswell

FOR: 12,382,493

WITHHELD: 316,008

BROKER NON-VOTES: 1,975,619

Andrew W. Dorn, Jr.

FOR: 11,609,139

WITHHELD: 1,089,362

BROKER NON-VOTES: 1,975,619

Robert M. Glaser

FOR: 12,372,430

WITHHELD: 326,071

BROKER NON-VOTES: 1,975,619

Susan R. Holliday

FOR: 11,397,896

WITHHELD: 1,300,605

BROKER NON-VOTES: 1,975,619

Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

FOR: 11,096,962

AGAINST: 1,209,834

ABSTAIN: 391,705

BROKER NON-VOTES: 1,975,619

Proposal 3 – Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

FOR: 14,378,182

AGAINST: 66,008

ABSTAIN: 229,930



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.

 

 

 

Financial Institutions, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Date: June 19, 2020

 

By:

/s/ Justin K. Bigham

 

 

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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