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BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC0000821127FALSE00008211272020-03-312020-03-31

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): April 23, 2020
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Massachusetts001-3507004-2976299
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
Ten Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(Address of principal executive offices)
(617) 912-1900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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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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)
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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.
At the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) held on April 23, 2020, Anthony DeChellis, Mark F. Furlong, Joseph C. Guyaux, Deborah F. Kuenstner, Gloria C. Larson, Kimberly S. Stevenson, Luis Antonio Ubinas, Stephen M. Waters, and Lizabeth H. Zlatkus were elected to serve until the Companys 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. In addition, at the meeting, the shareholders: (a) approved an advisory, non-binding, resolution on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers as disclosed in the Companys 2020 Proxy Statement; (b) ratified the selection of KPMG, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2020; and (c) approved the Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan.

The voting results are set forth below.

(1) Election of directors:

Director NomineeForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
Anthony DeChellis73,822,907  221,419  108,214  5,142,268  
Mark F. Furlong73,758,622278,054  115,8645,142,268  
Joseph C. Guyaux73,417,421628,655  106,4645,142,268  
Deborah F. Kuenstner71,969,8322,077,326  105,3815,142,269  
Gloria C. Larson73,623,522416,826  112,1925,142,268  
Kimberly S. Stevenson73,460,896584,273  107,3715,142,268  
Luis Antonio Ubinas72,899,5471,137,697  115,2965,142,268  
Stephen M. Waters70,040,8164,004,888  106,8355,142,269  
Lizabeth H. Zlatkus73,082,984957,364  112,1925,142,268  


(2) Approval of an advisory, non-binding resolution on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
70,712,944  3,292,220  147,375  5,142,269  


(3) Ratification of the selection of KPMG, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2020:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
75,176,885  3,938,680  179,243  0


(4) Approval of the Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
70,914,140  3,094,806  143,593  5,142,269  




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 hereunder duly authorized.
BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
By:
/S/ STEVEN M. GAVEN
Name:Steven M. Gaven
Title:Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer
Date: April 24, 2020








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