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

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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  


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, Homewood, 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)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of exchange on which registered
Common SFBS 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 (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 23, 2020, 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   34,313,795    283,764    -    12,566,191 
J. Richard Cashio   34,042,675    554,884    -    12,566,191 
James J. Filler   34,273,321    324,237    -    12,566,191 
Michael D. Fuller   34,057,952    539,607    -    12,566,191 
Christopher J. Mettler   34,525,038    72,521    -    12,566,191 
Hatton C.V. Smith   34,162,015    435,544    -    12,566,191 
Irma L. Tuder   34,264,904    332,655    -    12,566,191 


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
 33,829,828    582,517    185,214    12,566,191 


Proposal 3

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

for the year ending December 31, 2020 - approved


For  Against  Abstain  Broker non-votes
 47,117,297    37,869    8,584    - 


As of the record date of the Annual Meeting, 53,713,811 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding, with 47,163,750 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 24, 2020 By: Thomas A. Broughton III
  Chief Executive Officer














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