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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 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): April 29, 2020

 

REPUBLIC FIRST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Pennsylvania

000-17007

23-2486815

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

50 South 16th Street, Suite 2400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (215) 735-4422

 

N/A
Former name, former address, and former fiscal year, 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(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock

FRBK

Nasdaq Global Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

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.

 

On April 29, 2020, Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders for which the Board of Directors solicited proxies. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders were asked to consider and vote upon three proposals: (1) the election of two Class I Directors to the Company’s board of directors to serve until the 2023 annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are elected and qualified; (2) the approval, on an advisory basis, of our named executive officer compensation, referred to as “say-on-pay;” and (3) the ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

 

For each proposal, the results of the shareholder voting were as follows:

 

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors

 

Each of the following two director nominees was elected as a Class I director to serve for a three-year term until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until his or her successor has been elected and qualified based upon the following votes:

 

Nominee

 

Votes For

 

Votes Withheld

 

Broker
Non-Votes

Harry D. Madonna

 

40,268,473

 

2,768,513

 

37,319

Brian P. Tierney, Esq.

 

28,335,495

 

14,701,491

 

37,319

 

Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation

 

The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as described in the proxy statement, was approved on an advisory basis based upon the following votes:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

41,000,650

 

1,304,416

 

731,920

 

37,319

 

 

 

Proposal 3Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The shareholders ratified the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 based on the following votes:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

42,794,356

 

207,982

 

71,967

 

0

 

 

 

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.

 

 

REPUBLIC FIRST BANCORP, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: April 30, 2020

By:

/s/ Frank A. Cavallaro

 

 

 

     Frank A. Cavallaro
     Executive Vice President and

     Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 
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