Washington D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2020



Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File No.)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


12612 West Alameda Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado 80228

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(303) 986-4600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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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, $0.001 par value


New York Stock Exchange


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 ☐


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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


The 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on March 4, 2020 in Lakewood, Colorado. A total of 20,963,910 shares of the Company’s common stock were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy, constituting approximately 93.2% of the outstanding shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.


At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following matters, which are described in detail in the proxy statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 17, 2020:




To elect Zephyr Isely and Michael T. Campbell as Class II directors, each to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“Proposal No. 1”); and




To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020 (“Proposal No. 2”).


The Company’s stockholders approved the nominees recommended for election in Proposal No. 1. The votes cast on Proposal No. 1 were as follows:







Broker Non-Votes


Zephyr Isely

  14,995,042     4,513,351     1,455,517  

Michael T. Campbell

  18,789,602     716,380     1,457,928  


The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal No. 2. The votes cast on Proposal No. 2 were as follows:









Broker Non-Votes


Appointment of KPMG

  20,684,869     273,477     5,562     0  






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.


Dated: March 5, 2020


Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.



  By: /s/ Kemper Isely


Kemper Isely