SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 27, 2020
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One Applied Plaza
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
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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, without par value||AIT||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).
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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.
An annual meeting of the shareholders of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. was held on October 27, 2020. At that meeting, there were 38,758,928 shares of common stock entitled to vote. The shareholders voted on the matters submitted to the meeting as follows (as rounded):
1. Election of three persons to be directors for a term of three years:
|Name||Shares Voted For Election||Shares As To Which Voting Authority Withheld||Broker|
|Robert J. Pagano, Jr.||34,786,717||782,110||1,148,978|
|Neil A. Schrimsher||35,286,680||282,147||1,148,978|
|Peter C. Wallace||34,159,492||1,409,335||1,148,978|
The terms of the following directors continued after the meeting: Madhuri A. Andrews, Peter A. Dorsman, Mary Dean Hall, Dan P. Komnenovich, Vincent K. Petrella, and Joe A. Raver.
2. A nonbinding advisory vote to approve the compensation of Applied's named executive officers as described in Applied's proxy statement dated September 11, 2020:
|Shares Voted For||Shares Voted Against||Shares Abstained From Voting||Broker|
3. Ratification of the Audit Committee's appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Applied's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
|Shares Voted For Ratification||Shares Voted Against Ratification||Shares Abstained From Voting|
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.
|APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
By: /s/ Fred D. Bauer
Fred D. Bauer, Vice President-General Counsel & Secretary
|Date: October 27, 2020|