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Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 22, 2020  


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-11252 87-0447375
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
5420 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1100, Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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 $0.18 par value HALL Nasdaq Global Market


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Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on December 22, 2020. Of the 18,142,158 shares of common stock of the Company entitled to vote at the meeting, 10,254,346 shares were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy.


Item 1 – Election of Directors


At the Annual Meeting, the following individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company and received the number of votes set forth opposite their respective names:

Director  Votes For   Votes Against
Or Withheld
   Abstentions and
Broker Non-Votes
Mark E. Schwarz   9,166,672    1,087,674    -0- 
Scott T. Berlin   7,825,011    2,429,335    -0- 
James H. Graves   8,174,586    2,079,760    -0- 
Mark E. Pape   9,135,789    1,118,557    -0- 


Item 2 – Advisory Vote on Say-On-Pay Resolution


The Board of Directors submitted to the shareholders for a non-binding, advisory vote the following resolution (the “Say-On-Pay Resolution”):


“RESOLVED, that the shareholders hereby approve the compensation paid to the Company’s executive officers as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the heading ‘EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION’ in the Company’s 2020 Proxy Statement, including the compensation tables and narrative discussion.”


At the Annual Meeting, 9,122,740 shares were voted in favor of the Say-On-Pay Resolution; 1,004,929 shares were voted against the Say-On-Pay Resolution; 126,677 shares abstained from voting on the Say-On-Pay Resolution; and there were no broker non-votes on the Say-On-Pay Resolution.


Item 3 - Other Business


No other matters were voted on 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 duly authorized.


Date:December 23, 2020 By: /s/ CHRISTOPHER J. KENNEY
    Christopher J. Kenney, Chief Accounting Officer