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Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K



Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

February 3, 2021

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Texas AND VIRGINIA   1-10042   75-1743247

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)




(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(972) 934-9227

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock No Par Value   ATO   New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders on February 3, 2021, of the total shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, a total of 113,725,295 shares were represented, constituting a 90.23% quorum. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of our shareholders at the annual meeting are as follows:

Proposal No. 1: All of the board’s nominees for director were elected by our shareholders to serve until the company’s 2022 annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:


Nominee    For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  

J. Kevin Akers

     100,960,763        1,883,664        137,518        10,743,350  

Robert W. Best

     99,912,841        2,932,697        136,407        10,743,350  

Kim R. Cocklin

     99,178,256        3,668,196        135,493        10,743,350  

Kelly H. Compton

     102,108,379        734,080        139,486        10,743,350  

Sean Donohue

     100,072,082        2,763,340        146,523        10,743,350  

Rafael G. Garza

     100,009,210        2,823,346        149,389        10,743,350  

Richard K. Gordon

     83,069,753        19,770,436        141,756        10,743,350  

Robert C. Grable

     95,451,247        7,385,516        145,182        10,743,350  

Nancy K. Quinn

     95,783,040        7,059,819        139,086        10,743,350  

Richard A. Sampson

     102,177,942        658,445        145,558        10,743,350  

Stephen R. Springer

     100,189,720        2,650,599        141,626        10,743,350  

Diana J. Walters

     88,785,620        14,059,206        137,119        10,743,350  

Richard Ware II

     96,058,022        6,774,074        149,849        10,743,350  

Frank Yoho

     102,259,636        574,883        147,426        10,743,350  

Proposal No. 2: The amendment of the 1998 Long-Term Incentive Plan was approved by our shareholders, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes
94,373,031   7,937,756   671,158   10,743,350

Proposal No. 3: The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021 was ratified by our shareholders, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes
106,925,474   6,638,959   160,862   —  

Proposal No. 4: Our shareholders approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of our named executive officers for fiscal 2020, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below: 


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes
94,910,037   6,338,631   1,733,277   10,743,350


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.




DATE: February 8, 2021     By:  


      Karen E. Hartsfield
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary