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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) April 20, 2021



Civista Bancshares, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   001-36192   34-1558688
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


100 East Water Street, P.O. Box 5016,

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Address of principle executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 625-4121


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



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Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common   CIVB   NASDAQ Capital Market

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 Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Civista Bancshares, Inc. held its annual meeting of shareholders on April 20, 2021, for the purpose of considering and voting on the following proposals. Summaries of the voting results are included following the description of each matter.

1.) To elect ten (10) directors to serve one-year terms expiring in 2022.



Director Candidate

   For      Withheld      Non-Vote  

Thomas A. Depler

     10,348,753.35        440,591.79        2,532,782.00  

Julie A. Mattlin

     10,606,457.34        182,887.80        2,532,782.00  

James O. Miller

     10,547,762.55        241,582.58        2,532,782.00  

Dennis E. Murray, Jr.

     10,194,815.17        594,529.97        2,532,782.00  

Allen R. Nickles

     10,495,167.35        294,177.79        2,532,782.00  

Mary Patricia Oliver

     9,776,697.34        1,012,647.80        2,532,782.00  

William F. Ritzmann

     10,554,949.34        234,395.80        2,532,782.00  

Dennis G. Shaffer

     10,519,531.08        269,814.06        2,532,782.00  

Harry Singer

     10,497,659.34        291,685.80        2,532,782.00  

Daniel J. White

     10,514,919.34        274,425.80        2,532,782.00  

Each of the nominees was elected.

2.) To consider and vote upon a non-binding advisory resolution to approve the compensation of the Corporation’s named executives as disclosed in the proxy statement for the annual meeting.


For     Against     Abstain     Non-Vote  
  9,018,993.34       1,335,427.31       434,920.48       2,532,786.00  

The proposal passed.

3.) To ratify the appointment of BKD, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Corporation for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


For     Against     Abstain     Broker
  13,151,657.77       27,660.00       142,807.37       —    

The proposal passed.


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.



Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Date: April 21, 2021      

/s/ Todd A. Michel

      Todd A. Michel,
      Senior Vice President & Controller