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Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 23, 2021

Commission file number 000-21513



DXP Enterprises, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Texas   76-0509661

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

5301 Hollister, Houston, Texas 77040   (713) 996-4700
(Address of principal executive offices)   Registrant’s telephone number, including area code.



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Exchange

on which Registered

Common Stock par value $0.01   DXPE   NASDAQ Global Select 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 Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company              

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 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On April 23, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of DXP Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”), attached as Exhibit 3.1 (the “Amendment”). This Amendment changes the voting standard for election of directors from a plurality to a majority of votes cast in the event of uncontested elections and retains plurality voting in the event of contested elections. Pursuant to the majority voting standard, in uncontested elections each director shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast with respect to the director, which means that the number of votes cast “for” a director’s election must exceed the number of votes cast “against” that director. The Amendment also requires all directors to deliver an irrevocable resignation upon election that, contingent upon Board acceptance, will be effective for a director that has been nominated for election if that nominated director fails to receive a majority of the votes cast in the election, upon the earlier to occur of (i) the selection of a replacement director by the Board, (ii) 180 days after certification of such shareholder vote, or (iii) acceptance by the Board. The amendments to the Bylaws are effective January 1, 2022.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits:





Exhibit 3.1    Amendment to Section 3.4 of the Bylaws of DXP Enterprises, Inc., effective January 1, 2022
Exhibit 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


April 27, 2021     By:  

/s/ Kent Yee

      Kent Yee
      Senior Vice President/Finance and Chief Financial Officer

/s/ Gene Padgett

      Gene Padgett
      Senior Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer