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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934




Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 3, 2021 (April 28, 2021)







(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-36479   46-3234977
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


1000 Abernathy Road NE   30328
Building 400, Suite 1700   (Zip Code)
Atlanta, Georgia  
(Address of principal executive offices)    


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 391-8200


Not Applicable

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


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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, $0.01 par value VRTV 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).

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 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


The 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Veritiv Corporation (“Veritiv” or the “Company”) was held on April 28, 2021. Of the 15,973,884 shares of Veritiv common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, 14,961,788 shares were represented, constituting a quorum.  At the Annual Meeting, Veritiv shareholders voted on four proposals and cast their votes as described below. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 17, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”).


Item No. 1:Veritiv shareholders elected as directors the eight nominees named in the Proxy Statement and recommended by the Company’s Board of Directors to serve for a one year term expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified, as follows:


       Votes       Broker 
Name  Votes For   Against   Abstentions   Non-Votes 
Salvatore A. Abbate   14,086,929    16,126    3,765    854,959 
Shantella E. Cooper   13,896,898    208,085    1,837    854,959 
David E. Flitman   14,061,032    42,893    2,895    854,959 
Daniel T. Henry   13,897,491    205,530    3,808    854,959 
Tracy A. Leinbach   13,733,098    370,923    2,808    854,959 
Stephen E. Macadam   13,897,464    205,572    3,793    854,959 
Michael P. Muldowney   13,897,143    206,582    3,104    854,959 
Charles G. Ward, III   13,729,713    373,121    3,995    854,959 


Item No. 2: Veritiv shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Veritiv’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021, as follows:


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
14,912,646 44,913 4,229 0


Item No. 3: Veritiv shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, Veritiv’s executive compensation, as follows:


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes






Item No. 4: Veritiv shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, one year as the frequency for future executive compensation votes, as follows:


1 Year 2 Years 3 Years Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
12,759,863 22,418 1,315,018 9,530 854,959


Based on this recommendation, Veritiv will hold advisory votes on executive compensation on an annual basis until the next required vote on the frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation.







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.


Dated: May 3, 2021   /s/ Mark W. Hianik  
      Mark W. Hianik  
      Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary