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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2021
 
First Bancorp
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
     
North Carolina 0-15572 56-1421916
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification Number)
     
300 SW Broad Street,
Southern Pines, NC  28387
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)
 
(910) 246-2500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)
 
 
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: 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
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.
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class            Trading symbol        Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, No Par Value        FBNC            The Nasdaq Global Select Market
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First Bancorp
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Item 5.07 - Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Signatures
  

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Item 5.07 - Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 6, 2021, First Bancorp (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders. At the meeting, the Company’s shareholders: (i) elected each of the twelve persons listed below under Proposal 1 to serve as a director of the Company until the 2022 annual meeting; (ii) ratified the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the independent auditors of the Company for 2021; (iii) approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the Company’s named executive officer compensation (“say on pay”); and (iv) approved an amendment to the First Bancorp 2014 Equity Plan.
The following table shows the results of the voting at the annual meeting.
Proposal or Name of NomineeShares Voted “For”Shares Voted “Against”Shares WithheldShares AbstainedBroker Non-Votes
Proposal 1: To elect twelve nominees to the Board of Directors to serve until the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders, or until their successors are elected and qualified
     Daniel T. Blue, Jr.20,581,901 — 961,429 — 3,293,169 
     Mary Clara Capel20,506,532 — 1,036,798 — 3,293,169 
     James C. Crawford, III20,542,668 — 1,000,662 — 3,293,169 
     Suzanne S. Deferie20,787,665 — 755,665 — 3,293,169 
     Abby J. Donnelly20,842,535 — 700,795 — 3,293,169 
     John B. Gould20,849,575 — 693,755 — 3,293,169 
     Michael G. Mayer20,213,318 — 1,330,012 — 3,293,169 
     Richard H. Moore20,912,129 — 631,201 — 3,293,169 
     O. Temple Sloan, III20,690,525 — 852,805 — 3,293,169 
     Frederick L. Taylor II20,663,724 — 879,606 — 3,293,169 
     Virginia C. Thomasson20,579,599 — 963,731 — 3,293,169 
     Dennis A. Wicker19,420,297 — 2,123,033 — 3,293,169 
Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the independent auditors of the Company for 2021.24,289,590 103,708 — 443,201 — 
Proposal 3: To approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the Company’s named executive officer compensation (“say on pay”).19,782,058 1,649,892 — 111,380 3,293,169 
Proposal 4: To approve an amendment to the First Bancorp 2014 Equity Plan.20,299,079 1,159,969 — 84,282 3,293,169 


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Signatures
    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.
       
      First Bancorp
       
  May 6, 2021  
By:
  
/s/ Richard H. Moore
      Richard H. Moore
      Chief Executive Officer

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