SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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
Cohen & Steers, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(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, $.01 par value||CNS||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).
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 6, 2021, Cohen & Steers, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Each shareholder of record of common stock of the Company as of March 11, 2021 was entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. Each shareholder was entitled to one vote per share of common stock. A total of 43,237,195 shares of common stock (89.64% of all such shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting) were present or represented by proxy.
At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders of the Company (i) elected the nine director nominees to the board of directors of the Company to serve until the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified, (ii) ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, and (iii) approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. Set forth below are the final voting results with respect to each matter submitted to a vote of the shareholders.
(i) Election of director nominees:
|Nominees||For ||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|Robert H. Steers||40,863,499||250,124||15,599||2,107,973|
|Joseph M. Harvey||40,176,313||937,131||15,778||2,107,973|
|Frank T. Connor||40,091,772||1,022,014||15,436||2,107,973|
|Peter L. Rhein||39,634,543||1,478,723||15,956||2,107,973|
|Richard P. Simon||38,395,326||2,717,940||15,956||2,107,973|
|Edmond D. Villani||39,615,181||1,497,951||16,090||2,107,973|
(ii) Ratification of appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP:
(iii) Approval, in a non-binding advisory vote, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers:
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.
Cohen & Steers, Inc.
|Date:||May 11, 2021||By:||/s/ Brian Heller |
|Name: Brian Heller|
Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary