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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)


May 12, 2021



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)


Maryland   0-18082   43-1524856
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File No.)   (IRS Employer Identification


1451 East Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri   65804
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:     (417) 887-4400  



(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, par value $0.01 per share GSBC The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


On May 12, 2021, Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. ("Bancorp") held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. A quorum was present and the results of the meeting, which exclude the shares beneficially owned in excess of the 10% voting limitation in Bancorp's charter by the persons believed by Bancorp to be subject to that limitation, are as follows:


1)Election of three directors, each for a term of three years:


  Number of Shares
Nominee   Votes For   Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Thomas J. Carlson   6,222,780   3,462,001   2,129,287
Debra M. Hart   6,545,421   3,139,360   2,129,287
Joseph W. Turner   9,609,618        75,163   2,129,287


2)Advisory (non-binding) vote on executive compensation:


Number of Shares
Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
6,445,110   3,212,755   26,916   2,129,287


The vote required to approve this proposal was the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal.  Accordingly, this proposal was approved. 


3)Ratification of the appointment of BKD, LLP as Bancorp’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:


Number of Shares
Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
11,587,700   211,871   14,497   ---


The vote required to approve this proposal was the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the proposal.  Accordingly, this proposal was approved.







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.


Date: May 14, 2021 By: /s/ Joseph W. Turner
    Joseph W. Turner, President 
    and Chief Executive Officer