SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 11, 2021
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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|2425 South Yukon Ave.,||Tulsa,||Oklahoma||74107|
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code): (918) 583-2266
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
(c) Election of Directors
On May 11, 2021, during the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of AAON, Inc. (the “Company”), Norman H. Asbjornson, Gary D. Fields and Angela E. Kouplen were each re-elected to the Board of Directors (as disclosed in Item 5.07 below).
Appointment of Certain Officers
Additionally, the Company announced its Board of Directors has promoted Christopher D. Eason as Chief Accounting Officer, effective May 11, 2021. Mr. Eason, 39, joined the Company in 2018 as Controller / Financial Reporting Manager. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton, LLP, where he had 13 years of experience in the assurance division. Mr. Eason is a licensed certified public accountant and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting.
Mr. Eason will be eligible to participate in all elements of the Company’s executive compensation package. Mr. Eason and the Company have not entered into any employment agreement in connection with his election to this position.
Mr. Eason does not have any family relationships with any of the Company’s directors or officers and is not party to any transactions of the type listed in Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 11, 2021, at the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders (i) elected each of the nominees listed below to the Company's Board of Directors to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, or until their respective successors are elected and qualified; (ii) approved, on an advisory basis, a resolution on the compensation of AAON's named executive officers as set forth in the Proxy Statement; and (iii) ratified the selection of Grant Thornton, LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.
(i) The voting results with respect to the election of each director were as follows:
Norman H. Asbjornson
|Gary D. Fields||44,740,043||409,892||57,233||2,816,029|
|Angela E. Kouplen||44,270,761||879,736||56,670||2,816,029|
(ii) The voting results to approve, on an advisory basis, a resolution on the compensation of AAON's named executive officers as set forth in the Proxy Statement were as follows:
(iii) The voting results with respect to the ratification of the selection of Grant Thornton, LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 were as follows:
Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Company today announced that the Board of Directors has declared its next regular semi-annual cash dividend of $0.19 per share or $0.38 annually. The next cash dividend will be payable on July 1, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 3, 2021.
A copy of the Company's press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Press release dated May 17, 2021 announcing semi-annual cash dividend.|
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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 17, 2021||By:||/s/ Luke A. Bomer|
|Luke A. Bomer, Secretary|