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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 19, 2021

 

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-34480   26-2994223

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ   07310
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (201) 469-3000

(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))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

where registered

Common Stock $.001 par value   VRSK   NASDAQ Global Select Market

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 following proposals were submitted to the holders of Common Stock of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (the “Company”) for a vote at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 19, 2021:

 

  1.

The election of four members of the Board of Directors;

 

  2.

The advisory, non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“say-on-pay”);

 

  3.

The approval of the Verisk Analytics, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan; and

 

  4.

The ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2021.

The results of such votes were as follows:

1.    The Company’s stockholders elected each of the four nominees to the Board of Directors for a three-year term by the following votes:

 

Name of Nominee

 

Number of Votes

For

 

Number of Votes

Against

 

Number of Votes

Abstaining

 

Number of Broker

Non-Votes

Samuel G. Liss   134,447,722   4,516,933   68,501   6,812,949
Bruce E. Hansen   135,817,870   3,154,848   60,438   6,812,949
Therese M. Vaughan   131,343,916   7,630,630   58,610   6,812,949
Kathleen A. Hogenson   135,503,914   3,470,545   58,697   6,812,949

2.    The Company’s stockholders approved the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers on an advisory, non-binding basis by the following votes:

 

Number of Votes

For

 

Number of Votes

Against

 

Number of Votes

Abstaining

 

Number of Broker

Non-Votes

127,312,323   11,525,535   195,298   6,812,949

3.    The Company’s stockholders approved the Verisk Analytics, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan by the following votes:

 

Number of Votes

For

 

Number of Votes

Against

 

Number of Votes

Abstaining

 

Number of Broker

Non-Votes

118,464,763   20,459,656   108,737   6,812,949

4.    The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2021 by the following votes:

 

Number of Votes

For

 

Number of Votes

Against

 

Number of Votes

Abstaining

139,425,048   6,360,398   60,659


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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

    VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
Date: May 20, 2021     By:  

/s/ Kathy Card Beckles

    Name:   Kathy Card Beckles
    Title:   Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary