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 20, 2021
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|711 Main Street|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (812) 482-1314
(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, no par value||GABC||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) German American Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders on May 20, 2021.
(b) At the close of business on March 11, 2021, the record date for the annual meeting, 26,502,157 of the Company’s common shares were issued and outstanding. Matters voted upon at the annual meeting were as follows:
1.Election of four (4) directors to serve until the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders; and
2.Approval, on an advisory basis, of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
The final results of the votes taken at the annual meeting were as follows:
Proposal 1 – Election of four (4) directors to serve until the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders:
|Director’s Name||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Marc D. Fine||16,489,936 ||1,476,381 ||4,615,076 |
|Jason M. Kelly||15,918,836 ||2,047,480 ||4,615,076 |
|Christina M. Ryan||16,997,484 ||968,833 ||4,615,076 |
|Tyson J. Wagler||17,021,424 ||944,893 ||4,615,076 |
Each director nominee was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors by a plurality of the votes cast among all nominees.
Proposal 2 - Approval, on an advisory basis, of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained||Broker Non-Votes|
The appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021 was approved by a majority of the votes cast.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) Not applicable.
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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 25, 2021
|By: ||GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.|
/s/ Mark A. Schroeder
|Mark A. Schroeder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|