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): June 2, 2021
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|Delaware|| ||000-23211|| ||03-0338873|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
| ||(IRS Employer|
|25 Greens Hill Lane,|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (802) 775-0325
(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 |
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered
|Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share||CWST||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|(Nasdaq Global Select Market)|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) held on June 2, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”), the Company’s stockholders voted on the following matters, which are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2021: (i) to elect three Class III directors, each to serve a term expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“Proposal 1”); (ii) to approve, in an advisory “say-on-pay” vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“Proposal 2”); and (iii) to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 (“Proposal 3”). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company elected the nominees of the Company's Board of Directors (the “Board”), John W. Casella, William P. Hulligan and Rose Stuckey Kirk, as Class III directors, and approved Proposal 2 and Proposal 3. At the Annual Meeting, the holders of shares of the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock representing 57,793,003 votes were represented in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum.
Set forth below are the final voting totals for the proposals acted upon at the Annual Meeting:
The following nominees were elected to the Board as Class III directors, each to serve for a term expiring at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
|Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|John W. Casella||51,921,549||3,476,789||2,394,665|
|William P. Hulligan||51,511,592||3,886,746||2,394,665|
|Rose Stuckey Kirk||55,123,589||274,749||2,394,665|The terms of the following directors continued after the Annual Meeting: Michael K. Burke, James F. Callahan, Jr., Douglas R. Casella, Michael L. Battles, Joseph G. Doody, and Emily Nagle Green.
|Proposal 2:||An advisory “say-on-pay” vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved.|
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstaining||Broker Non-Votes|
|Proposal 3:||The appointment of RSM US LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 was ratified.|
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstaining|
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.
| ||CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC.|
|Date: June 3, 2021|| ||By:|| ||/s/ Edmond R. Coletta|
| || ||Edmond R. Coletta|
| || ||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|