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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 3, 2021
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VERA BRADLEY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Indiana 001-34918 27-2935063
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
12420 Stonebridge Road,
Roanoke, Indiana
 46783
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(877) 708-8372
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
None
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, without par valueVRANASDAQ 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).
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
As described under Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, at the Annual Meeting of the Company held on June 3, 2021, the shareholders of the Company approved to amend the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to allow shareholders to unilaterally amend its bylaws (the “Amendment”). The Amendment is further described in the Company's definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 7, 2021. A copy of the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on June 3, 2021. At the meeting, the Company’s shareholders:
(1)elected Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Kristina Cashman, Robert J. Hall, Mary Lou Kelley, John E. Kyees, Frances P. Philip, Edward M. Schmults, Carrie M. Tharp, Nancy R. Twine and Robert Wallstrom to serve as Directors of the Company’s Board of Directors for a one-year term;
(2)ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 29, 2022;
(3)approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and
(4)approved an amendment to the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to allow shareholders to unilaterally amend its bylaws.
    
Set forth below, with respect to each such matter, are the number of votes cast for or against, the number of abstentions, and the number of broker non-votes.
(1)Election of Directors
NomineeForWithholdBroker Non-Votes
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard21,542,428389,3883,129,072
Kristina Cashman21,552,719379,0973,129,072
Robert J. Hall21,542,191389,6253,129,072
Mary Lou Kelley21,552,971378,8453,129,072
John E. Kyees21,453,788478,0283,129,072
Frances P. Philip21,508,528423,2883,129,072
Edward M. Schmults21,505,771426,0453,129,072
Carrie M. Tharp21,552,719379,0973,129,072
Nancy R. Twine21,577,904353,9123,129,072
Robert Wallstrom21,542,257389,5593,129,072



(2)Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
25,037,50215,2988,088
(3)Advisory Approval of the Company's Named Executive Officer Compensation
ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
20,507,2091,356,42868,1793,129,072
(4)Approve an Amendment to the Company's Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation
ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
21,474,430374,60882,7783,129,072
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
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SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 
Vera Bradley, Inc.
(Registrant)
Date: June 8, 2021
/s/ Mark C. Dely
Mark C. Dely
Chief Administration Officer




EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
Description
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