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Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC)

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Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

No recent proxy contest or exempt solicitation filings from shareholders.

Vote support at last AGM

Proxies for the Annual Meeting of shareholders held on April 28, 2022, were solicited pursuant regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Report of Inspector of election indicates that 23,631,166 shares of the Common Stock of the Company, out of 26,872,745 shares outstanding on the March 7, 2022 record date, were present, in person or by proxy, at the meeting. The following matters were submitted to a vote of the shareholders:

Proposal 1. Election of Directors

The shareholders elected all of the Board of Directors nominees for a term of one year, as follows:

NomineeForAgainstAbstainNon-Votes
E. Joseph Bowler19,994,4131,686,38731,1651,919,201
Melanie Chiesa21,513,535166,32632,1041,919,201
Michele Hassid21,350,997327,86933,0991,919,201
Catherine C. MacMillan19,991,9201,687,71832,3271,919,201
Ronald A. Nelson17,073,6024,605,57932,7841,919,201
David L. Payne21,178,305499,83633,8241,919,201
Edward B. Sylvester16,649,1235,028,23334,6091,919,201
Inez Wondeh21,356,590321,50733,8681,919,201

Proposal 2. Approve a Non-Binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The shareholders approved, on an advisory non-binding basis, the compensation of Westamerica Bancorporation’s named executive officers, by the following vote:

ForAgainstAbstainNon-Votes
21,439,449122,973149,5431,919,201

Proposal 3. Ratify Selection of Crowe LLP as Company’s Independent Auditors for Fiscal Year 2022

The shareholders ratified the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022, by the following vote:

ForAgainstAbstainNon-Votes
23,505,3663,277122,523-0-