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HFWA Heritage Financial

Filed: 5 May 21, 1:50pm

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 and Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Dated of earliest event reported): May 4, 2021
HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Commission File Number 000-29480
Washington 91-1857900
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
201 Fifth Avenue SW,OlympiaWA 98501
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(360) 943-1500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 

Not applicable
(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)
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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 classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par valueHFWANASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1934 (§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

(a)The Annual Meeting of Heritage Financial Corporation (the “Company”) was held on May 4, 2021.

(b)There were a total of 35,914,775 of the Company’s common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 30,719,323 shares of common stock were represented in person or by proxy, therefore a quorum was present. The following proposals were submitted by the Board of Directors to a vote of shareholders:

Proposal 1. Election of Directors. The following individuals were elected as directors for one year terms:

FOR
AGAINSTABSTAINBROKER
 NON-VOTES

# of votes

# of votes

# of votes

# of votes
Brian S. Charneski27,358,491 629,238 63,447 2,668,147 
John A. Clees27,072,848 915,218 63,110 2,668,147 
Jeffrey J. Deuel27,678,025 310,041 63,110 2,668,147 
Kimberly T. Ellwanger25,962,224 2,027,245 61,707 2,668,147 
Deborah J. Gavin27,885,681 103,788 61,707 2,668,147 
Jeffrey S. Lyon26,495,093 1,492,973 63,110 2,668,147 
Gragg E. Miller27,862,247 125,482 63,447 2,668,147 
Anthony B. Pickering27,361,129 679,132 10,915 2,668,147 
Frederick B. Rivera27,905,227 136,034 9,915 2,668,147 
Brian L. Vance27,453,367 534,699 63,110 2,668,147 
Ann Watson27,214,012 775,457 61,707 2,668,147 
Based on the votes set forth above, the above named directors were duly elected to serve as directors of the Company for a one year term expiring at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2022 and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.

Proposal 2. Advisory (Non-binding) approval of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. This proposal received the following votes:
FORAGAINSTABSTAINBROKER NON-VOTES
27,188,697 704,060 158,419 2,668,147 
Based on the votes set forth above, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved by shareholders.

Proposal 3. Ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021. This proposal received the following votes:
FORAGAINSTABSTAINBROKER NON-VOTES
30,622,432 69,174 27,717 -
Based on the votes set forth above, the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 was duly ratified by the shareholders.

(c)None.
(d)None.








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.

HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Date:
May 5, 2021/S/    JEFFREY J. DEUEL
Jeffrey J. Deuel
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Duly Authorized Officer)