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AVA Avista

Filed: 14 May 21, 4:46pm

 

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 EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2021

 

AVISTA CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Washington

1-3701

91-0462470

(State of other jurisdiction of

incorporation)

(Commission

file number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

1411 East Mission Avenue Spokane, Washington 99202-2600

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 509-489-0500

Web site: http://www.myavista.com

 

 

None

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

Trading Symbols

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock

AVA

New York Stock Exchange

 

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)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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).

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.

 


 

 

Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Avista Corp. was held on May 11, 2021. Three proposals were submitted to shareholders as disclosed in Avista Corp.'s Definitive Proxy Statement filed on March 31, 2021, of which all three were approved. There were 69,312,807 shares of common stock issued and outstanding as of March 10, 2021, the record date, with 62,187,196 shares represented at said meeting. The proposals and the results of the voting are as follows:

 

Proposal 1: Election of eleven directors, for one-year terms expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and until their successors are elected.

Director

 

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

 

Broker

Non-Votes

 

Kristianne Blake

 

 

50,476,247

 

 

 

6,568,566

 

 

 

128,138

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Donald C. Burke

 

 

56,658,086

 

 

 

380,202

 

 

 

134,663

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Rebecca A. Klein

 

 

56,412,742

 

 

 

630,915

 

 

 

129,294

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Sena M. Kwawu

 

 

56,881,213

 

 

 

169,110

 

 

 

122,628

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Scott H. Maw

 

 

56,294,034

 

 

 

744,908

 

 

 

134,009

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Scott L. Morris

 

 

51,302,373

 

 

 

5,743,872

 

 

 

126,706

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Jeffry L. Philipps

 

 

56,877,426

 

 

 

165,096

 

 

 

130,429

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Heidi B. Stanley

 

 

51,166,676

 

 

 

5,886,461

 

 

 

119,814

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

R. John Taylor

 

 

55,514,053

 

 

 

1,523,928

 

 

 

134,970

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Dennis P. Vermillion

 

 

56,393,463

 

 

 

644,650

 

 

 

134,838

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

Janet D. Widmann

 

 

56,751,659

 

 

 

297,058

 

 

 

124,234

 

 

 

5,014,245

 

All directors were elected since the number of votes cast “for” each nominee exceeded the number of votes “against.” Abstentions and broker non-votes had no effect on the election.

 

Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

 

Broker

Non-Votes

 

60,428,204

 

 

 

1,607,380

 

 

 

151,612

 

 

N/A

This proposal was approved as the number of votes cast “for” exceeded the number of votes “against.” Abstentions had no effect on the outcome.

Proposal 3: Advisory (non-binding) vote on executive compensation.

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

Broker

Non-Votes

 

 

55,512,198

 

 

 

1,347,247

 

 

 

313,506

 

 

5,014,245

 

This advisory (non-binding) resolution was approved as the number of votes cast “for” exceeded the number of votes “against.” Abstentions and broker non-votes had no effect on the outcome.

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

AVISTA CORPORATION

 

 

(Registrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

May 14, 2021

/s/    Gregory C. Hesler

 

 

Gregory C. Hesler

 

 

Vice President, General Counsel,

and Chief Compliance Officer