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FLO Flowers Foods

Filed: 2 Jun 21, 4:16pm

 

 

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): June 2, 2021 (May 27, 2021)

 

 

FLOWERS FOODS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Georgia 1-16247 58-2582379
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA 31757
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (229) 226-9110

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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))

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share FLO New York Stock Exchange

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. ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 27, 2021, Flowers Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Thomasville, Georgia for the following purposes and with the following voting results:

 

 (1)

To elect twelve nominees as directors of the Company, each to serve for a term of one year until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”):

 

Directors:

  For   Against   Abstain   Broker
Non-Votes
 

George E. Deese

   174,467,811    2,110,160    144,578    19,644,484 

Edward J. Casey, Jr.

   173,860,565    443,341    2,418,643    19,644,484 

Thomas C. Chubb, III

   173,857,486    1,202,635    1,662,428    19,644,484 

Rhonda Gass

   175,138,749    605,198    978,602    19,644,484 

Benjamin H. Griswold, IV

   168,144,265    8,040,058    538,226    19,644,484 

Margaret G. Lewis

   171,411,704    3,109,944    2,200,901    19,644,484 

W. Jameson McFadden

   174,118,651    960,917    1,642,981    19,644,484 

A. Ryals McMullian

   175,570,725    937,478    214,346    19,644,484 

James T. Spear

   175,851,468    435,547    435,534    19,644,484 

Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D.

   172,742,323    3,763,071    217,155    19,644,484 

Terry S. Thomas

   173,666,904    692,171    2,363,474    19,644,484 

C. Martin Wood III

   173,795,116    2,745,983    181,450    19,644,484 

 

 (2)

To hold an advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers:

 

For

   173,411,671 

Against

   2,300,701 

Abstain

   1,010,177 

Broker Non-Votes

   19,644,484 

 

 (3)

To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 1, 2022:

 

For

   192,311,597 

Against

   3,882,081 

Abstain

   173,355 

Broker Non-Votes

   0 

 

 (4)

To hold a vote on a shareholder proposal regarding political contribution disclosure:

 

For

   64,842,505 

Against

   105,479,648 

Abstain

   6,400,396 

Broker Non-Votes

   19,644,484 

With respect to Proposal 1, each of the nominees for director received a majority of votes cast in the election of directors, and each was elected to serve for a term of one year until the 2022 Annual Meeting.

With respect to Proposals 2 and 3, the votes cast within the voting group favoring each proposal exceeded the votes cast opposing each proposal and therefore passed. The votes cast within the voting group favoring Proposal 4 did not exceed the votes cast opposing Proposal 4 and therefore Proposal 4 was not approved.


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.

 

FLOWERS FOODS, INC.
By: 

/s/ R. Steve Kinsey

Name: R. Steve Kinsey
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

Date: June 2, 2021