SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 29, 2020
WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
200 Crescent Court, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75201
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
As previously announced and as further described under Item 5.07, on April 29, 2020, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders in Dallas, Texas (the “Annual Meeting”).
The Company’s stockholders approved the Seventh Amended and Restated Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan”). The material revisions of the Incentive Plan included:
•Increase the total number of shares currently authorized under the Incentive Plan by 350,000 shares.
The Incentive Plan was included as Appendix A to the Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on March 6, 2020.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting, the following Proposals 1, 2, 3, and 4 were approved by the Company’s stockholders. No other business was brought before the Annual Meeting. The Proposals are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 6, 2020. The voting results for the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
(a)Proposal 1: The stockholders elected the directors listed below to hold office until the next annual meeting and until their respective successors shall have been duly elected and qualified. The voting results for this Proposal 1 were as follows:
|Brian O. Casey||6,700,014||121,195||1,035,356|
|Richard M. Frank||4,289,787||2,531,422||1,035,356|
|Susan M. Byrne||6,601,722||219,487||1,035,356|
|Ellen H. Masterson||4,310,054||2,511,155||1,035,356|
|Geoffrey R. Norman||4,292,492||2,528,717||1,035,356|
|Raymond E. Wooldridge||4,040,698||2,780,511||1,035,356|
(b)Proposal 2: The stockholders ratified Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2020. The voting results for this Proposal 2 were as follows:
(c)Proposal 3: The stockholders approved the Seventh Amended and Restated Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan. The voting results for this Proposal 3 were as follows:
(d) Proposal 4: The vote on the stockholders approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the Company's executive compensation, did not receive the necessary votes required by law and was therefore not approved. The voting results for this Proposal 4 were as follows:
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.
|WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP, INC.|
|Date: April 29, 2020||/s/ Brian O. Casey|
|Brian O. Casey|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|