ARCC Ares Capital

Filed: 8 Jun 21, 4:27pm


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) June 7, 2021
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Maryland 814-00663 33-1089684
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
245 Park Avenue, 44th Floor, New York, NY 10167
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 750-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.001 par valueARCCNASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 o

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

On June 7, 2021, Ares Capital Corporation (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The issued and outstanding shares of stock of the Company entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting consisted of the 437,358,519 shares of common stock outstanding at the close of business on the record date, April 8, 2021. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following proposals and the Company’s inspector of election certified the vote tabulations indicated below.

Proposal 1
The nominees listed below were elected as Class II directors of the Company to serve until the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders, and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualify, based on the following votes:

Michael K. Parks151,169,06643,591,28317,567,893136,293,800
Robert L. Rosen142,401,94652,331,37917,594,917136,293,800
Bennett Rosenthal148,815,74545,914,21117,598,286136,293,800

Proposal 2
The proposal to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 was approved, based on the following votes:


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.
Date:  June 8, 2021  
 By:/s/ Penni F. Roll
 Name:Penni F. Roll
 Title:Chief Financial Officer