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FBIZ First Business Financial Services

Filed: 4 May 21, 4:07pm

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): April 30, 2021
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Wisconsin 1-34095 39-1576570
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
401 Charmany Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (608) 238-8008
N/A
(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 Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueFBIZThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC



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

On April 30, 2021, First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to: (1) elect four Class II directors to hold office until the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; (2) act upon a proposal to approve the amendment to the 2019 First Business Financial Services, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan; (3) approve, in a non-binding, advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and (4) to ratify the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Of the aggregate 8,640,143 shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding as of the close of business on the record date, February 26, 2021, 6,710,506 shares or 78% were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.
    
At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted as follows:

(1)    Election of the below-named nominees to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”):

NomineesVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Laurie S. Benson5,860,219196,280654,007
Mark D. Bugher5,856,372200,127654,007
Corey A. Chambas5,890,031166,467654,007
John J. Harris5,908,897147,602654,007

The four nominees listed above were elected by a plurality to serve on the Board. Further, each nominee received in excess of 96% of the shares voted in favor of their election.

(2)    Approval of the amendment to the 2019 First Business Financial Services, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
5,649,877386,59020,032654,007

This matter was approved by shareholders with 93% of shares voted cast in favor of the proposal.

(3)    Approval in a non-binding, advisory vote, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
5,399,164278,574378,761654,007

This matter was approved by shareholders with 89% of shares voted cast in favor of the proposal.

(4)    Ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2021.

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
6,572,677127,45310,3760

This matter was approved by shareholders with 98% of shares voted cast in favor of the proposal.





Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a)     Not applicable

(b)     Not applicable

(c)     Not applicable

(d)        Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:





Signature
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
May 4, 2021 
FIRST BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
 By: /s/ Barbara M. Conley
 Name: Barbara M. Conley
 Title: General Counsel