VSTO Vista Outdoor

Filed: 30 Jul 21, 7:34am

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): July 30, 2021 (July 27, 2021)
 Vista Outdoor Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1 Vista WayAnokaMN55303
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (763) 433-1000

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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, par value $.01VSTONew 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 July 27, 2021, Vista Outdoor Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). On June 3, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 57,568,816 shares of Company common stock outstanding, of which 50,074,544 were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting for purposes of establishing a quorum.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the following matters:

a.the election of Michael Callahan, Christopher T. Metz, Mark A. Gottfredson, Tig H. Krekel, Gary L. McArthur, Frances P. Philip, Michael D. Robinson, Robert M. Tarola and Lynn M. Utter to the Company’s board of directors for terms expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders;
b.on an advisory basis, the fiscal year 2021 compensation of the Company’s named executive officers;
c.on an advisory basis, that the Company hold an advisory vote on executive compensation every year; and
d.the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

In accordance with the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors and based on the results of the advisory vote reported below, the Company will hold a stockholder advisory vote on named executive officer compensation on an annual basis until the next required stockholder advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on named executive officer compensation, which is expected to occur at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2027.

Set forth below are the number of votes cast for and against or withheld (as applicable) on each matter presented at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as applicable, with respect to each matter:

Votes ForAgainstVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
(1) Election of Directors
Michael Callahan41,368,453768,75836,6107,900,723
Christopher T. Metz41,900,382236,71236,7277,900,723
Mark A. Gottfredson41,393,956743,24536,6207,900,723
Tig H. Krekel40,681,1571,449,56643,0987,900,723
Gary L. McArthur41,436,220701,05836,5437,900,723
Frances P. Philip41,058,2181,077,42438,1797,900,723
Michael D. Robinson41,408,042725,63640,1437,900,723
Robert M. Tarola41,836,766297,92339,1327,900,723
Lynn M. Utter41,527,293607,08239,4467,900,723

Votes ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
(2) Advisory Vote on 2021 Named Executive Officer Compensation41,603,525452,082118,2147,900,723

1 Year2 Years3 YearsAbstainBroker Non-Votes
(3) Advisory Vote on Frequency of Future Stockholder Advisory Votes to Approve Named Executive Compensation38,590,64966,4753,401,703114,9947,900,723


Votes ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
(4) Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP for the fiscal year ending March 31, 202249,877,913114,48482,147N/A

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits.
104  The cover page from the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL.


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.
 By:/s/ Dylan S. Ramsey
 Name:Dylan S. Ramsey
 Title:General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Date:July 30, 2021