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IHC Independence Holding

Filed: 10 Nov 20, 4:25pm

 

 

 

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) November 10, 2020

 

INDEPENDENCE HOLDING COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

001-32244

58-1407235

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

96 Cummings Point Road, Stamford, Connecticut

06902

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (203) 358-8000

 

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:

 

☐  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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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, $1.00 par value

IHC

NYSE

 

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) if the Exchange Act.  ¨

 

 

 




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

 

The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Independence Holding Company (the “Company”) was held on November 10, 2020.  Matters submitted to stockholders at the meeting and the voting results thereof were as follows:

 

Proposal One – Election of Directors

 

The stockholders of the Company elected each of the following director nominees proposed by the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders of the Company. The voting results for each director nominee are set forth below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

For

 

Withheld

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Larry R. Graber

 

11,341,336

 

1,705,280

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Teresa A. Herbert

 

11,661,829

 

1,384,787

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. David T. Kettig

 

11,659,976

 

1,386,640

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Allan C. Kirkman

 

12,346,110

 

700,506

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John L. Lahey

 

12,717,159

 

329,457

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Steven B. Lapin

 

11,341,260

 

1,705,356

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ronald I. Simon

 

12,392,928

 

653,688

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. James G. Tatum

 

12,285,314

 

761,302

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Roy T. K. Thung

 

11,725,789

 

1,320,827

 

1,130,978

 

Proposal Two – Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors

 

The stockholders of the Company ratified the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.  The voting results for the appointment of RSM US LLP are set forth below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstention

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,170,322

 

5,850

 

1,422

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Proposal Three – Approval, by a non-binding advisory vote, of the compensation of IHC's named executive officers

 

The stockholders of the Company approved, by a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of IHC's named executive officers.  The voting results for the approval of executive compensation are set forth below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstention

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,481,650

 

329,775

 

235,191

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal Four – Approval of the amendments to the Independence Holding Company 2016 Stock Incentive Plan

 

The stockholders of the Company approved the amendments to the Independence Holding Company 2016 Stock Incentive Plan.  The voting results for the approval of the amendments are set forth below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstention

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,987,539

 

1,045,159

 

13,918

 

1,130,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE HOLDING COMPANY

(Registrant)

 

 

 

By: Teresa A. Herbert

 

 

 

/s/ Teresa A. Herbert 

Teresa A. Herbert

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

Date:

 

November 10, 2020