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HBIA Hills Bancorporation

Filed: 20 Apr 21, 9:20am

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

April 19, 2021
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

HILLS BANCORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Iowa0-1266842-1208067
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
131 E. Main Street, PO Box 160HillsIowa52235
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(319) 679-2291
Registrant's telephone number, including area code


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Item 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on April 19, 2021. The matters listed below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of proxies, and the proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2021. The final results of the shareholder votes are as follows:

Proposal 1 - Election of Directors

The following individuals were elected to serve as directors to hold office until the 2024 annual meeting:
ForWithhold AuthorityBroker Non-Votes
Michael S. Donovan5,787,684.73 61,368.55 357,102.00 
Kirsten H. Frey5,799,440.37 49,612.91 357,102.00 
Dwight O. Seegmiller5,835,705.94 13,347.35 357,102.00 
Thomas R. Wiele5,795,901.74 53,151.54 357,102.00 

Proposal 2 - Non-Binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The shareholders approved executive compensation.
For5,231,248.09 
Against218,467.62 
Abstain399,337.57 
Broker Non-Votes357,102.00 

Proposal 3 - Non-Binding Appointment of BKD LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for Hills Bancorporation
For6,048,380.61 
Against23,672.78 
Abstain134,101.88 
Broker Non-Votes— 





SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirement 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.

                        HILLS BANCORPORATION

Date: April 20, 2021                /s/ Dwight O. Seegmiller                        
                        Dwight O. Seegmiller, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer