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RES RPC

 

 

 

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 28, 2020

RPC, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware1-872658-1550825
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

2801 Buford Highway NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 321-2140

 

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, $0.10 par value RES New York Stock Exchange

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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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.

 

The 2020 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company was held on April 28, 2020. At the annual meeting, the stockholders of the Company (i) elected three Class I nominees to the Board of Directors; (ii) ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020; and (iii) held a nonbinding vote on executive compensation.

 

The voting results for each proposal are as follows:

 

1.To elect the three Class I nominees to the Board of Directors:

 

  For Withheld Broker
Non-Vote
Class I nominees:      
R. Randall Rollins 191,484,346 8,094,911 6,711,678
Henry B. Tippie 183,789,878 15,789,379 6,711,678
James B. Williams 194,557,405 5,021,852 6,711,678

 

2.To ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020:

 

For Against Abstain
205,482,960 736,212 71,763

 

3.To hold a non-binding vote on executive compensation:

 

For Against Abstain 

Broker

Non-Vote

198,398,310 1,011,106 169,841 6,711,678

 

Based on these results and consistent with the Company’s recommendation, the Board has determined that the Company will hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation every three years.

 

Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

 

Executive Officer Compensation

 

On April 28, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved a reduction in the base salary for its Named Executive Officers identified in the registrant’s 2020 proxy statement. In light of the difficult operating environment faced by the Company, the Named Executive Officers base salaries were reduced by 25 percent effective May 1, 2020, as follows:

 

    Base Salary as of Base Salary as of
Name Title January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Richard A. Hubbell President and Chief Executive Officer $950,000 $712,500
Ben M. Palmer Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer $450,000 $337,500
R. Randall Rollins Chairman $850,000 $637,500

 

 

SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, RPC, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 RPC, Inc.
  
Date: April 28, 2020

/s/ Ben M. Palmer

 Ben M. Palmer
 Vice President,
 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer