Ark Restaurants (ARKR)

Filed: 24 Mar 20, 4:06pm

Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2020
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York1-0945313-3156768  
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
85 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 206-8800
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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 $.01 per shareARKR The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

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 of this chapter).
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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. o

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On March 19, 2020, Ark Restaurants Corp. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”). The following matters were submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders at the Meeting: (i) the election of nine (9) directors to serve until the next annual meeting of the shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; (ii) the ratification of the appointment of CohnReznick LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2020 fiscal year; (iii) an advisory resolution approving the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and (iv) an advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation.
At the Meeting, a total of 3,031,535 shares of the common stock of the Company (the “Common Stock”) voted in person or by proxy, out of 3,500,907 outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote at the Meeting. Set forth below is the number of votes cast for, withheld, abstained, and broker non-votes as to each matter:
1. Election of a Board of Nine Directors:
Nominee For Withheld Abstained Broker Non-Votes
Michael Weinstein 2,506,384 67,238  457,913
Vincent Pascal 2,503,806 69,816  457,913
Paul Gordon 2,499,728 73,894  457,913
Anthony Sirica 2,500,040 73,582  457,913
Marcia Allen 2,524,205 49,417  457,913
Bruce Lewin 2,486,300 87,322  457,913
Steven Shulman 2,505,793 67,829  457,913
Arthur Stainman 2,486,641 86,981  457,913
Stephen Novick 2,480,391 93,231  457,913

2. Ratification of the appointment of CohnReznick LLP as independent auditors for the 2020 fiscal year:
For Against Abstained Broker Non-Votes
3,019,151 754 11,630 

3. Advisory resolution to approve compensation of the Company's named executive officers:
For Against Abstained Broker Non-Votes
2,546,887 18,895 7,840 457,913

4. Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation:
Every 1 Year Every 2 Years Every 3 Years Abstained Broker Non-Votes
981,835 195,929 1,388,676 7,182 457,913

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/ Michael Weinstein
  Name: Michael Weinstein
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
Date: March 24, 2020