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WTS Watts Water

Filed: 18 May 20, 3:28pm

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): May 13, 2020

WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

DELAWARE

001-11499

04-2916536

(State or Other Jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

of Incorporation)

Identification No.)

815 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(978) 688-1811

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading

 Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.10 per share

WTS

New 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 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

(a)The 2020 Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

(b)The results of the voting on the proposals considered at the 2020 Annual Meeting were as follows:

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

Each of the following nine persons was elected as a Director of the Company for a term expiring at the Company's 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until such Director's successor is duly elected and qualified.

The voting results were as follows:

Nominee

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Broker Non-Votes

Christopher L. Conway

85,204,621

885,290

1,191,796

David A. Dunbar

85,483,609

606,302

1,191,796

Louise K. Goeser

85,580,339

509,572

1,191,796

Jes Munk Hansen

85,440,512

649,399

1,191,796

W. Craig Kissel

85,226,612

863,299

1,191,796

Joseph T. Noonan

85,840,090

249,821

1,191,796

Robert J. Pagano, Jr.

85,840,050

249,861

1,191,796

Merilee Raines

85,610,992

478,919

1,191,796

Joseph W. Reitmeier

85,482,492

607,419

1,191,796

Proposal 2: Advisory Vote on Named Executive Officer Compensation

The results of the non-binding advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers were as follows:

Number of votes cast for the proposal:

84,948,369

Number of votes cast against the proposal:

1,094,160

Number of abstentions:

47,382

Number of broker non-votes:

1,191,796

Proposal 2, having received the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting, was approved on an advisory basis.

Proposal 3: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The votes regarding the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 were as follows:

Number of votes cast for the proposal:

86,121,191

Number of votes cast against the proposal:

1,148,259

Number of abstentions:

12,257

Number of broker non-votes:

0

Proposal 3, having received the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting, was approved.

SIGNATURE

 

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

 

Date: May 18, 2020

WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Kenneth R. Lepage

 

 

Kenneth R. Lepage

 

 

General Counsel