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DCOM Dime Community Bancshares

Filed: 28 May 21, 1:31pm
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):  May 27, 2021
 


DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)



New York
001-34096
11-2934195
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

898 Veteran Memorial Highway, Suite 560
Hauppauge, New York
 
 
11932
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(631) 537-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number)

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Title of each class 
Trading
Symbol(s)
 Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
 DCOM
 The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.01 Par Value
 DCOMP
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
 



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

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") held its annual meeting of shareholders on May 27, 2021 (the “Meeting”).  At the close of business on the record date of the Meeting, there were a total of 41,558,698 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting.  At the Meeting, 35,689,147 shares of common stock were represented, therefore, a quorum was present.  Four proposals were presented and voted on.  Set forth below are the final results for all proposals.
 
1. The following nominees received the requisite plurality of votes cast at the Meeting, as indicated below, and were therefore elected as directors to serve for a term to expire at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2022 and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified:
         
Director For Withhold Broker Non-Votes
Rosemarie Chen 29,669,994    838,725 5,180,428
Michael P. Devine 27,928,730 2,579,989 5,180,428
Marcia Z. Hefter 29,326,195 1,182,524 5,180,428
Matthew Lindenbaum 29,079,752 1,428,967 5,180,428
Kenneth J. Mahon 29,196,152 1,312,567 5,180,428
Albert E. McCoy, Jr. 29,532,454   976,265 5,180,428
Raymond A. Nielsen 29,644,077   864,642 5,180,428
Kevin M. O’Connor 29,505,677 1,003,042 5,180,428
Vincent F. Palagiano 29,354,812 1,153,907 5,180,428
Joseph J. Perry 29,315,153 1,193,566 5,180,428
Kevin Stein 26,932,009 3,576,710 5,180,428
Dennis A. Suskind 26,791,792 3,716,927 5,180,428
  

2.  The ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP to act as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2021 was approved by the requisite majority of the votes cast by shareholders, as indicated below:
 
For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
35,006,994 349,763 332,390  0
 

 3.  The approval of a non-binding advisory vote of the following resolution regarding the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, was approved by the requisite majority of the votes cast by shareholders, as indicated below:
 
RESOLVED, that the compensation paid to Bridge’s Named Executive Officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion, is hereby APPROVED.

For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
28,224,661 1,874,152 409,906 5,180,428
       
4.  The Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan was approved by the requisite majority of the votes cast by shareholders, as indicated below:

For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
29,165,037 1,021,557 322,125 5,180,428







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 hereunto duly authorized.


Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. 
(Registrant)


 
/s/ Patricia M. Schaubeck
Patricia M. Schaubeck, Executive Vice President & General Counsel


Dated:  May 28, 2021