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HLX Helix Energy Solutions

Filed: 23 May 21, 8:00pm

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 21, 2021 (May 19,2021)

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HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Minnesota

001-32936

95-3409686

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)

(IRS. Employer Identification No.)

3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North

Suite 400

Houston, Texas

77043

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 281-618-0400

NOT APPLICABLE

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

HLX

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 19, 2021. Three proposals, as described in the Proxy Statement dated April 6, 2021, were voted upon at the meeting. The following is a brief description of the matters voted upon and the final voting results:

Election of Director Nominees.

Director

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

Amerino Gatti

105,576,725

17,577,829

¾

12,774,468

Owen Kratz

121,540,605

1,613,949

¾

12,774,468

Each of the directors received the affirmative vote of a plurality (as well as a majority) of the shares cast and were elected as Class II directors to the Company’s board of directors to serve a three-year term expiring at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2024 or, if at a later date, until their respective successor is elected and qualified.

Proposal to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

135,311,169

579,105

38,748

¾

This proposal received a majority of the votes cast; accordingly, our shareholders ratified the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021.

Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of the 2020 compensation of our named executive officers.

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

121,178,593

1,684,514

291,447

12,774,468

This proposal received a majority of the votes cast; accordingly, our shareholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the 2020 compensation of our named executive officers.

SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

Date: May 21, 2021

    

HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.

By:

/s/ Kenneth E. Neikirk

Kenneth E. Neikirk

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary