EQS Equus Total Return

Filed: 31 May 21, 8:00pm











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




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   814-0009876-0345915
(State or Other Jurisdiction(Commission File(IRS Employer
Of Incorporation)Number)Identification No.)



700 Louisiana Street, 48th Floor Houston, Texas




(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 529-0900



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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


At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 27, 2021 (“Annual Meeting”), the stockholders of the Company voted on three proposals which are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2021: (i) to elect five director nominees, each for a term of one year (“Proposal 1”), (ii) to ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent accountants for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 (“Proposal 2”), and (iii) to approve on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers in 2020 (“Proposal 3”).


The number of shares present at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy was 9,570,799, or 70.79% of shares outstanding.


A voting report was produced by a representative of Georgeson, LLC serving as Inspector of Elections for the Annual Meeting, certifying the following results:


Proposal 1 (election of directors):


Board of Directors NomineesForWithheld
Fraser Atkinson7,912,048372,392
Kenneth I. Denos7,909,901374,539
Henry W. Hankinson7,910,257374,183
John A. Hardy7,908,111376,329
Robert L. Knauss7,908,479375,961



There were no votes against or abstained with respect to any director nominee.




Proposal 2 (ratification of auditors for fiscal 2021):





Proposal 3 (non-binding approval of executive compensation in 2020):





Brokers did not have discretionary voting authority on Proposals 1 and 3.


Item 8.01Other Events.


On May 28, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the results of the Annual Meeting described in Item 5.07 above. The text of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


99.1       Press release issued on May 28, 2021 by Equus Total Return, Inc.




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.


 Equus Total Return, Inc.
Date:  June 1, 2021 By:  /s/ Kenneth I. Denos
  Name:  Kenneth I. Denos
  Title:  Secretary