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BMI Badger Meter

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 5:01pm

 

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):April 30, 2021

 

              Badger Meter, Inc.             

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Wisconsin

 

1-6706

 

39-0143280

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission file

number)

 

(IRS employer

identification no.)

 

  4545 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223  

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

           (414) 355-0400           

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

           Not Applicable           

(Former name or former address, 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

BMI

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 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directions; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Approval of 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan

At the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders held on April 30, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Meeting”), the Company’s shareholders approved the Badger Meter, Inc. 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).  The Plan authorizes grants of equity-based and incentive cash awards to eligible participants designated by the Plan’s administrator.  Awards under the Plan may consist of stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance shares, performance units, restricted shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”), restricted stock units, cash incentive awards, dividend equivalent units and any other type of award authorized by the Plan. The Plan will be administered by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) with respect to all participants other than non-employee directors and the Board with respect to participants who are non-employee directors, or any other committee or subcommittee or one or more of the Company’s officers to whom authority has been delegated to the extent permitted by the Plan.  An aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock are reserved for issuance under the Plan.  Unless earlier terminated by the Board, the Plan will expire on the tenth anniversary of its effective date.

The Plan is described in detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2021 (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”). The description of the Plan set forth above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.  In addition, the form of Performance Share Award Agreement and the form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement to be used under the Plan are filed as Exhibit 10.2 and Exhibit 10.3 to this Current Report, respectively, and are incorporated by reference herein.

Effect of the 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan Approval on Prior Plan

Prior to shareholder approval of the Plan, the Company maintained the Badger Meter, Inc. 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Prior Plan”).  The Prior Plan terminated on April 30, 2021 as a result of shareholder approval of the Plan, ending the authority to grant new awards under the Prior Plan.  However, all awards granted under the Prior Plan that were outstanding as of April 30, 2021 will remain outstanding and will continue to be subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Prior Plan.

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Matters submitted to shareholders at the Annual Meeting and the voting results thereof were as follows:

Election of Directors.  The shareholders of the Company elected each of the director nominees proposed by the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until such nominee’s successor is duly elected and qualified.  The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

 

DIRECTOR

 

VOTES FOR

 

 

WITHHELD

 

 

NON-VOTES

 

Todd A. Adams

 

 

25,034,254

 

 

 

282,503

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

Kenneth C. Bockhorst

 

 

23,732,813

 

 

 

1,583,944

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

Gale E. Klappa

 

 

21,845,073

 

 

 

3,471,684

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

Gail A. Lione

 

 

24,982,859

 

 

 

333,898

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

James W. McGill

 

 

25,158,618

 

 

 

158,139

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

Tessa M. Myers

 

 

25,027,641

 

 

 

289,116

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

James F. Stern

 

 

24,913,554

 

 

 

403,203

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

Glen E. Tellock

 

 

25,161,427

 

 

 

155,330

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

 

 


 

 

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.  The shareholders of the Company approved, by advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.  The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

 

VOTES FOR

 

VOTES AGAINST

 

ABSTENTIONS

 

NON-VOTES

23,575,765

 

 

1,528,779

 

 

 

212,213

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

 

Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.  The shareholders of the Company ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.  The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

 

VOTES FOR

 

VOTES AGAINST

 

ABSTENTIONS

 

NON-VOTES

25,211,966

 

 

1,398,953

 

 

 

34,216

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

Approval of the Badger Meter, Inc. 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan.  The shareholders of the Company approved the Omnibus Incentive Plan.  The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

 

VOTES FOR

 

VOTES AGAINST

 

ABSTENTIONS

 

NON-VOTES

24,044,677

 

 

1,105,460

 

 

 

166,620

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

 

Shareholder Proposal Regarding a Report on Board Diversity.  The shareholders of the Company voted for the proposal.  The following is a breakdown of the voting results:

 

VOTES FOR

 

VOTES AGAINST

 

ABSTENTIONS

 

NON-VOTES

21,068,407

 

 

3,616,477

 

 

 

631,873

 

 

 

1,328,378

 

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits .

(a)Not applicable. 

(b)Not applicable. 

(c)Not applicable. 

(d)Exhibits .  The exhibits filed herewith is as listed in the accompanying Exhibit Index.

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 


 

 

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.

BADGER METER, INC.

 

Date:  April 30, 2021

 

By:

/s/ William R.A. Bergum

 

 

 

William R. A. Bergum

 

 

 

Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary