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SBGI Sinclair Broadcast

Filed: 29 Jun 21, 12:53pm

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
 
June 28, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Maryland000-2607652-1494660
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
10706 Beaver Dam Road
Hunt Valley, MD  21030
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
 
(410) 568-1500
(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:
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $ 0.01 per shareSBGIThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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.

The annual meeting of shareholders of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 28, 2021. At the meeting, four items, as set forth in the Proxy Statement, were submitted to the shareholders for a vote.

Proposal 1: Election of Directors

In response to Proposal 1, the shareholders elected all persons nominated for directors as set forth in the Proxy Statement, for a term expiring at the next annual shareholders meeting in 2022 or until their respective successors have been elected and qualified. The table below sets forth the results of the voting for nominated directors:

Election of DirectorsForAgainst or WithheldBroker Non-Votes
David D. Smith259,054,7586,439,2567,697,231
Frederick G. Smith263,948,4121,545,6027,697,231
J. Duncan Smith263,948,1141,545,9007,697,231
Robert E. Smith246,824,54718,669,4677,697,231
Laurie R. Beyer265,066,253427,7617,697,231
Howard E. Friedman254,753,19810,740,8167,697,231
Daniel C. Keith253,075,88912,418,1257,697,231
Martin R. Leader259,186,4956,307,5197,697,231
Benson E. Legg259,483,5536,010,4617,697,231
Lawrence E. McCanna259,187,1096,306,9057,697,231

Proposal 2: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

In response to Proposal 2, the shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The table below sets forth the results of the voting for the ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
272,140,2291,012,36738,649

Proposal 3: Approval of Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan

In response to Proposal 3, the shareholders approved the amendment and restatement of the Sinclair Broadcast Group 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The table below sets forth the results of the voting for the approval of the amendment and restatement of the Sinclair Broadcast Group 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
248,226,52117,151,896115,5937,697,235

Proposal 4: Approval of an Amendment to the Company's 1996 Long-Term Incentive Plan to Increase the Number of Shares Authorized for Issuance Thereunder

In response to Proposal 4, the shareholders approved the amendment to the Company's 1996 Long-Term Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance thereunder. The table below sets forth the results of the voting for the approval of the amendment to the Company's 1996 Long-Term Incentive Plan:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
245,930,24816,474,5253,089,2387,697,234



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.

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC.


By: /s/ David R. Bochenek
        
Name:    David R. Bochenek
Title:    Senior Vice President / Chief Accounting Officer
Dated: June 29, 2021