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PFC Premier Financial

Filed: 3 May 21, 2:00pm

 

 

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 3, 2021

 

 

PREMIER FINANCIAL CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ohio 0-26850 34-1803915

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(IRS Employer

I.D. No.)

 

601 Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 782-5015

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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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

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per Share PFC The NASDAQ Stock Market

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. ☐

 

 

 


Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

(a)  On April 29, 2021, Premier Financial Corp. (“Premier Financial”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the close of business on March 1, 2021, the voting record date, there were 37,273,303 Premier Financial common shares outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 30,073,731 shares, or 80.68%, of the outstanding common shares entitled to vote were represented by proxy or in person.
(b)  

(i) The following directors were elected at the Annual Meeting for a three-year term to expire at the 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders:

 

   Number of Votes: 
   For   Withheld   Broker Non-Votes 

Marty E. Adams

   23,539,875    1,405,386    5,128,470 

Donald P. Hileman

   23,613,672    1,331,589    5,128,470 

Gary M. Small

   24,291,588    653,673    5,128,470 

Samuel S. Strausbaugh

   24,138,455    806,806    5,128,470 
Other directors whose terms of office continued after the Annual Meeting:

 

Zahid Afzal

Louis M. Altman

Terri A. Bettinger

John L. Bookmyer

Lee Burdman

Jean A. Hubbard

Charles D. Niehaus

Mark A. Robison

Richard J. Schiraldi

      

(ii)  Premier Financial’s shareholders approved, in a non-binding advisory vote, Premier Financial’s executive compensation as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, with final voting results as follows:

 

Number of Votes:

For

 

Against

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

Abstain

23,986,615 606,477 5,128,470 352,169

 

(iii)  Premier Financial’s shareholders ratified the appointment of Crowe LLP as Premier Financial’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2021 fiscal year, with final voting results as follows:

 
Number of Votes:

For

 

Against

 

Broker Non-Votes

 

Abstain

29,784,581 227,224  61,926

 

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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.

 

PREMIER FINANCIAL CORP.
By: 

/s/ Paul D. Nungester, Jr.

 Paul D. Nungester, Jr.
 Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 3, 2021