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Benihana 8-K 2012

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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):      January 10, 2012
                  
 
BENIHANA INC. 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
    
 
Delaware
 
0-26396
 
65-0538630
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission
 
(I.R.S. Employer
 
 
of incorporation)
 
File Number)
 
Identification No.)
 
 
 
  8685 Northwest 53rd Terrace, Miami, Florida 33166  
  (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)  
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code:      (305) 593-0770
                  
None

Former name or former address, if changed since last report

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Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to Vote of Security Holders.

On January 10, 2012, Benihana Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The stockholders voted on the matters set forth below.

1. The nominees for election to the Board of Directors were elected:

Election of Directors:
FOR WITHHOLD
J. Ronald Castell
 
13,164,463
1,238,283
Michael S. Kaufman
 
14,067,171
335,625
Richard T. Snead
 
14,171,646
231,150

2. The proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the Company’s executive compensation was approved based on the following votes:

  FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN  
 
11,599,473
343,835
2,459,488
 

3. The vote, on an advisory basis, on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation:

  1 YEAR 2 YEARS 3 YEARS ABSTAIN  
 
7,132,035
95,994
6,691,963
489,404
 

4. The proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accountants for fiscal year 2012 was approved based upon the following votes:

  FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN  
   
16,228,489
 
574,800
 
19,454
 
 
 
 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
BENIHANA INC.>
 
     
     
       
Dated: January 13, 2012
 
By: /s/ J. David Flanery  
   
J. David Flanery
 
   
Chief Financial Officer
 
       
 
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