Boston Private Financial Holdings 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 27, 2011
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Ten Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants 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:
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 27, 2011, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (the Company) held its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders approved a proposal to approve the Annual Executive Incentive Plan (the Plan). The Companys executive officers that are subject to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, are eligible to receive awards under the Plan subject to the satisfaction of performance objectives. A full description of the Plan can be found in the Companys definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 21, 2011 (the Proxy Statement), which description is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting, Deborah F. Kuenstner and William J. Shea were elected as Class II directors to hold office for a term of three years or until their successors are duly elected and qualified, or until their earlier death, resignation or removal from office. In addition, at the meeting, the stockholders approved (a) a proposed non-binding resolution regarding the compensation of the Companys named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement, (b) a proposal to approve the Companys Annual Executive Incentive Plan, (c) a proposal to select the frequency of future stockholder votes to approve the compensation of named executive officers and (d) a proposed non-binding stockholder resolution requesting the Board of Directors to take steps necessary to eliminate the classification of terms of the directors and to require that directors are elected on an annual basis.
The voting results of the director elections, the Annual Executive Incentive Plan, executive compensation proposal, frequency of stockholder votes on executive compensation and proposal for the Board of Directors to eliminate the classification of terms of the directors are set forth below.
(1) Each director was elected by the following tabulation:
(2) A proposal regarding the Companys Annual Executive Incentive Plan:
(3) A non-binding resolution regarding the compensation of the Companys named executive officers was approved by the following tabulation:
(4) A proposal to determining the frequency of future stockholder votes to approve the compensation of named executive officers:
(5) A proposed non-binding stockholder resolution requesting the Board of Directors to take steps necessary to eliminate the classification of terms of the directors and to require that directors are elected on an annual basis:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 hereunder duly authorized.
Date: May 2, 2011