EFSC » Topics » ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

These excerpts taken from the EFSC 10-K filed Mar 16, 2009.

ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

A Special Meeting of Shareholders was held on December 12, 2008. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The shareholders were asked to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to authorize the issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. At the meeting, shareholders approved the amendment by a vote of 7,758,555 “for” the amendment, 1,264,544 “against” the amendment and 54,340 abstaining. Following the filing of the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, the Company’s Directors designated 35,000 shares of preferred stock for sale to the Treasury under the TARP program.

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ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

A Special Meeting of Shareholders was held on December 12, 2008. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The shareholders were asked to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to authorize the issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. At the meeting, shareholders approved the amendment by a vote of 7,758,555 “for” the amendment, 1,264,544 “against” the amendment and 54,340 abstaining. Following the filing of the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, the Company’s Directors designated 35,000 shares of preferred stock for sale to the Treasury under the TARP program.

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PART II

ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE
OF SECURITY HOLDERS


A Special Meeting of Shareholders was
held on December 12, 2008. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The shareholders were asked to approve an
amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to authorize the
issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. At the meeting,
shareholders approved the amendment by a vote of 7,758,555 “for” the amendment,
1,264,544 “against” the amendment and 54,340 abstaining. Following the filing of
the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, the Company’s Directors
designated 35,000 shares of preferred stock for sale to the Treasury under the
TARP program.


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PART II


ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE
OF SECURITY HOLDERS


A Special Meeting of Shareholders was
held on December 12, 2008. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The shareholders were asked to approve an
amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to authorize the
issuance of up to 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. At the meeting,
shareholders approved the amendment by a vote of 7,758,555 “for” the amendment,
1,264,544 “against” the amendment and 54,340 abstaining. Following the filing of
the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, the Company’s Directors
designated 35,000 shares of preferred stock for sale to the Treasury under the
TARP program.


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This excerpt taken from the EFSC 10-Q filed Aug 11, 2008.

ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS: The annual meeting of shareholders was held on April 23, 2008. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. There was no solicitation in opposition to management’s nominees for Directors and all nominees were elected.

The results of the voting on each proposal submitted at the meeting are as follows:

PROPOSAL NO. 1: ELECTION OF DIRECTORS*
 
Director   For       Withheld
Kevin C. Eichner  9,283,955 182,117
Peter F. Benoist  9,415,439 50,633
Michael A. DeCola  9,363,530 102,542
William H. Downey  9,388,443 77,629
Robert E. Guest, Jr.  9,378,151 87,921
Lewis A. Levey  9,368,093   97,979
Birch M. Mullins  9,397,769 68,303
James J. Murphy Jr.  9,388,443 77,629
Brenda D. Newberry  9,379,296 86,776
Robert E. Saur  8,378,395 1,087,677
Sandra Van Trease  9,345,696 120,376
Henry D. Warshaw  9,410,229 55,843

* Vote tally for Directors is reported on a non-cumulative basis.

PROPOSAL NO. 2: APPROVE AMENDMENT OF THE 2002 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN

For   Against   Abstain
5,617,705 1,527,289 47,009

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These excerpts taken from the EFSC 10-K filed Mar 14, 2008.

ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

No matters were submitted to a vote of security holders in the quarter ended December 31, 2007.

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ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE
OF SECURITY HOLDERS


No matters were submitted to a vote of
security holders in the quarter ended December 31, 2007.


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This excerpt taken from the EFSC 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2007.

ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS: The annual meeting of shareholders was held on April 18, 2007. Proxies were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. There was no solicitation in opposition to management’s nominees for Directors and all nominees were elected. The appointment of KPMG LLP to serve as independent registered public accounting firm for the Company in 2007 was ratified.

The results of the voting on each proposal submitted at the meeting are as follows:

PROPOSAL NO. 1: ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Director               For              Withheld 
Kevin C. Eichner  6,212,156  243,996
Peter F. Benoist  6,212,656  243,496
Paul R. Cahn  6,199,055  257,097
William H. Downey  6,213,256  242,896
Robert E. Guest, Jr.  6,218,696  237,456
Lewis A. Levey  6,217,396  238,756
Birch M. Mullins  6,212,656  243,496
James J. Murphy  6,214,456  241,696
Robert E. Saur  6,202,856  253,296
Sandra Van Trease  6,212,281  243,871
Henry D. Warshaw  6,206,771  249,381

PROPOSAL NO. 2: INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 Accountants              For             Against              Abstain 
  KPMG LLP   9,116,114    15,721   21,120 

PROPOSAL NO. 3. AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

 For              Against              Abstain 
 8,656,760   472,046   24,149 

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