SPIRE INC 8-K 2006
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The Laclede Group, Inc.
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
At The Laclede Group's annual meeting of shareholders today, the shareholders approved an amendment to the company's articles of incorporation to reduce the minimum size of the board from nine to seven. The articles as approved and amended are attached as Exhibit 3.i. Also, Article IV, section 2 of the company's bylaws were similarly amended effective upon the shareholder approval. Further, in 2005 the Missouri legislature enacted a law to allow companies to eliminate physical certificates. The Company determined not to wholly eliminate physical certificates but amended Article IX, sections 1 and 2 of its bylaws to allow shareholders the choice to eliminate the physical certificate and use book-entry or direct registration instead. Previously, registered shareholders had no such option. The bylaws as amended are attached as Exhibit 3.ii.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company issued the attached news release today announcing the declaration of dividends and the results of the annual meeting.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The information contained in Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.
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.