YADKIN FINANCIAL Corp 8-K 2015
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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 20, 2015
YADKIN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
3600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Yadkin Financial Corporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 20, 2015. At the Annual Meeting, the Company received proxies totaling 78.3% of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, representing 30,954,024 shares of common stock, as of the record date. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted on the following proposals, which are described in more detail in the proxy statement filed by the Company with the SEC on April 10, 2015, and the results of the voting are presented below.
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
The Company’s shareholders approved the proposal to elect 14 directors of the Company for one-year terms, expiring at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders, based on the following final voting results:
Proposal 2 - Approval of Non-Binding Shareholder Resolution Regarding Executive Compensation
The Company’s shareholders approved the proposal to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as described in the proxy statement and in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and filed with the SEC on March 13, 2015, based on the following final voting results:
Proposal 3 - Approval of Non-Binding Shareholder Vote on the Frequency of Advisory Votes Regarding Executive Compensation
The proposal to approve, on a non-binding basis, the frequency of future advisory proposals on executive compensation was approved based upon the following votes:
Based on the Board of Directors’ recommendation in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting and the voting results with respect to the advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation, the Company has determined to hold an advisory vote on executive compensation annually.
Proposal 4 - Ratification of Appointment of Independent Public Accountants
The Company’s shareholders approved the proposal to ratify the appointment of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2015, based on the following final voting results:
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 hereunto duly authorized.