United Community Banks, Inc.
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/15/2017 17:52:51)

 

 

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): May 10, 2017

UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Georgia No. 001-35095 No. 58-180-7304
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
 incorporation) Identification No.)

 125 Highway 515 East
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(706) 781-2265

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§240.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company o

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

The 2017 annual meeting of shareholders of United Community Banks, Inc., a Georgia corporation (the “Company”), was held on May 10, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”). As of March 11, 2017, the record date of the Annual Meeting, 70,966,488 shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 64,087,264 shares of United’s common stock, constituting a quorum, were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

 

The Company’s shareholders voted on three proposals at the Annual Meeting. The final results of the votes, including the votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, relating to each matter are as follows:

 

Proposal 1 . The election of ten directors to constitute the Board of Directors to serve until the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified:

 

 

For Withheld Broker Non-Votes
       
Robert H. Blalock 56,526,633 2,373,470 5,187,161
L. Cathy Cox 57,849,860 1,050,243 5,187,161
Kenneth L. Daniels 58,417,572 482,531 5,187,161
H. Lynn Harton 56,332,827 2,567,276 5,187,161
W.C. Nelson, Jr. 56,517,936 2,382,167 5,187,161
Thomas A. Richlovsky 58,404,421 495,682 5,187,161
David C. Shaver 58,485,395 414,708 5,187,161
Jimmy C. Tallent 56,546,368 2,353,735 5,187,161

Tim R. Wallis

David H. Wilkins

57,807,287

58,472,921

1,092,816

427,182

5,187,161

5,187,161

 

 

Proposal 2 . The approval of an advisory “say on pay” resolution supporting the compensation plan for executive officers:

 

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
57,179,515 1,667,570 53,018 5,187,161

 

Proposal 3 . The ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2017:

 

For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes
63,769,556 51,669 266,039 -
 
 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC.
     
  By: / s / Jefferson L. Harralson
    Jefferson L. Harralson
    Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
     
Date: May 15, 2017