Current Report Filing (8-k)

Date : 05/22/2018 @ 12:38PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (SYKE)
Quote : 29.36  -0.38 (-1.28%) @ 4:01PM

Current Report Filing (8-k)

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  22, 2018

 

LOGO

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated

 

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Florida

    

0-28274

    

56-1383460

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

     (Commission File Number)     

(IRS Employer Identification

No.)

 

400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 2800, Tampa,

Florida

    

33602

(Address of principal executive offices)

     (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 274-1000

 

 

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)

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:

☐ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

☐ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐


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

Three proposals described fully in the 2018 Proxy Statement of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (the “Company”), were presented for approval at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) held on May 22, 2018. As of the record date, 42,496,818 shares of common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 37,821,917 shares of common stock, or 89.0%, were represented in person or by proxy; therefore, a quorum was present.

The shareholders of the Company voted on the following three matters:

Proposal 1:   Election of Directors

There were three Class III and one recently created additional Class II director positions up for election at the Annual Meeting. The following persons were nominated and elected to serve as directors of the Company until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders: Charles E. Sykes, William J. Meurer and Vanessa C.L. Chang. W. Mark Watson was nominated and elected to serve as a Class II director of the Company until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The voting results for each nominee were as follows:

 

Name

  

      Votes For      

    

      Against      

  

      Abstain      

  

      Broker Non-Votes      

Charles E. Sykes

   36,030,498      296,225    2,146    1,493,048

William J. Meurer

   35,662,714      662,123    4,032    1,493,048

Vanessa C.L. Chang

   34,811,123      1,513,614    4,132    1,493,048

W. Mark Watson

   36,175,103      141,699    12,067    1,493,048

Proposal 2:   Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation

The proposal to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the 2018 Proxy Statement, received the following votes:

 

                For                 

    

               Against              

    

               Abstain              

  

         Broker Non-Votes        

34,883,901

     1,387,876      57,092    1,493,048

Proposal 3:   Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2018 and the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018, and express an opinion thereon, as disclosed in the 2018 Proxy Statement, received the following votes:

 

                For                 

    

               Against              

    

               Abstain              

  

         Broker Non-Votes        

37,490,854

     300,413      30,650    -


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

SYKES ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
By:          

 /s/ John Chapman

 

 John Chapman

 

 Executive Vice President and

 Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 22, 2018

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