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) July 25, 2019

 

PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.

 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware .   1-11596 .   58-1954497

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

8302 Dunwoody Place, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia   30350
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 587-9898

 

Not applicable

 

(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:

 

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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 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

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 [  ]

 

 

 

     
 

 

Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

 

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

 

On July 25, 2019, the Company held its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”).

 

As of the record date for the 2019 Annual Meeting, 12,054,439 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $.001 per share (“Common Stock”), were outstanding, each entitled to one vote per share. Of such outstanding shares of Common Stock, 9,698,835 shares were present at the meeting in person or by proxy, representing approximately 80.46% of the Company’s securities entitled to vote.

 

At the 2019 Annual Meeting, stockholders (1) reelected the Company’s six directors; (2) ratified the appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2019 fiscal year; and (3) approved, by non-binding advisory vote, the 2018 compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

The final results of each of the proposals voted on by the Company’s stockholders are described below:

 

Proposal No. 1—Election of Directors:

 

Nominee   Votes For     Votes Withhold  
Dr. Louis F. Centofanti     3,756,549       2,722,743  
Stanley Robert Cochran     3,343,235       3,136,057  
Joe R. Reeder     3,239,344       3,239,948  
Larry M. Shelton     3,408,749       3,070,543  
Zach P. Wamp     3,356,275       3,123,017  
Mark A. Zwecker     3,756,407       2,722,885  

 

There were 3,219,543 broker non-votes for each nominee. The election of directors was determined by a plurality of the votes cast at the meeting. Accordingly, withheld votes and broker non-votes were not treated as votes cast, and therefore had no effect on the proposal to elect directors. Each nominee was reelected as a director of the Company, to serve until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

 

Proposal No. 2—Ratification of the Appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP as the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm of the Company for the 2019 Fiscal Year:

 

Votes For     Votes Against     Votes Abstention  
  9,675,542       19,295       3,998  

 

There were no broker non-votes on this matter. The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting was necessary to ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. Withheld votes and broker non-votes were not treated as votes cast, and therefore had no effect on this proposal.

 

Proposal No. 3—Approval, by an Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote, of the 2018 Compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers:

 

Votes For     Votes Against     Votes Abstention  
  6,203,256       251,826       24,210  

 

There were 3,219,543 broker non-votes on this matter. The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting was necessary to approve the advisory vote on executive compensation. Withheld votes and broker non-votes were not treated as votes cast, and therefore had no effect on this proposal.

 

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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.

 

Dated: July 29, 2019

 

  PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Ben Naccarato
    Ben Naccarato
    Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer

 

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