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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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 5, 2021

 

 

Cognex Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 

 

Massachusetts   001-34218   04-2713778

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Vision Drive, Natick, Massachusetts   01760-2059
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (508) 650-3000

N/A

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.002 per share   CGNX   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

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

On May 5, 2021, Cognex Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”). As of the record date for the Meeting, there were 176,609,582 shares of common stock of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote. The Company’s shareholders approved each of the proposals put to a vote as recommended by the Board of Directors. The proposals had been previously announced and described in the Notice of Meeting contained in the Company’s 2021 Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). The 159,618,186 shares represented at the Meeting were voted as follows:

 

  1.

The election of Sachin Lawande as a Director to serve for a term ending in 2024. Mr. Lawande was elected by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

     For      Against      Abstained      Broker
Non-Votes
 

Sachin Lawande

     151,568,943        810,099        88,722        7,150,422  

 

  2.

To ratify the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2021. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

     158,360,802  

Against

     1,156,208  

Abstained

     101,176  

Broker Non-Votes

     0  

 

  3.

To cast a non-binding advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as described in the Proxy Statement including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion (“say-on-pay”). The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:

 

For

     139,160,843  

Against

     13,128,534  

Abstained

     178,387  

Broker Non-Votes

     7,150,422  

No other matters were voted upon at the Meeting.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

      COGNEX CORPORATION
Dated: May 6, 2021      

By: /s/ Paul D. Todgham

      Paul D. Todgham
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer