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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 27, 2020
 
 
 
COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-34927
 
57-6218917
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-34926
 
20-3812051
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
301 Riverside Avenue, Second Floor, Westport, CT 06880
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203221-1703
 
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K 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))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Shares representing beneficial interests in Compass Diversified Holdings
 
CODI
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series A Preferred Shares representing Series A Trust Preferred Interest in Compass Diversified Holdings
 
CODI PR A
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series B Preferred Shares representing Series B Trust Preferred Interest in Compass Diversified Holdings
 
CODI PR B
 
New York Stock Exchange
Series C Preferred Shares representing Series C Trust Preferred Interest in Compass Diversified Holdings
 
CODI PR C
 
New York Stock Exchange
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. o





Section 5     Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On May 27, 2020, Compass Diversified Holdings (the “Trust”) and Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (the “Company”) (NYSE: CODI) (collectively “CODI”) held their 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”), via virtual webcast. A total of 59,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were entitled to vote as of March 30, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting. There were 49,631,514 shares present in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum, at the Annual Meeting, at which the shareholders were asked to vote on three (3) proposals. Set forth below are the matters acted upon by the shareholders and the final voting results of each such proposal.

Proposal 1. Election of Directors
With respect to the election of the following nominees as Class II directors of the Company to hold office for a three-year term, ending at the 2023 Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted as set forth in the table below:
 
For
Withheld
Broker Non-Vote
James J. Bottiglieri
27,066,264
2,326,361
20,238,889
Gordon M. Burns
22,723,016
6,669,609
20,238,889
Based on the votes set forth above, Mr. Bottiglieri and Mr. Burns were duly elected to serve as Class II directors of the Company for a three-year term, ending at the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Proposal 2. Advisory Vote Regarding Executive Compensation (“Say-on-Pay”)
With respect to the non-binding, advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement, the shareholders voted as set forth in the table below:
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Vote
23,651,530
5,072,874
668,221
20,238,889
Based on the votes set forth above, the shareholders approved the Say-on-Pay proposal.

Proposal 3. Ratification of Selection of Independent Auditor
The ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent auditor for the Company and the Trust for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 received the following votes:
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Vote
49,039,121
396,332
196,061
N/a
Based on the votes set forth above, the ratification of the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent auditor for the Company and the Trust to serve for the 2020 fiscal year was duly ratified by the shareholders.

Section 9     Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)    Exhibit.
104

 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.

Date: May 28, 2020
COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Ryan J. Faulkingham
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan J. Faulkingham
 
 
 
Regular Trustee
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.

Date: May 28, 2020
COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Ryan J. Faulkingham
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan J. Faulkingham
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer



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