SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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 23, 2022
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
75 Network Drive, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $.01 par value||AVID||Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) The Company held its annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Company's Headquarters at 75 Network Drive, Burlington, MA 01803 (the “2022 Annual Meeting”). Set forth below are the final voting results on each matter submitted to a vote of stockholders at the 2022 Annual Meeting. Each proposal is described in more detail in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting (the “2022 Proxy Statement”), dated April 8, 2022.
(b) The final voting results of the 2022 Annual Meeting were as follows:
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
Christian A. Asmar, Robert M. Bakish, Paula E. Boggs, Elizabeth M. Daley, Nancy Hawthorne, Jeff Rosica, Daniel B. Silvers, Peter M. Westley and John P. Wallace were elected as Directors for terms expiring at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders. The vote with respect to each nominee is set forth below:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstaining||Broker Non-Votes|
|Christian A. Asmar||34,109,681||81,462||6,329||6,841,701|
|Robert M. Bakish||32,412,997||1,776,938||7,537||6,841,701|
|Paula E. Boggs||34,099,669||91,650||6,153||6,841,701|
|Elizabeth M. Daley||34,016,879||173,192||7,401||6,841,701|
|Daniel B. Silvers||34,159,304||30,713||7,455||6,841,701|
|John P. Wallace||34,158,138||31,912||7,422||6,841,701|
|Peter M. Westley||34,107,005||82,905||7,562||6,841,701|
Proposal 2 - Ratification of the Selection of BDO USA, LLP as the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Current Fiscal Year
The stockholders ratified the selection of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 by a vote of 41,006,126 shares for and 13,080 shares against, with 19,967 shares abstaining.
Proposal 3 - Approval of an Amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2014 Stock Incentive Plan
The stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2014 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance thereunder by a vote of 34,050,735 shares for and 134,793 shares against, with 11,944 shares abstaining and 6,841,701 broker non-votes.
Proposal 4 - Non-binding Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation
The stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company's 2022 Proxy Statement, by a vote of 33,946,810 shares for and 232,727 shares against, with 17,935 shares abstaining and 6,841,701 broker non-votes.
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.
|AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC.|
|Date: May 23, 2022|
By: /s/ Kenneth Gayron
Name: Kenneth Gayron
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer, and Chief Accounting Officer