SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2019 (May 15, 2019)
Carriage Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3040 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77056
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange
ITEM 5.07 SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Carriage Services, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 15, 2019. As of the record date for the meeting, we had 18,178,758 shares of Common Stock outstanding, each of which was entitled to one vote. The matters presented for a vote and the related results are as follows:
PROPOSAL 1 – ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Proposal 1 was the election of the nominees to serve as Class II directors for a three-year term expiring on the date of the 2022 annual meeting. The result of the vote was as follows:
Barry K. Fingerhut
Bryan D. Leibman
Pursuant to the foregoing vote, the director nominees were duly elected as Class II directors.
PROPOSAL 2 – ADVISORY VOTE ON NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMPENSATION
Proposal 2 was an advisory vote regarding the approval of the Named Executive Officer compensation. The result of the vote was as follows:
Pursuant to the foregoing vote, and the acceptance of the vote by the Board of Directors of the Company, the Named Executive Officer compensation, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company, was approved.
PROPOSAL 3 – RATIFICATION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Proposal 3 was the ratification of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The result of the vote was as follows:
Pursuant to the foregoing vote, the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 was ratified.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Carriage Services, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
CARRIAGE SERVICES, INC.
Dated: May 16, 2019
/s/ Viki K. Blinderman
Viki K. Blinderman
Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Secretary