Form 8-K AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS For: Sep 19

September 25, 2017 4:06 PM

 

 

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): September 19, 2017

 

 

American Outdoor Brands Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Nevada   001-31552   87-0543688

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2100 Roosevelt Avenue

Springfield, Massachusetts

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(800) 331-0852

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 19, 2017, our Board of Directors appointed Deana L. McPherson Chief Accounting Officer in addition to her current positions as Vice President & Corporate Controller. As a result of the appointment, Jeffrey D. Buchanan, our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer & Treasurer, will cease acting as principal accounting officer. Ms. McPherson, age 47, has served as our Vice President since November 2009 and Corporate Controller since June 2007. From October 2010 to December 2010, Ms. McPherson served as interim Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining our Company, Ms. McPherson served as Vice President of Finance for the Heavy Industrial Turbines Global Division of Wood Group PLC, a $5 billion international energy services company, from June 2006 until June 2007; Director of Finance for the Heavy Industrial Turbines Americas Division from August 2003 until June 2006; and Division Controller for the Power Division from November 2001 until August 2003. Ms. McPherson served as Accounting Manager of FiberMark, DSI, Inc. (formerly Rexam DSI, Inc.), a producer of specialty fiber-based materials in the paper and packaging industry, from November 1995 until November 2001. Ms. McPherson, a Certified Public Accountant registered with the state of Massachusetts, served as a Senior Auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP from June 1992 until November 1995.

We did not enter into or amend any agreements with Ms. McPherson, and no compensatory grants or awards were made to Ms. McPherson in connection with her appointment as Chief Accounting Officer. There are no family relationships between Ms. McPherson and any of our directors or executive officers. There have been no transactions since the beginning of our last fiscal year, and no transactions are currently proposed, in which we were or are to be a participant and in which Ms. McPherson or any member of her immediate family had or will have any interest, that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation SK.

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

On September 19, 2017, we held an annual meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon the following proposals: (1) to elect directors to serve until our next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified; (2) to provide a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers for fiscal 2016 (“say-on-pay”); (3) to provide a non-binding advisory vote on frequency of advisory vote on executive compensation; and (4) to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as our independent registered public accountant for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018.

The following directors were elected at the annual meeting:

 

Director

   Votes Cast For      Votes Withheld      Broker
Non-Votes

Barry M. Monheit

   28,572,074         780,434      18,417,123

Robert L. Scott

   28,356,003         996,505      18,417,123

Robert H. Brust

   29,067,990         284,518      18,417,123

P. James Debney

   29,008,622         343,886      18,417,123

John B. Furman

   28,615,678         736,830      18,417,123

Gregory J. Gluchowski, Jr.

   29,018,287         334,221      18,417,123

Michael F. Golden

   28,333,932      1,018,576      18,417,123

Mitchell A. Saltz

   28,574,403         778,105      18,417,123

I. Marie Wadecki

   28,377,050         975,458      18,417,123


Our stockholders approved the compensation of our named executive officers on a non-binding, advisory basis. The results of the vote to approve this proposal were as follows:

 

     Votes
Cast For
     Votes Cast
Against
     Abstentions      Broker
Non-Votes

Say-on-pay proposal

   28,288,313         980,436           83,759      18,417,123

Our stockholders approved the frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation on a non-binding, advisory basis. The results of the vote were as follows:

 

     1 Year      2 Years      3 Years      Abstain

Frequency of say-on-pay proposal

   24,612,886         178,582      4,065,200           495,840

Our stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018. The results of the vote to approve this proposal were as follows:

 

     Votes
Cast For
     Votes Cast
Against
     Abstentions      Broker
Non-Votes

Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as independent registered public accountants

   46,505,085      1,000,093         264,453             —       

Broker non-votes did not affect the outcome of any proposal voted on at the annual meeting.


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.

 

    AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS CORPORATION
Date: September 25, 2017     By:   /s/ Jeffrey D. Buchanan
      Jeffrey D. Buchanan
      Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Treasurer

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