Form 8-K APPIAN CORP For: Jun 16
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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):
June 16, 2021 (June 11, 2021)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 11, 2021, Appian Corporation (the “Company”) held a virtual annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the beginning of the Annual Meeting, there were 29,285,238 shares of Class A common stock and 31,370,267 shares of Class B common stock present at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy, which represented approximately 97% of the combined voting power of the shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting (voting together as a single class), and which constituted a quorum for the transaction of business. Holders of the Company’s Class A common stock were entitled to one vote for each share held as of the close of business on April 16, 2021 (the “Record Date”), and holders of the Company’s Class B common stock were entitled to ten votes for each share held as of the Record Date.
At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following four proposals: (i) election of seven nominees to serve as directors until the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified (“Proposal 1”); (ii) ratification of the selection by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors of BDO USA, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 (“Proposal 2”); (iii) approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2021 (“Proposal 3”); and (iv) approval of the Appian Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“Proposal 4”). The final results of the voting on each proposal are set forth below.
Proposal 1 – Election of Directors
The Company’s stockholders re-elected all nominees for director. The votes were cast as follows:
|Name||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Robert C. Kramer||330,961,484||2,432,249||9,594,175|
|A.G.W. "Jack" Biddle, III||330,823,031||2,570,702||9,594,175|
|Prashanth "PV" Boccassam||329,412,554||3,981,179||9,594,175|
|Michael G. Devine||330,483,285||2,910,448||9,594,175|
|Barbara "Bobbie" Kilberg||330,813,357||2,580,376||9,594,175|
|Michael J. Mulligan||329,091,785||4,301,948||9,594,175|
Proposal 2 – Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 2. The votes were cast as follows:
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Proposal 3 – Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, Proposal 3. The votes were cast as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstained||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal 4 – Approval of the Appian Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Company’s stockholders approved the Appian Corporation Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The votes were cast as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstained||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 thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 16, 2021||By:||/s/ Mark Lynch|
|Chief Financial Officer|
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