Form 8-K APPIAN CORP For: Jun 16

June 16, 2021 4:32 PM EDT

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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): June 16, 2021 (June 11, 2021)
Appian Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
001-38098
54-1956084
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
 Identification No.)
7950 Jones Branch Drive
22102
McLean,VA
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (703) 442-8844

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common StockAPPNThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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 




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:

NameVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Matthew Calkins330,929,8732,463,8609,594,175
Robert C. Kramer330,961,4842,432,2499,594,175
A.G.W. "Jack" Biddle, III330,823,0312,570,7029,594,175
Prashanth "PV" Boccassam329,412,5543,981,1799,594,175
Michael G. Devine330,483,2852,910,4489,594,175
Barbara "Bobbie" Kilberg330,813,3572,580,3769,594,175
Michael J. Mulligan329,091,7854,301,9489,594,175

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:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstained
342,554,244329,169104,495





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 ForVotes AgainstAbstainedBroker Non-Votes
332,180,2901,048,307165,1369,594,175


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 ForVotes AgainstAbstainedBroker Non-Votes
333,213,88184,79895,0549,594,175







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 thereunto duly authorized.

Appian Corporation
Date: June 16, 2021By:/s/ Mark Lynch
Mark Lynch
Chief Financial Officer



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