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) April 18, 2019
HOME BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|719 Harkrider, Suite 100, Conway, Arkansas||72032|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 April 18, 2019, the Board of Directors (the Board) of Home BancShares, Inc. (the Company), parent company of Centennial Bank, named C. Randall Sims as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company and Executive Chairman of Centennial Bank effective April 19, 2019. Mr. Sims continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, and John W. Allison remains as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Tracy M. French also remains as Chief Executive Officer and President of Centennial Bank. Mr. Sims replaces Robert H. Adcock, Jr. as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Adcock will continue to serve as a director of the Company and as Vice Chairman of Centennial Bank.
In connection with his service as Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and as Executive Chairman of Centennial Bank, Mr. Sims will receive an annual salary of $600,000. Mr. Sims will also receive a special cash bonus of $200,000 payable during 2019.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company was held on April 18, 2019. The following items of business were presented to the shareholders:
(1) The fifteen directors were elected as proposed in the Proxy Statement dated March 5, 2019 (the Proxy Statement), under the caption Election of Directors with votes cast as follows:
|Total Vote For
John W. Allison
C. Randall Sims
Brian S. Davis
Robert H. Adcock, Jr.
Richard H. Ashley
Mike D. Beebe
Jack E. Engelkes
Tracy M. French
Karen E. Garrett
James G. Hinkle
Alex R. Lieblong
Thomas J. Longe
Jim Rankin, Jr.
Donna J. Townsell
(2) The Companys executive compensation was approved as proposed in the Proxy Statement under the caption Advisory (Non-binding) Vote Approving Executive Compensation with votes cast as follows: 113,126,884 votes for, 9,328,608 votes against, 664,735 votes abstaining and 36,338,976 broker non-votes.
(3) The amendment to the Companys Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 200,000,000 to 300,000,000 was approved as proposed in the Proxy Statement under the caption Approval of Amendment to the Companys Articles of Incorporation to Increase the Number of Authorized Shares with votes cast as follows: 156,309,802 votes for, 2,377,322 votes against, 772,079 votes abstaining and zero broker non-votes. A copy of the amendment is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report.
(4) The Audit Committees selection and appointment of the accounting firm of BKD, LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019 was ratified with votes cast as follows: 158,277,678 votes for, 808,055 votes against, 373,471 votes abstaining and zero broker non-votes.
Abstentions and broker non-votes were counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum was present, but were not treated as votes cast on a proposal. Therefore, abstentions and broker non-votes did not have the effect of a vote for or against the proposal and were not counted in determining the number of votes required for approval.
No additional business or other matters came before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Amendment to the Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended, of Home BancShares, Inc.|
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.
Home BancShares, Inc.
|Date: April 23, 2019||/s/ Jennifer C. Floyd|
|Jennifer C. Floyd|
|Chief Accounting Officer|