U.S. 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 13, 2013
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|9135 South Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 200,
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (303) 734-1727
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
ADA-ES, Inc. (the Company or ADA) held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting) on June 13, 2013. At the Annual Meeting, shareholders considered and voted upon five proposals. The proposals, number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each such matter are set forth below.
On April 10, 2013, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 10,062,242 shares of the Companys common stock were issued and outstanding.
|(1)||Proposal: Elect nine directors of ADA.|
Kim B. Clarke
Michael D. Durham
Alan Bradley Gabbard
Derek C. Johnson
W. Phillip Marcum
Mark H. McKinnies
Robert E. Shanklin
Jeffrey C. Smith
Richard J. Swanson
|(2)||Proposal: Approve the reorganization proposal to reincorporate the Company in Delaware and to approve the related Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 25, 2013, by and among the Company, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., a Delaware corporation (ADES) and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and ADA Merger Corp., a Colorado corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of ADES.|
|(3)||Proposal: Ratify the Audit Committees selection of KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.|
|(4)||Proposal: Approve on an advisory basis the frequency upon which the Company will seek future advisory votes to approve the Companys compensation paid to named executive officers.|
|2 Years||3 Years||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|(5)||Proposal: Approve on an advisory basis the Companys compensation paid to named executive officers as disclosed in the Companys 2013 proxy statement pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (which include the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the compensation tables and related narrative discussion).|
Results: For Proposal (1), all director nominees were elected to the Board. Proposals (2) and (3) were approved by shareholders. For Proposal (4), which was advisory in nature, shareholders voted in favor of conducting future shareholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers every year. For proposal (5), which was advisory in nature, shareholders approved the compensation of the Companys named executive officers.
Consistent with its recommendation to shareholders and the result of the shareholder vote on Proposal 4 discussed above, the Board of Directors of the Company decided to hold an advisory vote to approve the Companys compensation paid to named executive officers (Say-on-pay Vote) every year. Accordingly, the Company expects to hold a Say-on-pay Vote every year until and including the year the Company holds another advisory vote on the frequency upon which the Company will seek Say-on-pay Votes, which will be no later than its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2019.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) The following items are furnished as exhibits to this report:
99.1 Press Release, ADA-ES Announces Results of 2013 Annual Shareholders Meeting dated June 14, 2013.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 14, 2013
Mark H. McKinnies
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer