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): May 17, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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420 National Business Parkway, Fifth Floor
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 17, 2018, Colfax Corporation (the "Company") held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), at which three proposals were submitted to the Company’s stockholders. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 5, 2018. The final results for each proposal are set forth below.
Proposal 1: Election of Directors
The Company’s stockholders elected nine directors to the Company’s Board of Directors (the "Board"), to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
Mitchell P. Rales
Matthew L. Trerotola
Patrick W. Allender
Thomas S. Gayner
Rhonda L. Jordan
A. Clayton Perfall
Sharon L. Wienbar
Proposal 2: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
Proposal 3: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The Company’s stockholders approved, by non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:
The next advisory vote on the compensation of the Company's named executive officers will be held at the Company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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.
Date: May 21, 2018
/s/ A. Lynne Puckett
A. Lynne Puckett
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary