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 6, 2017
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
25 Greens Hill Lane
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (802) 775-0325
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) held on June 6, 2017 (the “Annual Meeting”), the Company’s stockholders voted on the following matters, which are described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2017: (i) to elect three Class II directors, each to serve a term expiring at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“Proposal 1”); (ii) to approve, in an advisory “say-on-pay” vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“Proposal 2”); (iii) to recommend, in an advisory “say-on-frequency” vote, the frequency of future advisory “say-on-pay” votes (“Proposal 3”); and (iv) to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 (“Proposal 4”). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company re-elected the nominees of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), Joseph G. Doody, Emily Nagle Green and Gregory B. Peters, as Class II directors, approved Proposal 2 and Proposal 4 and recommended a frequency of “1 Year” on Proposal 3. At the Annual Meeting, the holders of shares of the Company’s common stock representing 46,534,359 votes were represented in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum.
Set forth below are the final voting totals for the proposals acted upon at the Annual Meeting:
The following nominees were elected to the Board as Class II directors, each to serve for a term expiring at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Joseph G. Doody
Emily Nagle Green
Gregory B. Peters
Mr. Peters was nominated as the Company’s Class A director. Under the Company’s certificate of incorporation, the holders of the Company’s Class A common stock, voting separately as a class, are entitled to elect the Class A director.
The terms of the following directors continued after the Annual Meeting: John W. Casella, William P. Hulligan, James E. O’Connor, Michael K. Burke, James F. Callahan, Jr. and Douglas R. Casella.
An advisory “say-on-pay” vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved.
The stockholders recommended, in an advisory “say-on-frequency” vote, that the frequency of future advisory “say-on-pay” votes be held every year.
Every 1 Year
Every 2 Years
Every 3 Years
After taking into consideration the foregoing voting results and the Board’s prior recommendation in favor of an annual advisory “say-on-pay” vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, the Board intends to hold future advisory “say-on-pay” votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers every year.
The appointment of RSM US LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 was ratified.
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.
CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: June 12, 2017
/s/ Edmond R. Coletta
Edmond R. Coletta
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer