8-K 1 d726273d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K

 

 

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): May 14, 2014 (May 13, 2014)

 

 

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36166   27-1566372

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

222 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA

  02116
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(617) 351-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

NOT APPLICABLE

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 13, 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (the “Company”) held its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”).

The following items were voted upon by stockholders at the Annual Meeting:

1. Each of the board of directors’ nominees for director was elected to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified, by the votes set forth below:

 

Nominee    For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  

Linda K. Zecher

     100,175,565         1,112         1,503         1,525,704   

Lawrence K. Fish

     100,153,483         23,792         905         1,525,704   

John R. McKernan, Jr.

     100,176,063         1,212         905         1,525,704   

John F. Killian

     100,176,025         1,212         943         1,525,704   

L. Gordon Crovitz

     100,153,571         23,704         905         1,525,704   

Sheru Chowdhry

     98,211,711         1,958,764         7,705         1,525,704   

Jill A. Greenthal

     98,284,288         1,892,987         905         1,525,704   

E. Rogers Novak, Jr.

     100,153,771         23,504         905         1,525,704   

Jonathan F. Miller

     100,153,983         23,292         905         1,525,704   

2. The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, by the votes set forth below:

 

For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  
  100,169,828         7,314         1,038         1,525,704   

3. The recommended frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation was every year, by the votes set forth below:

 

Every Year      Every Two Years      Every Three Years      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  
  97,311,158         864,199         1,997,184         5,639         1,525,704   

 

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In light of the foregoing, the Company currently intends to hold annual advisory votes on executive compensation until the next required vote regarding the frequency of such votes.

4. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, was ratified, by the votes set forth below:

 

For      Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  
  101,673,814         27,906         2,164         0   

 

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT COMPANY
By:  

/s/ Michael Dolan

Name:   Michael Dolan
Title:   Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller

Dated: May 14, 2014

 

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