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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
May 8, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
_____________________
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
000-50976
01-0666114
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification Number)
550 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, Illinois
60607
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(312) 583-8700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
HURN
NASDAQ Global Select Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


 







Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 8, 2020, at the Annual Meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Huron Consulting Group Inc. (the "Company"), the stockholders of the Company approved an amendment to the Huron Consulting Group Inc. Amended and Restated 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance under the Plan by 270,000, as further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 26, 2020 (the “2020 Proxy Statement”). The amendment to the Plan was previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, by the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors").
The amendment to the Plan was included as Appendix A to the 2020 Proxy Statement and is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference. A summary of the Plan was included as part of Proposal 2 in the 2020 Proxy Statement. The summary of the Plan contained in the 2020 Proxy Statement is qualified by and subject to the full text of the Plan, which was included as Exhibit 10.34 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2020 and is attached as Exhibit 10.2 to this Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Annual Meeting of the Company was held on May 8, 2020 in a virtual meeting format, and a total of 21,509,371 shares were present in person or by proxy. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders acted upon the following matters: (i) the election of two Class I members of the Board of Directors to serve terms ending at the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting; (ii) the approval of an amendment to the Plan to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance under the Plan; (iii) the approval of an amendment to the Company's Stock Ownership Participation Program ("SOPP") to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance under the SOPP; (iv) an advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and (v) the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The following is a summary of the voting results for each matter presented to stockholders.
Proposal No. 1 - Election of directors.
Name
 
Shares For
 
Shares Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes 
H. Eugene Lockhart
 
19,125,607
 
659,329
 
1,724,435
James H. Roth
 
19,514,135
 
270,801
 
1,724,435
The other members of the Board of Directors whose terms of office continued after the Annual Meeting were: John McCartney, Hugh E. Sawyer, Ekta Singh-Bushell, and Debra Zumwalt.
Proposal No. 2 - To approve an amendment to the Company's Amended and Restated 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan.  
Shares For 
 
Shares Against  
 
Shares Abstain  
 
Broker Non-Votes 
17,112,644
 
2,620,776
 
51,516
 
1,724,435
Proposal No. 3 - To approve an amendment to the Company's Stock Ownership Participation Program.  
Shares For 
 
Shares Against  
 
Shares Abstain  
 
Broker Non-Votes 
19,716,793
 
16,705
 
51,438
 
1,724,435
Proposal No. 4 - An advisory vote to approve the Company's executive compensation.  
Shares For 
 
Shares Against  
 
Shares Abstain  
 
Broker Non-Votes 
18,258,282
 
1,473,538
 
53,116
 
1,724,435
Proposal No. 5 - To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.
Shares For 
 
Shares Against  
 
Shares Abstain  
 
Broker Non-Votes  
21,306,728
 
127,391
 
75,252
 
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Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number
 
Exhibit Description
 
 
 
10.1*
 
10.2*
 
*
 
Indicates the exhibit is a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.






SIGNATURE


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.


 
 
 
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 12, 2020
 
/s/ John D. Kelly
 
 
 
John D. Kelly
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer