8-K 1 f8k_041719.htm FORM 8-K



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): April 16, 2019






Shenandoah Telecommunications Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)




File Number)



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



500 Shentel Way

P.O. Box 459

Edinburg, VA 22824

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(540) 984-4141

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


(A)On April 16, 2019, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (the “Company”) held its annual shareholder meeting. At the meeting, two directors, as set forth below, were appointed to three year terms and two proposals, one to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2019, the second, in a non-binding vote, to approve named executive officer compensation, were approved by shareholders voting by proxy or in person.


(B)The Final voting results with respect to each proposal voted upon at the annual shareholder meeting are set forth below.


Proposal 1:

The Company’s shareholders elected each of the two nominees to the Board of Directors for a three-year term by a plurality of votes cast:

  Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Christopher E. French 29,725,562   1,093,955 6,637,108
Dale S. Lam 17,357,797 13,461,720 6,637,108


Proposal 2:

The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP, as set forth below:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
37,223,230 193,623 39,772 -


Proposal 3:

The Company’s shareholders approved by advisory vote the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as set forth below:

Votes For Votes Withheld Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
30,320,634 331,569 167,314 6,637,108


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure


The following information is furnished pursuant to Regulation FD:  On April 16, 2019, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company held its annual shareholder meeting.  The materials attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2 were presented at the meeting.  The presentations are also available on the Company’s website.


The presentation may contain forward-looking statements about Shenandoah Telecommunications regarding, among other things, our business strategy, our prospects and our financial position.  These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” or “anticipates” or the negative or other variation of these or similar words, or by discussions of strategy or risks and uncertainties.  Shenandoah Telecommunications undertakes no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


The following exhibit is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K.


99.1*Annual Meeting Presentation Slides
99.2*Annual Meeting Scripts


* Furnished herewith







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 thereunto duly authorized.



Dated: April 17, 2019 /s/ James F. Woodward
  James F. Woodward
  Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer