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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
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 29, 2021
 
ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 001-34630 04-2739697
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
20 Crosby Drive,Bedford,MA 01730
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 221-6400

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common stock, $0.10 par value per shareAZPNNASDAQ 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 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

    At our Annual Meeting of Stockholders on January 29, 2021, three proposals were presented to stockholders:

1.Election of three Class III directors to serve until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders;

2.Ratification of appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm; and

3.Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers as identified in the proxy statement for the annual meeting.

The votes with respect to the proposals are set forth below.

1. Election of three Class III directors to serve until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

NomineeForWithheldBroker Non-Votes
Thomas M. Bradicich60,394,6971,580,6081,669,834
Adriana Karaboutis59,820,3842,154,9211,669,834
Georgia Keresty60,435,2901,540,0151,669,834
2. Ratification of appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
63,360,668278,2086,263

3. Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers as identified in the proxy statement for the annual meeting.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
56,585,1915,374,06516,0491,669,834








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.
 
 
 ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  
   
 Date: February 1, 2021By:/s/ Frederic G. Hammond
  Frederic G. Hammond
  Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary