Financial services

FIRST BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. : Submission of Questions to a Vote of Securityholders, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Section 5.07. Submitting Matters to a Vote of Securityholders.

On April 29, 2022, First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to: (1) elect two Class III directors who will serve until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2025 and until that their successors are duly elected and qualified; (2) approve, in a non-binding advisory vote, the compensation of the Named Executive Officers of the Corporation; and (3) ratify the appointment of the Crowe srl as the registered independent public accounting firm of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2022.

Of the total 8,425,557 common shares of the Company issued and outstanding as of the close of business on the record date, February 25, 20226,252,947 shares, or 74.21%, were represented in person or by proxy at the General Meeting.

At the General Meeting, the shareholders of the Company voted as follows:


(1) Election of the below-named nominees to the Board of Directors of the
Company (the "Board"):
Nominees          Votes For   Votes Withheld    Broker Non-Votes
W. Kent Lorenz    5,313,059   138,644           801,245
Carol P. Sander   5,312,351   139,351           801,245


The two candidates listed above were majority elected to serve on the board. In addition, each candidate received more than 97% of the shares voted in favor of his election.

(2) Approval in a non-binding advisory vote of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers of the Corporation. Votes for Votes against Abstentions Broker No votes 4,983,690 86,188

            381,824        801,245



This issue was approved by shareholders with 91% of shares voting in favor of the proposal.

(3) Ratification of the appointment of the Crowe srl as a registered independent accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2022. Votes for Votes against Abstentions Broker No votes 6,197,051 17,527

            38,369         0



This issue was approved by shareholders with 99% of shares cast in favor of the proposal.

Section 9.01. Financial statements and supporting documents.

(a) Not applicable

(b) Not applicable

(c) Not applicable

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is provided herewith:

  99.1        Slides from the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders    .



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