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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): June 3, 2020
 
Amerant Bancorp Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Florida
 
001-38534
 
65-0032379
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation
 
(Commission
file number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
220 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(Address of principal executive offices)

(305) 460-8728
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 

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 class
Trading Symbols
Name of exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock
AMTB
NASDAQ
Class B Common Stock
AMTBB
NASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company
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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. o







Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On June 3, 2020, the Company held its annual meeting of shareholders, and the following proposals were voted on:

Proposal 1: to elect directors to serve until the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.
Proposal 2: to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

Each proposal is described in detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2020. The final voting results for each proposal submitted to a vote of shareholders at the annual meeting are set forth below.

Proposal No. 1: All of the director nominees were elected to the Board based on the following votes:

Nominee
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Vote
Frederick C. Copeland, Jr.
 
19,847,843
 
1,189,159
 
3,650
3,083,332
Millar Wilson
 
20,925,681
 
111,817
 
3,154
3,083,332
Miguel A. Capriles L.
 
20,826,075
 
207,599
 
6,978
3,083,332
Rosa M. Costantino
 
20,971,844
 
60,571
 
8,237
3,083,332
Pamella J. Dana
 
20,929,300
 
104,851
 
6,501
3,083,332
Gustavo Marturet M.
 
20,898,789
 
139,073
 
2,790
3,083,332
Gerald P. Plush
 
20,975,087
 
57,036
 
8,529
3,083,332
John W. Quill
 
20,975,057
 
59,379
 
6,216
3,083,332
Jose Antonio Villamil
 
20,934,636
 
102,570
 
3,446
3,083,332
Guillermo Villar
 
19,177,943
 
1,859,555
 
3,154
3,083,332
Gustavo J. Vollmer A.
 
20,899,081
 
139,073
 
2,498
3,083,332

Proposal No. 2: The proposal to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 received the following votes:

 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Vote
 
25,032,470
 
7,503
 
5,338
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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.

Date: June 5, 2020
 
Amerant Bancorp Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Ivan Trujillo
 
 
 
 
Name: Ivan Trujillo
 
 
 
 
Title: Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary