SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 26, 2018
CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
4201 Congress St., Suite 360
Charlotte, NC 28209
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (704) 376-5502
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Capitala Finance Corp. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) on April 26, 2018 and submitted three matters to the vote of the shareholders. A summary of the matters voted upon by shareholders is set forth below.
1. Shareholders elected two directors of the Company, who will each serve for a three-year term to expire at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, based on the following votes:
|M. Hunt Broyhill||8,372,593||986,724||0|
|Larry W. Carroll||8,107,716||1,251,601||0|
2. Shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 based on the following votes:
3. Shareholders did not approve a proposal to authorize the Company to sell shares of its common stock at a price or prices below the Company’s then current net asset value per share in one or more offerings, in each case subject to the approval of its board of directors and compliance with the conditions set forth in the proxy statement pertaining thereto (including, without limitation, that the number of shares issued does not exceed 25% of the Company’s then outstanding common stock immediately prior to each such offering) based on the following votes:
|% of Voted*||69.70||%||17.55||%||1.99||%||7.07||%|
|% of Voted*||64.85||%||20.36||%||2.31||%||7.07||%|
* For purposes of this proposal, the affirmative vote of (1) a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Meeting; and (2) a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Meeting that are not held by affiliated persons of the Company was required to approve this proposal. For purposes of this proposal, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, defines “a majority of the outstanding shares” as: (1) 67% or more of the voting securities present at the Meeting if the holders of more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of such company are present or represented by proxy; or (2) more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of the Company, whichever is the less. Based on these final voting results, this proposal failed to receive the required vote of the stockholders and was not adopted by the stockholders of the Company.
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: April 30, 2018||CAPITALA FINANCE CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Stephen A. Arnall|
|Stephen A. Arnall|
|Chief Financial Officer|