DATE OF REPORT (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2022
FIRST MERCHANTS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 East Jackson Street
P.O. Box 792
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Title of Each Class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.125 stated value per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/100th interest in a share of Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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ITEM 5.07 DEPARTURE SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
On May 10, 2022, the Corporation held its annual meeting of shareholders.
F. Howard Halderman, Clark C. Kellogg, Michael C. Rechin and Charles E. Shalliol were elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms expiring at the 2025 annual meeting of shareholders.
The shareholders adopted a non-binding resolution approving the compensation of the Corporation’s executive officers and ratified the Board of Directors’ appointment of BKD, LLP as the Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2022.
The votes on these matters were as follows:
1. Election of Directors:
F. Howard Halderman
Clark C. Kellogg
Michael C. Rechin
Charles E. Shalliol
2. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation:
3. Proposal to ratify BKD, LLP as independent auditor for 2022:
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.