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U.S. 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 16, 2020
ADVANCED EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS, INC.
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
001-37822
 
27-5472457
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
8051 E. Maplewood Avenue, Suite 210, Greenwood Village, CO
 
80111
 (Address of principal executive offices)   
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (720) 598-3500
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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:
Class
 
Trading Symbol
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share
 
ADES
 
NASDAQ Global 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
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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.
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Item 5.07
 
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 16, 2020, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). At the Annual Meeting, stockholders considered and voted on four proposals. The proposals, number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each such matter are set forth below, which constitute the final voting results from the Annual Meeting. All of the director nominees were elected to the Company's Board of Directors. The other three proposals were approved.

On April 20, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 18,493,450 shares of the Company’s common stock were issued and outstanding.

(1)
Proposal:
Election of six directors to the Company's Board of Directors.

 
 
Votes
Director Name
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Carol Eicher
 
10,693,487

 
354,571

 
4,722,052

Brian Leen
 
10,778,032

 
270,026

 
4,722,052

Gilbert Li
 
10,119,930

 
928,128

 
4,722,052

R. Carter Pate
 
10,130,678

 
917,380

 
4,722,052

J. Taylor Simonton
 
10,542,558

 
505,500

 
4,722,052

L. Spencer Wells
 
10,165,862

 
882,196

 
4,722,052


(2)
Proposal:
Approval, on an advisory basis, of the Company's compensation paid to named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion as set forth under the Executive Compensation section of the Company's 2020 proxy statement.

Votes
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
10,414,370

 
519,047

 
114,641

 
4,722,052


(3)
Proposal:
Ratification of the Audit Committee's selection of Moss Adams LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

Votes
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
15,657,067

 
77,000

 
36,043

 
N/A


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(4)
Proposal:
Approval of the continuation until December 31, 2021 of the Company's Tax Asset Protection Plan.

Votes
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
10,550,413

 
371,880

 
125,765

 
4,722,052


Item 9.01
 
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
 
(d)
 
Exhibits



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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 18, 2020
 
Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.
 
Registrant

 
/s/ Greg Marken
 
Greg Marken
 
Chief Financial Officer


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