Welbilt, Inc.
8-K on 06/17/2022   Download
SEC Document
SEC Filing

Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2022


Welbilt, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
 of incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

            2227 Welbilt Boulevard, New Port Richey, Florida 34655           
(Address of principal executive offices) (ZIP code)

(727) 375-7010
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $0.01 par valueWBTNew York Stock Exchange

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

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.

Item 5.07.          Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Welbilt, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 17, 2022 (the “Annual Meeting”). The final results of each of the proposals submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below. Each such proposal is further described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2022.

Proposal 1. The Company’s stockholders elected the seven directors listed below to serve for one-year terms expiring at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified by the votes indicated:

NomineesForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
Cynthia M. Egnotovich90,987,753 1,630,823 37,279 8,397,282 
Dino J. Bianco83,796,061 8,820,798 38,996 8,397,282 
Joan K. Chow82,558,230 10,056,060 41,565 8,397,282 
Janice L. Fields91,457,001 1,157,125 41,729 8,397,282 
Brian R. Gamache92,249,090 365,034 41,731 8,397,282 
Andrew Langham91,354,068 1,260,056 41,731 8,397,282 
William C. Johnson92,407,741 205,928 42,186 8,397,282 

Proposal 2. The Company’s stockholders voted not to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers by the votes indicated:

ForAgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes
35,613,963 54,675,560 2,366,332 8,397,282 

Proposal 3. The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 by the votes indicated:

100,535,140 147,124 370,873 


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 17, 2022By:/s/ Joel H. Horn
  Joel H. Horn
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary