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): May 21, 2019
 
HEMISPHERE MEDIA GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
001-35886
 (Commission File Number)
80-0885255
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Suite 650
Coral Gables, FL 33146
           (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(305) 421-6364
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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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).

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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.  

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
 
HMTV
 
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
 


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

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.’s (the “Company”) 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 21, 2019 (the “Annual Meeting”).  Only holders of the Company’s capital stock at the close of business on March 26, 2019 (the “Record Date”) were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.  As of the Record Date, there were 19,710,855 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A common stock”) and 19,720,381 shares of the Company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class B common stock”) entitled to vote in the election of directors and on each matter submitted for stockholder approval.  Holders of the shares of Class A common stock are entitled to one vote per share and holders of the shares of Class B common stock are entitled to ten votes per share.  Holders of the shares of Class A common stock and holders of the shares of Class B common stock voted together as a single class on all matters (including the election of directors) submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting.  Holders of 17,659,473 shares of Class A common stock and 19,720,381 shares Class B common stock (representing 99% of the total voting power), constituting a quorum, were represented in person or by valid proxies at the Annual Meeting

The stockholders voted on three proposals at the Annual Meeting.  The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 11, 2019 (File No. 001-35886).  The final results for the votes regarding each proposal are set forth below.

Proposal 1: The Company’s stockholders elected three Class III directors to the Company’s board to serve for a three-year term until the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders.  The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:

Nominee
 
For
   
Withheld
   
Broker
Non-Votes
 
Alan J. Sokol
 
205,795,195
   
6,352,436
   
2,715,652
 
Ernesto Vargas Guajardo
 
204,796,355
   
7,351,276
   
2,715,652
 
Eric Zinterhofer
 
203,966,838
   
8,180,793
   
2,715,652
 
 
Following the election by the Company's stockholders, one vacancy to be filled by a Class III director remained on the Company's board.
 
Proposal 2: The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.  The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:

For
 
Against
 
Abstained
 
213,459,115
 
1,402,342
 
1,826
 


Proposal 3: The Company’s stockholders approved the non-binding advisory resolution to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The votes regarding this proposal were as follows:

For
 
Against
 
Abstained
 
Broker
Non-Votes
 
210,278,460
 
1,867,577
 
1,594
 
2,715,652
 
 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
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 thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
HEMISPHERE MEDIA GROUP, INC.
 
       
       
Date:     May 23, 2019
By:
/s/ Alex J. Tolston  
   
Name: Alex J. Tolston
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary