Securities and Exchange Commission
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):
January 31, 2013
Commission File No.
Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter and Principal Office Address and Telephone Number
State of Incorporation
I.R.S. Employer Identification Number
The Laclede Group, Inc.
720 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
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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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
The Company's annual meeting of shareholders was held on January 31, 2013. At the meeting the shareholders voted on the following items:
The following persons were elected to the Company's Board of Directors to hold office until the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders or until a successor is duly qualified and elected:
Number of Votes
Mary Ann Van Lokeren
The ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as independent registered public accountants for fiscal year 2013 received the following vote:
Number of Votes
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
The Company issued the attached news release announcing the declaration of dividends and the results of the annual meeting of shareholders. The text of that release is included in Exhibit 99.1 attached to this report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press release dated January 31, 2013.
The information contained in this report under Items 7.01 and 9.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.
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.
THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.
Date: January 31, 2013
/s/ S. Sitherwood
President and Chief
Press release dated January 31, 2013 re annual meeting results and dividend declaration