Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) April 24, 2015



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


0-6996 13-2739290
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


817 Maxwell Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(812) 467-4449

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)




(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management


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


On April 24, 2015, Escalade, Incorporated (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders for which the Board of Directors solicited proxies. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on the election of directors, the appointment of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s 2015 fiscal year, the approval, by non-binding vote of the compensation of named executive officers.


In the election of directors, as described in the Company’s proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting, the six incumbent directors whose terms were expiring were nominated for reelection for a one-year term and one director nominee was nominated for election for a one-year term. The results of the voting in the election of directors are as follows:


   Number of Votes 
Director Nominee  For   Withheld 
Richard Ballmann, Jr.   7,947,177    125,332 
Walter Glazer, Jr.   7,951,249    121,260 
Patrick Griffin   7,133,910    938,599 
Robert Keller   7,234,565    837,944 
George Savitsky   7,946,547    125,962 
Richard D. White    7,946,974    125,535 
Edward E. Williams   7,946,974    125,535 


Therefore, Messrs. Richard Baalmann, Jr., Walter Glazer, Jr., Patrick Griffin, Robert Keller, George Savitsky, Richard White, and Edward Williams were elected to the Board. There were 4,717,658 broker non-votes with respect to the election of each of the nominees.


As to the appointment of the firm, BKD, LLP, to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s 2015 fiscal year, the Company’s stockholders ratified such appointment by a vote of 12,721,106 shares FOR, 22,202 shares AGAINST, and 46,859 shares ABSTAINED, with no broker non-votes. Therefore, the appointment of BKD, LLP was approved.


As to the approval, by non-binding vote, of the compensation of our named executive officers the Company’s stockholders ratified by a vote of 7,646,300 shares FOR, 404,913 shares AGAINST, and 21,296 shares ABSTAINED. There were 4,717,658 broker non-votes. Therefore the compensation for our named executive officers was approved, by non-binding vote.


Section 8 – Other Events


Item 8.01 Other Events.


Following the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors met and elected Richard D. White to be the independent Chairman of the Board. Mr. White succeeds Robert E. Griffin who, as previously disclosed, retired from the Board of Directors effective as of the Annual Meeting and did not seek reelection. Mr. Griffin served the Company in various capacities for over 45 years.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Escalade, Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf in Evansville, Indiana by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  April 29, 2015 ESCALADE, INCORPORATED  
  By: /s/ Stephen R. Wawrin  
  Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary