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): May 23, 2018
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
8735 Henderson Road, Renaissance One
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (813) 290-6200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held its Annual Meeting at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida on May 23, 2018. 39,963,873 shares of the Company’s common stock, or 89.3% of the shares of the Company’s common stock issued and outstanding on the record date, were present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting. Summarized below are descriptions of the proposals voted on at the Annual Meeting and the final results of such voting:
Proposal One: Election of directors
As described in the Company’s proxy statement, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) nominated ten individuals to serve as directors for a one-year term to expire at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified. All such nominees were elected by a majority of the votes cast, as follows:
Richard C. Breon
Kenneth A. Burdick
Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D.
H. James Dallas
Kevin F. Hickey
Christian P. Michalik
Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D.
William L. Trubeck
Kathleen E. Walsh
Paul E. Weaver
Proposal Two: Ratification of appointment of independent registered public accounting firm
The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 by the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on the proposal at the Annual Meeting as follows:
Proposal Three: Advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (“Say on Pay”)
The Company’s stockholders approved the following resolution (the “Say on Pay Resolution”):
“RESOLVED, that the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion disclosed in the Company’s 2018 Proxy Statement, is hereby APPROVED.”
The Say on Pay Resolution was approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on the proposal at the Annual Meeting as follows:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 24, 2018
WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
/s/ Anat Hakim
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary