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 25, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Tennessee 001-36895 20-8839445
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of  incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)



722 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)



(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(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.


At the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders of Franklin Financial Network, Inc. held on May 24, 2018, (the “2018 Annual Meeting”), the Company’s shareholders voted on two proposals. A brief description of and tabulation of votes for each proposal are set forth below.


Proposal 1. The Company’s shareholders elected the following directors for a term of one year. There were 3,322,118 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.


Director Nominees Number of
Shares Voted For
Number of
Shares Withheld
Jimmy E. Allen            7,879,126               150,469
Henry W. Brockman, Jr.            7,662,932               366,663
Richard E. Herrington            7,774,970               254,625
Dr. David H. Kemp            7,662,799               366,796
Dr. Anil C. Patel            7,984,411                 45,184
Pamela J. Stephens            7,882,333               147,262
Melody J. Sullivan            7,882,301               147,294
Gregory E. Waldron            7,881,642               147,953
Benjamin P. Wynd            7,882,073               147,522


Proposal 2. The Company’s shareholders ratified the selection of Crowe Horwath LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for 2018. There were no broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.


Votes For Votes Against Votes Abstained
11,153,771 195,771 2,171







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: May 25, 2018


  By:   /s/ Sarah Meyerrose                                              
           Sarah Meyerrose
           Executive Vice President and
                 Chief Financial Officer