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): June 12, 2018
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One E. Washington Street, Suite 1400, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(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.
On June 12, 2018, Western Alliance Bancorporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The total number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share, voted in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting was 98,102,344, representing 92.69% of the 105,857,628 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. All matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting were approved with the required votes. The matters that were voted upon at the Annual Meeting, and the number of votes cast for or against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as to each such matter are set forth below.
Proposal 1 Election of Directors
The Company’s stockholders elected fourteen directors to each serve for a one-year term expiring in 2019. The voting results were as follows:
William S. Boyd
Howard N. Gould
Steven J. Hilton
Marianne Boyd Johnson
Robert P. Latta
James E. Nave, D.V.M.
Robert Gary Sarver
Donald D. Snyder
Sung Won Sohn, Ph.D.
Kenneth A. Vecchione
Proposal 2 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Executive Compensation
The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, executive compensation. The voting results were as follows:
Proposal 3 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Frequency of Executive Compensation Votes
The Company’s stockholders selected, on a non-binding advisory basis, every year as the frequency with which the Company should hold votes on executive compensation. The voting results were as follows:
Proposal 4 Ratification of Auditor
The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. The voting results were as follows:
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.
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
/s/ Dale Gibbons
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: June 13, 2018