UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 28, 2020

 


 

Mercantile Bank Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Michigan 000-26719 38-3360865
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File (IRS Employer
of incorporation) Number) Identification Number)
     
310 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan   49504 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
     
Registrant's telephone number, including area code   616-406-3000

 

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock

MBWM

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

 

 

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

 

An annual meeting of our shareholders was held on May 28, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, our shareholders voted on each of the following four matters:

 

 

election of six directors, each for a one-year term;

 

 

approval of Mercantile Bank Corporation’s Stock Incentive Plan of 2020;

 

 

ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2020; and

 

 

an advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers disclosed in our proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.

 

The final vote results for each of these four matters is set forth below.

 

The votes cast on the election of directors were as follows:

 

 

 

Nominee

 

Votes For

        Votes

Withheld

 

Abstentions

    Broker

Non-Votes

David M. Cassard

9,307,922

474,066

0

3,352,688

Edward J. Clark

9,110,741

671,246

0

3,352,688

Michelle L. Eldridge

9,578,951

203,037

0

3,352,688

Jeff A. Gardner

9,391,596

390,391

0

3,352,688

Robert B. Kaminski, Jr.

9,633,460

148,527

0

3,352,688

Michael H. Price

9,307,512

474,476

0

3,352,688

 

The votes cast on the approval of Mercantile Bank Corporation’s Stock Incentive Plan of 2020 were as follows:

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

9,293,107

433,862

55,018

3,352,688

 

The votes cast on the ratification of the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2020 were as follows:

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-Votes

13,023,465

88,109

23,102

0

 

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The votes cast on the advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers disclosed in our proxy statement for the Annual Meeting were as follows:

 

Votes For

Votes Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-votes

9,612,359

129,288

40,340

3,352,688

 

 

 

Signatures

 

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.

 

Mercantile Bank Corporation

 

By: /s/ Charles E. Christmas                  

     Charles E. Christmas

     Executive Vice President, Chief

     Financial Officer and Treasurer

Date: May 29, 2020

 

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