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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 12, 2021

 

 

 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  001-38432
(Commission File Number)
  82-3356232
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ
(Address of principal
executive offices)
 

 

07054
(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 753-6000

 

None

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

 

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:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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, par value $0.01 per share   WH   New York Stock Exchange

 

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

 

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.  ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

 

(a)  Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 12, 2021.

 

(b)  At the Annual Meeting, the three proposals described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”) were submitted to the Company’s stockholders and the final voting results are provided below.

 

Proposal 1

 

The Company’s stockholders elected each of the eight Director nominees described in the Proxy Statement to serve for a term ending at the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders, with each Director to serve until such Director’s successor is elected and qualified or until such Director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal. The election results for each of the Company’s Directors are set forth below.

 

Director Name   Votes For     Votes Withheld     Broker Non-Votes  
Stephen P. Holmes     82,585,181       604,256       4,663,054  
Geoffrey A. Ballotti     83,027,923       161,514       4,663,054  
Myra J. Biblowit     80,258,595       2,930,842       4,663,054  
James E. Buckman     82,676,497       512,940       4,663,054  
Bruce B. Churchill     82,264,080       925,357       4,663,054  
Mukul V. Deoras     82,098,201       1,091,236       4,663,054  
Ronald L. Nelson     82,103,490       1,085,947       4,663,054  
Pauline D.E. Richards     82,144,706       1,044,731       4,663,054  

 

Proposal 2

 

The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers described in the Proxy Statement as set forth below.

 

Votes for approval:     77,839,779  
Votes against:     5,174,670  
Abstentions:     174,988  
Broker Non-Votes:     4,663,054  

 

Proposal 3

 

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, 2021 as set forth below.

 

Votes for approval:     87,283,096  
Votes against:     336,166  
Abstentions:     233,229  
Broker Non-Votes:     0  

 

(c)  Not applicable.

 

(d)  Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

   

WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

       
       
Date:  May 13, 2021   By: /s/ Paul F. Cash
     

Paul F. Cash

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

 

 

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