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): August 1, 2019 (July 31, 2019)
CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORPORATION
(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
5400 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1300
Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 238-5700
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.25 par value per share
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
5.95% Notes due 2022
The Nasdaq Global Select Market
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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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Pursuant to the Director Retirement and Term Limitation Policy of Capital Southwest Corporation (the “Company”), John H. Wilson notified the Company that he will retire from the Company’s board of director (the “Board”) effective as of the date of the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”). Mr. Wilson has been a member of the Board since 1988. Mr. Wilson’s retirement from the Board was not due to any dispute or disagreement with the Company, or on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. As a result of Mr. Wilson's retirement, the Board reduced the size of the Board from seven to six members, effective as of the date of the Annual Meeting.
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On August 1, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Amendment”). The Amendment increased the Company’s authorized amount of common stock, par value $0.25 per share, from 25,000,000 to 40,000,000. The foregoing summary of the Amendment is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, a copy of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held the Annual Meeting on July 31, 2019. Shareholders of record at the close of business on June 3, 2019 (the “Record Date”) were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of the Record Date, there were 17,500,758 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. A quorum consisting of 15,903,627 shares of common stock of the Company were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting.
The following seven proposals were voted on at the Annual Meeting: (1) elect six directors to serve until the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified; (2) approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Charter”) to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for amendments to the Charter; (3) approve an amendment to the Charter to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for approval of sale or merger of the Company; (4) approve an amendment to the Charter to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for removal of a director for “cause”; (5) approve an amendment to the Charter to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock; (6) approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and (7) ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. The final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
Proposal 1. The following six (6) directors were elected to serve until the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified by the following vote:
Christine S. Battist
David R. Brooks
Bowen S. Diehl
Jack D. Furst
T. Duane Morgan
William R. Thomas III
Proposal 2. The amendment to the Charter to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for amendments to the Charter was not approved by the following vote:
Proposal 3. The amendment to the Charter to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for approval of sale or merger of the Company was not approved by the following vote:
Proposal 4. The amendment to the Charter to change from a super-majority to a simple majority voting requirement for removal of a director for “cause” was not approved by the following vote:
Proposal 5. The amendment to the Charter to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock was approved by the following vote:
Proposal 6. The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed and discussed in the Proxy Statement was approved on an advisory basis by the following vote:
Proposal 7. The ratification of the appointment of RSM US LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 was approved by the following vote:
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
Dated: August 1, 2019
/s/ Michael S. Sarner
Name: Michael S. Sarner
Title: Chief Financial Officer
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORPORATION
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.053, Section 21.052 and Sections 21.054-21.055 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (the “TBOC”), Capital Southwest Corporation, a for-profit corporation existing under the TBOC (the “Corporation”), hereby adopts the following Certificate of Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation.
The name of the Corporation is Capital Southwest Corporation. The Corporation is a for-profit corporation. The file number issued to the Corporation by the Secretary of State is 17385700. The date of formation of the Corporation is April 19, 1961.
ARTICLE FOUR of the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation is amended and restated, in its entirety, as follows:
The total number of shares of all classes of stock that the corporation shall have the authority to issue is Forty Million (40,000,000) shares of common stock, par value $0.25 per share.
No shareholder shall be entitled, as a matter of right, to purchase or subscribe for or receive additional shares of any class of stock of the corporation, whether now or hereafter authorized,
including, but not limited to, treasury stock, or any notes, debentures or bonds, or other securities, convertible into or carrying warrants or options to purchase shares of any class, now or hereafter to be authorized. Any such securities or additional shares of stock may be issued or disposed of by the Board of Directors to such persons and on such terms as in its discretion shall be deemed advisable.
Each share of common stock, issued and outstanding, shall be entitled to one vote.
At each election for directors, every shareholder entitled to vote at such election shall have the right to vote, in person or by proxy, the number of shares owned by him for as many persons as there are directors to be elected and for whose election he has a right to vote. It is expressly prohibited for any shareholder to cumulate his votes in any election of directors.
This certificate of amendment to the Articles of Incorporation has been approved in the manner required by the TBOC and by the governing documents of the Corporation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has, subject to the penalties imposed by law for the submission of a materially false or fraudulent instrument, caused this Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation to be signed by a duly authorized officer as of this 1st day of August, 2019.
CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORPORATION
/s/ Bowen S. Diehl
Name: Bowen S. Diehl
Title: Chief Executive Officer