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: May 15, 2021
(Date of earliest event reported)
PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Commission File Number)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(IRS Employer of Identification No.)|
150 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503-1848
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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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, $2.00 par value||PFIS||The Nasdaq Stock Market|
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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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.|
The Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders was held on May 15, 2021. At the annual meeting, the shareholders of the Company voted to elect two directors to the Company’s board of directors, each to serve until the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders and until his or her successor has been selected and qualified; to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers; and to ratify the appointment of Baker Tilly US, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
The names of each director elected at the annual meeting, as well as the number of votes cast for and against, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each director nominee, are as follows:
|Richard S. Lochen, Jr.||3,207,737||746,597||3,617||1,154,249|
|James B. Nicholas||3,040,615||901,918||15,418||1,154,249|
As to the proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, the number of votes cast for and against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, are as follows:
As to the ratification of Baker Tilly US, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, the number of votes cast for and against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, are 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.
|PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Craig W. Best|
|Craig W. Best|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|(Principal Executive Officer)|
|Date: May 18, 2021|