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 2, 2021 (May 27, 2021)
FLOWERS FOODS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA||31757|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (229) 226-9110
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||FLO||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).
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 27, 2021, Flowers Foods, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Thomasville, Georgia for the following purposes and with the following voting results:
To elect twelve nominees as directors of the Company, each to serve for a term of one year until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”):
George E. Deese
Edward J. Casey, Jr.
Thomas C. Chubb, III
Benjamin H. Griswold, IV
Margaret G. Lewis
W. Jameson McFadden
A. Ryals McMullian
James T. Spear
Melvin T. Stith, Ph.D.
Terry S. Thomas
C. Martin Wood III
To hold an advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers:
To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 1, 2022:
To hold a vote on a shareholder proposal regarding political contribution disclosure:
With respect to Proposal 1, each of the nominees for director received a majority of votes cast in the election of directors, and each was elected to serve for a term of one year until the 2022 Annual Meeting.
With respect to Proposals 2 and 3, the votes cast within the voting group favoring each proposal exceeded the votes cast opposing each proposal and therefore passed. The votes cast within the voting group favoring Proposal 4 did not exceed the votes cast opposing Proposal 4 and therefore Proposal 4 was not approved.
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.
|FLOWERS FOODS, INC.|
/s/ R. Steve Kinsey
|Name:||R. Steve Kinsey|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer|
Date: June 2, 2021