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): May 17, 2021 (May 14, 2021)
GOLDMAN SACHS BDC, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|200 West Street, New York, New York||10282|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 902-0300
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||GSBD||The New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 5.07 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 14, 2021, Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, stockholders considered two proposals as described in the Company’s proxy statement filed on April 2, 2021. The issued and outstanding shares of stock of the Company entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting consisted of 101,599,020 shares of common stock outstanding on the record date, April 1, 2021. The final results of the voting on the matters submitted to stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.
Proposal 1: By the vote shown below, the stockholders elected all three nominees for Class I directors. The Class I directors will serve until the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. The election of the nominees required a majority of the votes cast by all stockholders present, in person or by proxy, at the Annual Meeting. Under the Company’s bylaws, a majority of votes cast means that the number of votes cast “for” a director’s election exceeds the number of votes cast “against” that director’s election (with “abstentions” and “broker non-votes” not counted as a vote cast either “for” or “against” that director’s election).
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-|
Carlos E. Evans
Timothy J. Leach
Susan B. McGee
Proposal 2: By the vote shown below, the stockholders ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. Approval of Proposal 2 required a majority of the votes by all stockholders present, in person or by proxy, at the Annual Meeting.
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.
|GOLDMAN SACHS BDC, INC.|
|Date: May 17, 2021||By:|
/s/ Brendan McGovern
|Name: Brendan McGovern|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer and President|