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 17, 2021
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
|1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2020|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 445-3200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
|Common Units Representing Limited Partner Interests||BSM||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.
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. (the “Partnership”) held its 2021 annual meeting of limited partners (the “Annual Meeting”) on June 17, 2021 via live webcast for the following purposes: (1) to elect directors to the board of directors of Black Stone Minerals GP, L.L.C., the Partnership’s general partner (the “General Partner”), each to serve until the 2022 annual meeting of limited partners and thereafter until such director’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified, or until such director’s earlier death, resignation, or removal, (2) to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Partnership’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021, and (3) to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the General Partner’s named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Each of these items is more fully described in the Partnership’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2021.
Proposal 1 – Election of Directors
Each of the ten nominees for director was duly elected by the Partnership’s unitholders, with votes as follows:
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Vote|
Carin M. Barth
Thomas L. Carter, Jr.
D. Mark DeWalch
Jerry V. Kyle, Jr.
Michael C. Linn
John H. Longmaid
William N. Mathis
William E. Randall
Alexander D. Stuart
Allison K. Thacker
Proposal 2 – Ratification of Appointment of the Partnership’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Partnership’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 was ratified by the Partnership’s unitholders, with votes as follows:
Proposal 3 – Approval, on a Non-binding Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the General Partner’s Named Executive Officers
The compensation of the General Partner’s named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 was approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, by the Partnership’s unitholders, with votes 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.
|BLACK STONE MINERALS, L.P.|
|By:||Black Stone Minerals GP, L.L.C.,|
|its general partner|
|Date: June 23, 2021||By:|
/s/ Steve Putman
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary|