SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
600 North Centennial Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 16, 2013, Gentex Corporation (the "Company") held its 2013 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders. The matters listed and described briefly below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of proxies. The proposals are described in detail in the Company's Proxy Statement filed April 4, 2013. The voting results are as follows:
Election of Directors
The following three individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company to hold office a one (1) year term expiring in 2014:
Shareholder Proposal Requesting that the Board of Directors Issue a Sustainability Report
The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal requesting that the Company's Board of Directors issue a sustainability report:
Shareholder Proposal Requesting that the Board of Directors Adopt a Policy to Require the Chair of the Board, Whenever Possible, be an Independent Member of the Board
The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors adopt as policy to require the Chair of the Board, whenever possible, be an independent member of the Board:
Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's Auditors for the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2013
The shareholders did ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's auditors for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013:
Proposal for Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers
The shareholders did approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers:
Proposal to Approve the 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The shareholders did approve the 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan:
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 20, 2013.
By /s/ Fred Bauer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)