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) April 19, 2018
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 19, 2018, AutoNation, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following three proposals and cast their votes as set forth below.
The ten director nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement were elected, each for a term expiring at the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified, based upon the following votes:
Rick L. Burdick
David B. Edelson
Robert R. Grusky
G. Mike Mikan
Alison H. Rosenthal
Jacqueline A. Travisano
The proposal to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018 was approved based upon the following votes:
The stockholder proposal regarding an independent Board chairman was not approved based upon the following votes:
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 20, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company’s stockholders elected Dr. Jacqueline A. Travisano to the Company’s Board of Directors. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
April 20, 2018
/s/ C. Coleman Edmunds
C. Coleman Edmunds
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary