ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION (NYSE:ATO) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION (NYSE:ATO) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders on February 7, 2018, of the 110,958,181 total shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote,a total of 99,823,932 shares were represented, constituting an 89.96% quorum. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of our shareholders at the annual meeting are as follows:

Proposal No. 1: All of the board’s nominees for director were elected by our shareholders to serve until the company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are elected and qualified, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:

Nominee

For

Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

Robert W. Best

82,442,602

1,160,251

111,953

16,109,126

Kim R. Cocklin

82,715,481

794,870

204,455

16,109,126

Kelly H. Compton

83,201,671

388,703

124,432

16,109,126

Richard W. Douglas

82,803,961

787,686

123,159

16,109,126

Ruben E. Esquivel

83,187,499

401,715

125,592

16,109,126

Rafael G. Garza

83,186,371

404,092

124,343

16,109,126

Richard K. Gordon

81,843,880

1,753,212

117,714

16,109,126

Robert C. Grable

82,909,227

685,687

119,892

16,109,126

Michael E. Haefner

83,124,095

475,158

115,553

16,109,126

Nancy K. Quinn

82,555,484

1,049,253

110,069

16,109,126

Richard A. Sampson

83,297,499

298,761

118,546

16,109,126

Stephen R. Springer

82,508,284

1,093,350

113,172

16,109,126

Richard Ware II

82,118,775

1,471,264

124,767

16,109,126

Proposal No. 2: The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2018 was ratified by our shareholders, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:

For

Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

98,569,791

1,080,583

173,558

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Proposal No. 3: Our shareholders approved, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of our named executive officers for fiscal 2017, with the vote totals as set forth in the table below:

For

Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

72,849,526

10,522,861

342,419

16,109,126

Item 8.01.Other Events.

On February 7, 2018, the independent directors of the company’s board designated director Richard K. Gordon as Lead Director.


About ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION (NYSE:ATO)

Atmos Energy Corporation is engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The Company operates through three segments: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes the pipeline and storage operations of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division, and nonregulated segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas management, nonregulated natural gas transmission, storage and other services. The Company’s nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, marketing, transportation and storage services to municipalities, local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial customers principally in the Midwest and Southeast.

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