Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 3, 2017, Hardinge Inc. (the Company) held its 2017 Annual
Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting). The total number of
shares (excluding fractional amounts) of the Companys common
stock, par value $0.01 per share, voted in person or by proxy at
the Annual Meeting was 11,692,604 representing approximately 90%
of the 12,926,716 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the
Annual Meeting. All non-advisory matters voted upon at the Annual
Meeting were approved with the required votes. The Companys
shareholders also voted on an advisory basis in favor of the
Companys executive compensation policies. The matters that were
voted upon at the Annual Meeting, and the number of votes cast
for, against or withheld, as well as the number of the
abstentions and broker non-votes as to each such matter, where
applicable, are set forth below:
Proposal 1>Proposed Amendments to the Companys Restated
Certificate of Incorporation, As Amended
The Companys shareholders approved the proposed amendments to the
Companys restated certificate of incorporation, as amended to,
among other things, declassify the Companys Board of Directors
and provide for the annual election of directors. The voting
results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
11,516,577
53,834
122,193
Proposal 2>>Election of Directors
The Companys shareholders elected five directors. Given that the
shareholders approved to declassify the Companys Board of
Directors in Proposal 1 at the Annual Meeting, each director
elected at the Annual Meeting shall serve for a one-year term
expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting, or when their respective
successors have been duly elected and qualified. The voting
results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
Richard R. Burkhart
9,408,335
426,619
1,857,650
B. Christopher DiSantis
9,378,361
456,593
1,857,650
Ryan J. Levenson
9,318,667
516,287
1,857,650
James Silver
9,409,323
425,631
1,857,650
R. Tony Tripeny
9,183,422
651,532
1,857,650
Proposal 3>>Ratification of the Appointment of Independent
Auditor
The Companys shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst Young
LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year
ending December 31, 2017. The voting results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
11,531,167
136,686
24,751
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Proposal 4>Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
The Companys shareholders voted on an advisory basis in favor of
the Companys executive compensation policies and practices. The
voting results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
9,422,934
86,530
325,490
1,857,650
– 3 –


About Hardinge Inc.> (NASDAQ:HDNG)

Hardinge Inc. (Hardinge) is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in precision computer numerically controlled metalcutting machines and workholding technology solutions. The Company supplies high precision computer controlled metalcutting turning machines, grinding machines, machining centers and repair parts related to those machines. It also engineers and supplies high precision, standard and specialty workholding devices, and other machine tool accessories. It operates through two segments: Metalcutting Machine Solutions (MMS), and Aftermarket Tooling and Accessories (ATA). The MMS segment includes high precision computer controlled metalcutting turning machines, vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, and grinding machines. The ATA segment includes products, primarily collets and chucks that are purchased by manufacturers throughout the lives of their Hardinge or other branded machines.

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