LAREDO PETROLEUM,INC. (NYSE:LPI) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

LAREDO PETROLEUM,INC. (NYSE:LPI) 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.

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Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") on May 17, 2018. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders were requested to: (1) elect James R. Levy and Dr. Myles W. Scoggins (the "Class II directors") to serve on the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") for terms of office expiring at the Company's 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and thereafter until his successor is elected and qualified or his earlier resignation or removal, and elect Donald D. Wolf (the "Class III director") to serve on the Board for a term of office expiring at the Company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and thereafter until his successor is elected and qualified or his earlier resignation or removal; (2) ratify the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018; (3) approve an advisory (non-binding) resolution regarding the compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and (4) vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of named executive officer. As of March 20, 2018, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 241,159,073 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and a total of 224,142,681 (approximately 92.94%) were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting, constituting a quorum. The following are the final voting results on proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, each of which is more fully described in the Company's proxy statement filed on March 28, 2018:

1. Each of the Class II directors were elected to the Board to serve a three-year term expiring at the Company's 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and thereafter until his successor is elected and qualified or his earlier resignation or removal, and the Class III director was elected to serve a one-year term expiring at the Company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and thereafter until his successor is elected and qualified or his earlier resignation or removal. Votes regarding the election of these directors were as follows:

NOMINEE

VOTES FOR

WITHHELD

BROKER NON-VOTES

James R. Levy

207,058,537

6,101,709

10,982,435

Dr. Myles W. Scoggins

210,389,987

2,770,259

10,982,435

Donald D. Wolf

209,933,815

3,226,431

10,982,435

2. Grant Thornton LLP was ratified as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. The voting results were as follows:

VOTES FOR

VOTES AGAINST

VOTES ABSTAINED

BROKER NON-VOTES

223,134,521

576,297

431,863

10,982,435

3. The voting results for the advisory (non-binding) resolution regarding the compensation of the Company's named executive officers were as follows:

VOTES FOR

VOTES AGAINST

VOTES ABSTAINED

BROKER NON-VOTES

211,174,630

1,813,903

171,713

10,982,435

4. The voting results for the advisory (non-binding) resolution regarding the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of named executive officers were as follows:

1 YEAR

2 YEARS

3 YEARS

ABSTAIN

211,357,198

219,260

1,476,060

107,728


About LAREDO PETROLEUM,INC. (NYSE:LPI)

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (Laredo) is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties, and the transportation of oil and natural gas from such properties primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Company’s segments include Exploration and production, and Midstream and marketing. The exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties are conducted by the Company through the exploration and development of its acreage in the Permian Basin. It focuses on development activities in over four targets for horizontal drilling (Upper, Middle and Lower Wolfcamp and Cline formations). It has over 131,760 of the net acres in the Permian-Garden City area. The Midstream and marketing segment’s operations are conducted by its subsidiary, Laredo Midstream Services, LLC, which buys, sells, gathers and transports oil, natural gas and water. This system gathers, transports and delivers over 69,000 barrels per day.

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