NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) 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 9, 2017, NiSource Inc. (the Company) held its Annual Meeting
of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting). Set forth below are the
matters acted upon by the stockholders of the Company at the Annual
Meeting as described in the Companys Proxy Statement filed on April
5, 2017, and the final voting results for each matter.
Proposal 1: Election of Directors.>The number of votes cast for
and against each nominee, as well as the number of abstentions and
broker non-votes, were as follows:
Name of Nominee
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
Richard A. Abdoo
231,675,847
22,291,539
1,199,943
24,975,441
Peter A. Altabef
251,074,397
2,888,074
1,204,858
24,975,441
Aristides S. Candris
245,896,969
8,162,395
1,107,965
24,975,441
Wayne S. DeVeydt
249,910,465
4,134,886
1,121,978
24,975,441
Joseph Hamrock
248,449,043
5,894,637
823,649
24,975,441
Deborah A. Henretta
247,318,808
6,821,526
1,026,995
24,975,441
Michael E. Jesanis
233,078,517
20,996,826
1,091,986
24,975,441
Kevin T. Kabat
247,949,090
6,151,152
1,067,087
24,975,441
Richard L. Thompson
227,375,772
26,743,422
1,048,135
24,975,441
Carolyn Y. Woo
242,972,386
11,153,357
1,041,586
24,975,441
Each nominee, having received more votes in favor of his or her
election than against election, was elected.
Proposal 2: Ratification of Independent Auditor.>The number of
votes cast for and against this matter, as well as the number of
abstentions, were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
272,197,497
6,783,386
1,161,887
There were no broker non-votes as to Proposal 2.
Proposal 2, having received the affirmative vote of the holders of
at least a majority of the shares of common stock present or
represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting,
was approved.
Proposal 3: Advisory Approval of Named Executive Officer
Compensation.>The number of votes cast for and against this
matter, as well as the number of abstentions, were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
245,570,940
7,885,275
1,711,114
There were 24,975,441 broker non-votes as to Proposal 3.
Proposal 3, having received the affirmative vote of the holders of
at least a majority of the shares of common stock present or
represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting,
was approved on an advisory basis.
Proposal 4: Advisory Approval of the Frequency of Future Advisory
Votes on Named Executive Officer Compensation.>The number of
votes cast for a frequency of One Year, Two Years, and Three Years,
as well as the number of abstentions, were as follows:
Votes for
One Year
Votes for
Two Years
Votes for
Three Years
Abstentions
228,666,542
1,364,299
23,281,100
1,855,388
There were 24,975,441 broker non-votes as to Proposal 4.
For Proposal 4, in light of the vote of the stockholders on this
proposal, the Company has determined to hold future advisory votes
on named executive officer compensation every year until the next
required stockholder vote on the frequency of such votes is
held or until the Board of Directors otherwise determines that a
different frequency for such advisory votes is in the best
interests of the Company’s stockholders.


About NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI)

NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company is engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Company operates through two business segments: Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. The Gas Distribution Operations segment provides natural gas service and transportation for residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana and Massachusetts. Its natural gas distribution operations operate approximately 59,000 miles of pipeline. The Electric Operations segment provides electric service in approximately 20 counties in the northern part of Indiana. The Company’s principal subsidiaries include NiSource Gas Distribution Group, Inc., a natural gas distribution holding company, and NIPSCO, a gas and electric company. NIPSCO owns and operates approximately three coal-fired electric generating stations. NiSource Finance Corporation (NiSource Finance) is a consolidated finance subsidiary of the Company.

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) Recent Trading Information

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) closed its last trading session up +0.05 at 24.15 with 2,015,542 shares trading hands.

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