RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

RUTHS HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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Item5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company held on May
25, 2017, the stockholders of the Company voted on: (i) the
election of each of the Companys seven (7) nominees to serve on
the Companys Board of Directors until the next annual meeting;
(ii) an advisory resolution to approve named executive officer
compensation; (iii) an advisory resolution on the frequency of
future advisory votes on executive compensation; and (4) the
ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys
independent registered public accounting firm.

The results of the voting were as follows:

Election of Directors

Votes For

Votes

Against

Abstentions

Broker Non-

votes

Michael P. ODonnell

24,990,792

1,003,031

3,701

3,716,659

Robin P. Selati

24,982,216

1,011,965

3,343

3,716,659

Giannella Alvarez

25,922,823

71,358

3,343

3,716,659

Mary L. Baglivo

25,916,517

77,665

3,342

3,716,659

Carla R. Cooper

24,982,883

1,011,140

3,501

3,716,659

Bannus B. Hudson

25,777,069

217,111

3,344

3,716,659

Robert S. Merritt

25,923,608

70,573

3,343

3,716,659

Accordingly, each of the seven (7) nominees received a majority
of votes cast and therefore was elected to serve as a director.

Votes For

Votes

Against

Abstentions

Broker

Non-votes

Advisory Resolution to Approve Named Executive
Officer Compensation

24,360,490

1,549,361

87,673

3,716,659

Accordingly, a majority of votes were cast in favor of the
resolution to approve named executive officer compensation and
the resolution was approved.

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

Abstentions

Broker

Non-votes

Advisory Resolution on the Frequency of Future
Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation

18,929,157

91,845

6,965,011

11,511

3,716,659

Accordingly, the majority of votes were cast in favor of the one
year option with respect to the frequency of future advisory
votes on named executive officer compensation. Based on these
results, the Board of Directors has determined that the Company
will hold advisory votes on named executive officer compensation
every year until the next required advisory vote on the frequency
of such votes.

Votes For

Votes

Against

Abstentions

Ratification of the Appointment of KPMG
LLP

28,561,243

1,146,281

6,659

Accordingly, a majority of votes were cast in favor of the
proposal, and the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys
independent registered public accounting firm was ratified.


About RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH)

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. develops and operates fine dining restaurants under the name, Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The Company operates through two segments. As of December 25, 2016, the Company-owned steakhouse restaurant segment included 68 Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants and one Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurant, and the franchise operations segment included 81 franchisee-owned Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants. Its restaurant’s menu features a selection of Prime and Choice grade steaks, and other offerings. Its menu also includes lamb chops, fish, shrimp, crab, chicken and lobster. Its Ruth’s Chris restaurants offer 10 to 13 appetizer items, including Orleans-style barbequed shrimp, mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat, lobster bisque and osso bucco ravioli. It also offers a range of potatoes and vegetables as side dishes. For dessert, creme brulee, white chocolate bread pudding, cheesecake, fresh seasonal berries with sweet cream sauce and other selections are available.

RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) Recent Trading Information

RUTH’S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:RUTH) closed its last trading session up +0.25 at 21.70 with 264,299 shares trading hands.

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