VECTOR GROUP LTD. (NYSE:VGR) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

VECTOR GROUP LTD. (NYSE:VGR) 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 April 27, 2017, Vector Group Ltd. held its 2017 annual meeting
of stockholders, where stockholders considered and voted upon the
following proposals:
Proposal 1: Election of Directors.
By vote reflected below, each of the directors nominated was
elected.
Nominee
For
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
(1)
Bennett S. LeBow
89,014,367
1,094,489
29,170,949
Howard M. Lorber
87,626,644
2,482,212
29,170,949
Ronald J. Bernstein
87,684,502
2,424,354
29,170,949
Stanley S. Arkin
88,019,798
2,089,057
29,170,949
Henry C. Beinstein
88,952,551
1,156,304
29,170,949
Jeffrey S. Podell
82,690,399
7,418,456
29,170,949
Jean E. Sharpe
82,809,567
7,299,288
29,170,949

(1)
Under the Company’s governing documents, broker
non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the matter acted on.
Proposal 2: Advisory approval of executive compensation (say on
pay).
By vote reflected below, the Companys stockholders approved, on an
advisory basis, the compensation of the Companys named executive
officers.
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
(1)
53,906,583
35,710,588
491,685
29,170,949

(1)
Under the Company’s governing documents, broker
non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the matter acted on.
Proposal 3: Approval of ratification of Deloitte Touche LLP as
independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending
December 31, 2017.
By vote reflected below, the selection of the independent
registered public accounting firm was ratified.
For
Against
Abstain
118,266,382
638,781
374,642
Proposal 4: Advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes
on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
By vote reflected below, the Companys stockholders recommended, on
an advisory basis, that the Company conduct future advisory votes
on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers on
an annual basis.
1 Year
2 Years
3 Years
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
87,052,155
643,353
1,919,378
493,971
29,170,948
After consideration of the recommendation of the Companys
stockholders, the Companys Board of Directors has determined that
the Company will hold future advisory votes on the compensation of
the Companys named executive officers on an annual basis until the
next advisory vote regarding frequency.
Proposal 5: Approval of Policy on Mediation
By vote reflected below, the Companys stockholders did not approve
a stockholder proposal regarding participation in mediation of any
alleged human rights violations involving the Company’s
operations.
For
Against
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
(1)
4,515,558
84,662,232
931,064
29,170,950

(1)
Under the Company’s governing documents, broker
non-votes have no effect on the outcome of the matter acted on.


About VECTOR GROUP LTD. (NYSE:VGR)

Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc. (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries; the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the United States through its Zoom E-Cigs LLC (Zoom) subsidiary, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects. The Company’s business segments include Tobacco, E-Cigarettes and Real Estate. The Tobacco segment consists of the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. The E-Cigarettes segment includes the operations of the Company’s e-cigarette business. The Real Estate segment includes the Company’s investments in New Valley LLC, which includes Douglas Elliman, Escena, Sagaponack and investments in real estate ventures. Liggett’s brand portfolio includes EAGLE 20’s, PYRAMID, GRAND PRIX, LIGGETT SELECT, EVE and USA.

VECTOR GROUP LTD. (NYSE:VGR) Recent Trading Information

VECTOR GROUP LTD. (NYSE:VGR) closed its last trading session up +0.23 at 21.77 with 574,941 shares trading hands.

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