WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION (NYSE:WAL) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION (NYSE:WAL) 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.

On June 12, 2018, Western Alliance Bancorporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The total number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share, voted in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting was 98,102,344, representing 92.69% of the 105,857,628 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. All matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting were approved with the required votes. The matters that were voted upon at the Annual Meeting, and the number of votes cast for or against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as to each such matter are set forth below.

Proposal 1 Election of Directors

The Company’s stockholders elected fourteen directors to each serve for a one-year term expiring in 2019. The voting results were as follows:

VOTESFOR

VOTES AGAINST

ABSTENTIONS

BROKER NON-VOTES

Bruce Beach

86,275,005

1,431,915

1,178,219

9,235,205

William S. Boyd

85,722,111

1,437,371

1,725,657

9,235,205

Howard N. Gould

87,841,838

707,424

335,877

9,235,205

Steven J. Hilton

79,341,606

5,628,375

3,915,158

9,235,205

Marianne Boyd Johnson

83,640,954

108,473

5,135,712

9,235,205

Robert P. Latta

88,416,892

139,124

329,123

9,235,205

Cary Mack

86,790,416

938,010

1,156,713

9,235,205

Todd Marshall

82,804,253

941,833

5,139,053

9,235,205

James E. Nave, D.V.M.

82,610,511

964,374

5,310,254

9,235,205

Michael Patriarca

88,661,623

29,684

193,832

9,235,205

Robert Gary Sarver

86,610,180

939,036

1,335,923

9,235,205

Donald D. Snyder

80,094,385

1,446,501

7,344,253

9,235,205

Sung Won Sohn, Ph.D.

88,707,705

33,456

143,978

9,235,205

Kenneth A. Vecchione

87,825,884

113,024

946,231

9,235,205

Proposal 2 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Executive Compensation

The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, executive compensation. The voting results were as follows:

VOTES FOR

VOTES AGAINST

ABSTENTIONS

BROKER NON-VOTES

86,906,755

1,914,949

63,435

9,235,205

Proposal 3 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Frequency of Executive Compensation Votes

The Company’s stockholders selected, on a non-binding advisory basis, every year as the frequency with which the Company should hold votes on executive compensation. The voting results were as follows:

EVERYYEAR

TWOYEARS

THREEYEARS

ABSTENTIONS

86,444,716

998,705

1,335,022

106,696

Proposal 4 Ratification of Auditor

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December31, 2018. The voting results were as follows:

VOTES FOR

VOTES AGAINST

ABSTENTIONS

BROKER NON-VOTES

95,913,317

2,176,681

30,346


About WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION (NYSE:WAL)

Western Alliance Bancorporation is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of deposits, lending, treasury management and online banking products and services through its banking subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank (the Bank). The Company’s segments are Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, Northern California, Central Business Line (CBL), and Corporate & Other. The Company’s Arizona, Nevada, Southern California and Northern California segments provide full-service banking and related services to their respective markets. The Company’s CBL segment provides banking services to niche markets and includes the operations of Bridge Bank. The Bank’s full-service banking divisions include Alliance Bank of Arizona (ABA) in Arizona, Bank of Nevada (BON) in Southern Nevada, Bridge Bank in Northern California, First Independent Bank (FIB) in Northern Nevada and Torrey Pines Bank (TPB) in Southern California.

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