SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2011
TRANS ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
210 Second Street, P.O. Box 393, St. Marys, West Virginia 26170
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (304) 684-7053
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|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
On November 30, 2011, Trans Energy, Inc. (the Company) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Meeting) by way of live webcast. The following matters were submitted to a vote of the Companys stockholders at the Meeting: (i) the election of seven (7) directors, and (ii) the ratification of the appointment of Maloney + Novotny, LLC, as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
The total number of shares of the Companys common stock voted in person or by proxy at the Meeting was 8,413,437, representing approximately 65.4% of the 12,872,078 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting. Each director nominee was elected and the appointment of Maloney + Novotny, LLC as the Companys registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011 was approved by the requisite vote.
Set forth below is the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions for each such matter, including a separate tabulation with respect to each nominee for director, as applicable. There were 2,403,385 broker non-votes with respect to the election of directors and none with respect to the ratification proposal.
Election of Directors
The Companys stockholders approved the slate of directors consisting of seven members to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholder or until their successors are duly elected and qualified, based on the following final voting results:
|Votes For||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
John G. Corp
Loren E. Bagley
William F. Woodburn
Robert L. Richards
Richard L. Starkey
Stephen P. Lucado
Dr. Benjamin H. Thomas
Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Companys stockholders approved the ratification of Maloney + Novotny, LLC as its independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, base on the following final voting results:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|TRANS ENERGY, INC.|
|Date: December 5, 2011||By|
|John G. Corp|