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): May 4, 2012
FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (the "Company") held its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2012. There were 23,364,243 shares of common stock of the Company entitled to vote at the meeting and a total of 22,047,728 (94.36%) were represented at the meeting, in person or by proxy.
The items voted upon at the annual meeting and the results of the vote on each proposal were as follows:
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
To elect Jerome D. Brady and David M. Wathen as directors for terms expiring at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. Each nominee for director was elected by a vote of the shareholders as follows:
Proposal 2 - Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the 2012 Fiscal Year
To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2012 fiscal year. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:
Proposal 3 - Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
To consider, on an advisory basis, the executive compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement. The advisory vote on approval of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers was approved by the shareholders as follows:
Proposal 4 - Approval of the Franklin Electric Co., Inc. 2012 Stock Plan
To approve the Franklin Electric Co., Inc. 2012 Stock Plan. The proposal was approved by a vote of the shareholders as follows:
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.
FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.