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 9, 2012
HIGHLANDS BANKSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (276) 628-9181
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Highlands Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 9, 2012 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders of the Company elected eight directors to serve for one-year terms and ratified the Company’s appointment of Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for 2012. The voting results for each proposal are as follows:
1. To elect eight directors to serve for terms of one year each expiring at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders:
2. To ratify the appointment of Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.