Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 18, 2012



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Maryland 0-51856 20-4465271
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization) File Number) Identification No.)
100 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island   02840
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (401) 847-5500


Not Applicable

(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


The 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Newport Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 17, 2012 (the “Annual Meeting”).  The matters considered and voted on by the Company’s stockholders at the Annual Meeting and the vote of the stockholders was as follows:


Matter 1. The election of four directors, each for a three-year term.


Nominee Shares Voted For Shares Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Donald N. Kaull 2,321,682 435,090 500,711
Arthur P. Macauley 2,365,351 391,421 500,711
Nino Moscardi 2,363,838 392,934 500,711
Barbara Saccucci-Radebach 2,321,655 435,117 500,711


Matter 2.  The ratification of the appointment of Wolf & Company, P.C. as the Company’s independent public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012.


Shares Voted For Shares Voted Against Abstentions
2,826,818 427,287 3,378








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.



Date: May 18, 2012 By: /s Kevin M. McCarthy
    Kevin M. McCarthy
    President and Chief Executive Officer