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: May 24, 2022
(Date of earliest event reported)
|ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
(State or other jurisdiction
216 Airport Drive Rochester, New Hampshire
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 603-330-5850
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Class B Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act 1933 (230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (240.12b-2 of this chapter).
☐ Emerging growth company
¨ If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Company’s Annual Meeting of stockholders held on May 20, 2022, there were four items subject to a vote of security holders: (1) the election of nine members of the Board of Directors of the Company; (2) the approval of a new Director Annual Retainer Plan, (3) the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditor, and (4) the approval, by nonbinding vote, of executive compensation.
1.In the vote for the election of nine members of the Board of Directors of the Company, the number of votes cast for, the number of votes withheld from, and broker non-votes as to each of the nominees were as follows:
|Number of Votes For||Number of Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Nominee||Class A||Class B||Class A||Class B||Class A||Class B|
|Erland E. Kailbourne||28,155,762 ||— ||1,651,713 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|John R. Scannell||14,519,798 ||— ||15,287,677 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|Katharine L. Plourde||29,258,613 ||— ||548,862 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|29,687,450 ||— ||110,025 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|Kenneth W. Krueger||29,302,216 ||— ||505,259 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|Mark J. Murphy||28,302,316 ||— ||505,159 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|J. Michel McQuade||29,695,414 ||— ||112,061 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|Christina M. Alvord||29,702,396 ||— ||105,079 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
|Russell E. Toney||29,702,288 ||— ||105,187 ||— ||422,070 ||— |
2.In the vote approve a new Director Annual Retainer Plan, the number of votes case for, the number of votes cast against, the number cast as abstentions, and broker non-votes were as follows:
3.In the vote for the ramification of the appoint of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent auditor, the number of votes cast for, the number of votes cast against, the number cast as abstentions, and broker non-votes were as follows:
4.In the vote to approve, by non-binding vote, executive compensation, the number of votes cast for, the number of votes cast against, the number cast as abstentions, and broker non-votes were as follows:
Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Company notes that all of our director nominees conformed to our overboarding policy, which had been developed considering the policies of various institutional investors and proxy advisory firms, such as ISS. However, based on these voting results and changes in proxy advisor and investor expectations, our Governance Committee anticipates reviewing the Company’s current overboarding policy. In addition, the Company expects that all nominees for election at the annual meeting in 2023 will meet more stringent board limitations.
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.
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
|/s/ Stephen M. Nolan|
Stephen M. Nolan
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Date: May 24, 2022
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