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): August 10, 2018 (August 7, 2018)
Vista Outdoor Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
262 N University Avenue
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (801) 447-3000
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On August 7, 2018, Vista Outdoor Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company approved a proposal to amend the Company’s amended and restated Certificate of Incorporation to declassify the board of directors (the “Board”) over a three-year period, provide for the annual election of all directors at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders and make certain conforming and technical changes to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amendment”). The Amendment was previously approved by the Board, subject to stockholder approval. The Company filed the Amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State on August 7, 2018, and it became effective immediately upon filing.
Pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended by the Amendment (the “Amended Certificate of Incorporation”), the three-year term for the Class II directors elected at the 2016 annual meeting of stockholders will expire as originally scheduled at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders, the three-year term for the Class III directors elected at the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders will expire as originally scheduled at the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders, and the three-year term for the Class I directors elected at Annual Meeting will expire at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. Director nominees standing for election at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and each annual meeting of stockholders thereafter will be elected to serve a one-year term. Beginning with the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, the phase-in will be complete, all directors will stand for annual elections and the Board will no longer be divided into classes.
In addition, pursuant to the terms of the Amended Certificate of Incorporation, any director elected to serve on the Board at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders or thereafter may be removed from office by the stockholders of the Corporation, with or without cause, by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the outstanding shares of our capital stock entitled to vote thereon.
The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Also on August 7, 2018, the Board of Directors approved the amendment and restatement of the Company’s Bylaws (as so amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”) to reflect the declassification of the Board and make other conforming amendments.
The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 3.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference. Additionally, a copy of the Amended and Restated Bylaws marked to show changes to the former amended and restated Bylaws is included as Exhibit 3.2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Set forth below are the number of votes cast for and against or withheld (as applicable) each matter as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter:
(1) Election of Directors
(2) Advisory Vote on 2018 Named Executive Officer Compensation
(3) Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP
(4) Amendment Vista Outdoor's certificate of incorporation to declassify the Board of Directors
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
/s/ Scott D. Chaplin
Name: Scott D. Chaplin
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date: August 10, 2018