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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

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

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 8, 2018  (May 7, 2018) 

 

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

   

   

NEVADA 

   

0-26176

   

88-0336997

(State or other jurisdiction of

   

(Commission File Number)

   

(IRS Employer

incorporation)

   

   

   

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

9601 S. MERIDIAN BLVD. 

   

   

ENGLEWOOD,  COLORADO 

   

80112

(Address of principal executive offices)

   

(Zip Code)

 

(303) 723-1000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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:

 

 

 

   

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

   

   

   

   

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

   

   

   

   

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

   

   

   

   

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 


 

Item 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 7, 2018, DISH held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). 

The following matters were voted upon at the Annual Meeting:

a.

The election of George R. Brokaw, James DeFranco, Cantey M. Ergen, Charles W. Ergen, Charles M. Lillis, Afshin Mohebbi, David K. Moskowitz, Tom A. Ortolf, and Carl E. Vogel as directors to serve until the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors shall be duly elected and qualified;

b.

The ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018;  and

c.

The amendment and restatement of our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

The following are the final voting results for each of the items voted upon at the Annual Meeting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broker

Election of directors:

 

For

 

Withheld

 

Abstain

 

Non-Votes

  George R. Brokaw

 

2,555,513,791

 

19,510,259

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  James DeFranco

 

2,506,231,270

 

68,792,780

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Cantey M. Ergen

 

2,505,503,711

 

69,520,339

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Charles W. Ergen

 

2,539,858,444

 

35,165,606

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Charles M. Lillis

 

2,568,467,410

 

6,556,640

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Afshin Mohebbi

 

2,549,886,656

 

25,137,394

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  David K. Moskowitz

 

2,504,794,238

 

70,229,812

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Tom A. Ortolf

 

2,541,154,354

 

33,869,696

 

 -

 

12,730,108

  Carl E. Vogel

 

2,490,101,142

 

84,922,908

 

 -

 

12,730,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  For

 

2,586,359,423

  Against

 

1,337,042

  Abstain

 

57,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amendment and restatement of our Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  For

 

2,574,554,824

  Against

 

400,848

  Abstain

 

68,378

  Broker Non-Votes

 

12,730,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SIGNATURES

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

DISH NETWORK CORPORATION

 

   

 

Date:  May 8, 2018

 

By:  

 

/s/ Timothy A. Messner  

   

   

   

Timothy A. Messner

   

   

   

Executive Vice President and General Counsel