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): June 7, 2019
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Republic of the Marshall Islands
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS employer identification no.)
300 First Stamford Place, 5th Floor
Stamford, CT 06902
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code): (203) 276-8100
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report): None
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 7, 2019, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., a Republic of the Marshall Islands corporation (the “Company”) held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). There were a total of 73,149,114 shares of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 67,278,805 shares of Common Stock, constituting a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, were represented at the Annual Meeting either in person or by proxy, and accordingly a quorum was present. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on the following matters and cast their votes as described below.
1. The following persons were elected as directors of the Company to serve until the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until his or her respective successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal, by the following number of votes:
Paul M. Leand, Jr.
Randee E. Day
Justin A. Knowles
2. The ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm to audit the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 was approved by the following number of votes:
3. The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, was approved, on an advisory, non-binding basis, by the following number of votes:
4. The Company's Amended and Restated 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, was approved by the following number of votes:
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.
EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC.
Dated: June 7, 2019
/s/ Frank De Costanzo
Frank De Costanzo
Chief Financial Officer