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)    October 5, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




MICHIGAN   0-17988   38-2367843
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)
620 Lesher Place Lansing, Michigan   48912
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 517-372-9200

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

On October 5, 2017, Neogen Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. At the meeting 35,991,670 of the 38,201,867 shares outstanding and entitled to vote were present and voted. The matters listed below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders though the solicitation of proxies. The proposals are described in detail in the Company’s Proxy Statement dated as of, and filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on, August 30, 2017. The voting results are as follows:

Proposal 1 – Election of Directors



  For   Withheld
James L. Herbert   30,835,245   1,228,400
G. Bruce Papesh   30,368,613   1,695,032
Thomas H. Reed   31,577,008   486,637
Darci L. Vetter   30,849,557   1,214,088

Proposal 2 – To Approve, by Non-Binding Vote, the Compensation of Executives

The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy materials.








Broker Non-Vote

31,782,719    164,454    116,189    3,928,308

Proposal 3 – Ratification of the Appointment of the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The shareholders ratified the appointment of BDO USA LLP as the Company’s auditors for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2018.








Broker Non-Vote

35,772,822    162,620    56,227    0

Proposal 4 – To Approve, by Non-Binding Vote, the Frequency of Future Shareholder Advisory votes on Executive Compensation

The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the Board’s recommendation to hold the shareholder advisory vote on executive compensation annually.




Every 2 Years


Every 3 Years




Broker Non-Vote

26,823,783    98,103    5,073,222    68,536    3,928,026


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: October 6, 2017      

/s/ Steven J. Quinlan

      Steven J. Quinlan
      Vice President & CFO