Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report: February 14, 2019

Exact Name of Registrant
I.R.S. Employer
as Specified in Its Charter
File Number
Identification No.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

State of Hawaii
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2900, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
 (808) 543-5662
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On February 14, 2019, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (“HEI”) amended and restated HEI’s Bylaws, effective immediately (as so amended and restated, the “Bylaws”). The amendments (i) add a proxy access right, (ii) update the advance notice bylaws, (iii) require nominees for director to make certain representations and (iv) establish the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.


Article IIIA has been added to the Bylaws to permit a shareholder, or a group of up to 20 shareholders, owning at least 3% of HEI’s outstanding common stock continuously for at least three years to nominate and include in HEI’s proxy materials director nominees constituting up to the greater of two individuals or 20% of the Board, provided that the shareholders and the nominees satisfy the requirements specified in the Bylaws. Proxy access will first be available to shareholders in connection with HEI’s 2020 annual meeting.

Article II, Section 2 and Article III, Section 2, which set forth the advance notice requirements with respect to shareholder proposals and nominations, have been revised to reflect that, beginning with respect to the 2020 annual meeting, in order to be timely, shareholder proposals and nominations must be delivered to HEI’s principal executive officers not less than 90 days nor more than 120 days prior to the anniversary date of the prior year’s annual meeting of shareholders. The amendments to the advance notice bylaws include additional updates and requirements, including requiring disclosure of ownership of derivative securities and that information be updated as of the record date for the meeting.

Article III, Section 14 of the Bylaws was added to require that all nominees for director provide certain information, representations and agreements to HEI in order to be eligible for election.

Article IV of the Bylaws was amended to establish the position of Vice Chairman of the Board.

The foregoing summary of the provisions of the Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Bylaws, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 3.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit 3.1
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., effective February 14, 2019



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 thereunto duly authorized.

/s/ Gregory C. Hazelton
Gregory C. Hazelton
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
   Officer and Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Date: February 19, 2019



Exhibit No.
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., effective February 14, 2019