Aircastle Limited
Aircastle LTD (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/22/2018 16:16:26)

 
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 22, 2018 (May 18, 2018)

Aircastle Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Bermuda
001-32959
98-0444035
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


c/o Aircastle Advisor LLC 201 Tresser Boulevard,
Suite 400, Stamford, Connecticut
 
06901
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (203) 504-1020    
    
(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 May 18, 2018, Aircastle Limited (the "Company") held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, at which the matters set forth below, as further described in the Company's Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2018, were voted upon by holders of the Company’s common shares.

Holders of 75,730,053 common shares were present in person or by proxy at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders representing approximately 96% of all outstanding common shares entitled to vote.

1 .
The election of Class III Directors. Each of the following nominees was elected to the Board of Directors.
Nominee
Votes For
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
Giovanni Bisignani
69,365,455
482,361
5,882,237
Takayuki Sakakida
68,217,454
1,630,362
5,882,237
Gentaro Toya
68,078,721
1,769,095
5,882,237
Peter V. Ueberroth
67,452,658
2,395,158
5,882,237
2 .
The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for fiscal year 2018, and authorizing the directors of the Company, acting by the Audit Committee, to determine the independent registered public accounting firm’s fees, were approved.
Votes For
74,484,764
Votes Against
856,107
Abstentions
389,182
3.
(a) The proposed amendment to adopt a majority voting standard in the elections of directors was approved.
Votes For
56,293,273
Votes Against
13,509,242
Abstentions
45,301
Broker Non-Votes
5,882,237







3. (b) The proposed amendment to the advance notice provisions relating to shareholder proposals and director nominations was approved.
Votes For
68,662,099
Votes Against
1,089,800
Abstentions
95,917
Broker Non-Votes
5,882,237

3. (c) The proposal to eliminate provisions related to Fortress Investment Fund III LP and its affiliates, modify certain additional provisions to reflect changes in Bermuda law, and make certain other clarifying changes, was approved.
Votes For
69,429,953
Votes Against
319,462
Abstentions
98,401
Broker Non-Votes
5,882,237

4 .
The advisory vote to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved.
Votes For
55,122,174
Votes Against
14,574,871
Abstentions
150,771
Broker Non-Votes
5,882,237





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 thereunto duly authorized.


AIRCASTLE LIMITED
(Registrant)
 
 
 
BY:
/s/ Christopher L. Beers
 
 
Christopher L. Beers
 
 
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Date: May 22, 2018