SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): April 20, 2017
RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
2200 Rand Building, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters on a Vote of Security Holders
The 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Rand Capital Corporation (the Company) was held on April 20, 2017. Proxies were solicited pursuant to the Companys proxy statement filed on March 8, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. There was no solicitation in opposition to the Companys solicitation. Set forth below is a brief description of each matter voted on at the Annual Meeting and the final voting results.
Proposal 1. The election of six Directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors have been elected and qualified. In accordance with the results below, each nominee as listed in the proxy statement was re-elected to serve as a director.
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
Allen F. Grum
Erland E. Kailbourne
Ross B. Kenzie
Reginald B. Newman II
Jayne K. Rand
Robert M. Zak
Proposal 2. Advisory vote on executive compensation. In accordance with the results below, the compensation was approved (on a non-binding basis).
Proposal 3. Advisory vote on the frequency of holding future advisory votes on executive compensation. The results of the vote were as follows:
The results of the shareholder vote with respect to the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation were consistent with the recommendation of the Companys Board of Directors that such vote be held every year. Accordingly, the Companys Board of Directors has decided to hold an annual advisory say-on-pay vote until the next required vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation.
Proposal 4. The ratification of the selection of Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2017. In accordance with the results below, the selection of Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. was ratified.
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.
|RAND CAPITAL CORPORATION|
|Date: April 21, 2017|
|Name:||Allen F. Grum|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|