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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 14, 2020

 

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Oklahoma

 

001-32886

 

73-0767549

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

20 N. Broadway

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

73102

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (405) 234-9000

Not Applicable.

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

 

CLR

 

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2). Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Continental Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 14, 2020. At the meeting, the Company’s shareholders were requested to:

  elect three Class II members to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2023, or if the proposal contained in the item immediately below is approved, until the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2021;

  approve an amendment to our Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to declassify our Board of Directors so that all directors will be elected on an annual basis, beginning with the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2021;

  ratify the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020; and

  approve, by a non-binding vote, the compensation of the named executive officers.

Each of these items is more fully described in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 2, 2020. The certified results of the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

Proposal No. 1 – Election of directors: The election of each director required the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting. The shareholders elected the following nominees:

Nominee

 

For

   

Withheld

   

Broker Non-Votes

 

William B. Berry (Class II)

   

329,778,902

     

1,987,469

     

18,950,223

 

Shelly Lambertz (Class II)

   

304,604,992

     

27,161,379

     

18,950,223

 

Timothy G. Taylor (Class II)

   

331,137,225

     

629,146

     

18,950,223

 

Proposal No. 2 – Approval of an amendment to the Company’s Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to declassify our Board of Directors: The approval of the amendment to our Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation as set forth in the proxy statement required an affirmative vote from the majority of shares outstanding and entitled to vote on such matter. The shareholders approved the amendment to our Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The voting results are as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

331,491,517

 

148,159

 

126,695

 

18,950,223

Proposal No. 3 – Ratification of selection of independent registered public accounting firm: The ratification of the selection of Grant Thornton LLP required an affirmative vote from the majority of shares present and entitled to vote either in person or by proxy on this matter at the Annual Meeting. The shareholders approved the ratification of the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The voting results are as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

348,654,413

 

1,752,685

 

309,496

 

0

Proposal No.  4 – Approve, by non-binding vote, the compensation of the named executive officers: The approval, by a non-binding vote, of the compensation of the named executive officers required an affirmative vote from the majority of shares present and entitled to vote either in person or by proxy on this matter at the Annual Meeting. The shareholders approved, on a non-binding basis, the compensation of the named executive officers. The voting results are as follows:

For

 

Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker Non-Votes

326,061,119

 

5,404,982

 

300,270

 

18,950,223


SIGNATURE

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.

 

 

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.

 

 

(Registrant)

Dated: May 20, 2020

 

 

             

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Eric S. Eissenstat

 

 

 

Eric S. Eissenstat

 

 

 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer & Secretary

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