SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): November 21, 2019
Charles & Colvard, Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
|170 Southport Drive|
|Morrisville, North Carolina||27560|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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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, no par value per share||CTHR||
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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).
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|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on November 21, 2019 (the “Annual Meeting”). The shareholders considered four proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the definitive proxy statement for the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 4, 2019 (the “Proxy Statement”).
Proposal 1: To elect five nominees described in the Proxy Statement to the Company’s Board of Directors. The votes were cast as follows:
|Anne M. Butler||14,012,378||1,040,463||9,218,265|
|Neal I. Goldman||13,571,876||1,480,965||9,218,265|
|Ollin B. Sykes||13,596,835||1,456,006||9,218,265|
All director nominees were duly elected.
Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The votes were cast as follows:
Proposal 2 was approved.
Proposal 3: To vote, on an advisory (nonbinding) basis, to approve executive compensation. The votes were cast as follows:
Proposal 3 was approved.
Proposal 4: To vote, on an advisory (nonbinding) basis, on the frequency of future advisory votes to approve executive compensation. The votes were cast as follows:
|One Year||Two Years||Three Years||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
Proposal 4 was approved for “One Year.”
Based on the results set forth in Proposal 4 above, and consistent with the previous recommendation of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Board of Directors determined on November 21, 2019 that the Company will hold an advisory (nonbinding) vote to approve executive compensation every year until the next required advisory (nonbinding) vote on the frequency of future shareholder advisory votes to approve executive compensation occurs.
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.
|Charles & Colvard, Ltd.|
|November 21, 2019||By:||/s/ Clint J. Pete|
|Clint J. Pete|
|Chief Financial Officer|