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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 12, 2022

 

Commission File Number

Exact Name of Registrant as
Specified in Charter;

State of Incorporation;

Address and Telephone Number

IRS Employer

Identification Number

 

1-14756

 

Ameren Corporation

(Missouri Corporation)

1901 Chouteau Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63103

(314) 621-3222

 

 

43-1723446

1-2967

Union Electric Company

(Missouri Corporation)

1901 Chouteau Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63103

(314) 621-3222

43-0559760
     
1-3672 Ameren Illinois Company
(Illinois Corporation)
10 Executive Drive
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
(618) 343-8150
37-0211380

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrants under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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 per share

 

AEE

 

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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

  Emerging Growth Company  
Ameren Corporation ¨  
Union Electric Company ¨  
Ameren Illinois 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.

 

Ameren Corporation ¨  
Union Electric Company ¨  
Ameren Illinois Company ¨  

 

 

 

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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

At the annual meeting of shareholders of Ameren Corporation ("Ameren"), held on May 12, 2022 (the "Annual Meeting"), Ameren's shareholders approved the Ameren Corporation 2022 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the "2022 Plan"). The 2022 Plan was previously approved by Ameren's Board of Directors ("Board") on February 11, 2022, subject to shareholder approval. The 2022 Plan has been established to replace, on a prospective basis, the Ameren Corporation 2014 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2014 Plan”), which was previously approved by shareholders and expires on April 24, 2024.

 

The 2022 Plan permits the grant of restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock options (incentive stock options and nonqualified stock options), stock appreciation rights, performance awards, cash-based awards and other stock-based awards. The 2022 Plan will be administered by the Human Resources Committee of the Board, or a subcommittee thereof, or any other committee designated by the Board to administer the 2022 Plan.

 

A total of 8,842,321 shares of common stock is available for grants under the 2022 Plan, representing 1,342,321 shares transferred from the 2014 Plan, plus 7,500,000 new shares. The number of shares available for grant is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances described in the 2022 Plan.

 

The Board may terminate or amend the 2022 Plan at any time; provided, however, that amendment of the 2022 Plan will be subject to stockholder approval in certain circumstances. The 2022 Plan will expire and no grants will be made thereunder on or after May 12, 2032.

 

This description of the 2022 Plan is a summary only and is qualified by reference to the 2022 Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto. A more complete description of the terms of the 2022 Plan can be found in “Item 3 - Approval of the Ameren Corporation 2022 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan” on pages 82 to 86 of the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2022, which description is incorporated by reference herein.

 

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

 

At the annual meeting of shareholders of each of Ameren, Union Electric Company, doing business as Ameren Missouri (“Ameren Missouri”), and Ameren Illinois Company, doing business as Ameren Illinois (“Ameren Illinois”), held on May 12, 2022, the matters listed below were submitted to a vote of each company’s respective shareholders.

 

Ameren

 

Item (1): Election of Directors

The following individuals (comprising Ameren’s full Board of Directors) were elected:

 

Name   Votes For     Votes Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
Warner L. Baxter     188,065,856       3,405,770       523,402       24,016,221  
Cynthia J. Brinkley     189,536,379       1,885,927       572,722       24,016,221  
Catherine S. Brune     184,062,244       7,354,136       578,648       24,016,221  
J. Edward Coleman     188,588,244       2,799,843       606,941       24,016,221  
Ward H. Dickson     188,962,218       2,439,823       592,987       24,016,221  
Noelle K. Eder     186,516,207       4,909,193       569,628       24,016,221  
Ellen M. Fitzsimmons     188,738,109       2,673,891       583,028       24,016,221  
Rafael Flores     186,740,257       4,650,949       603,822       24,016,221  
Richard J. Harshman     189,530,559       1,859,244       605,225       24,016,221  
Craig S. Ivey     189,475,733       1,923,492       595,803       24,016,221  
James C. Johnson     180,669,135       10,727,132       598,761       24,016,221  
Steven H. Lipstein     185,453,928       5,935,866       605,234       24,016,221  
Martin J. Lyons, Jr.     189,718,841       1,719,553       556,634       24,016,221  
Leo S. Mackay, Jr.     188,745,959       2,647,849       601,220       24,016,221  

 

 

 

 

 

Item (2): Advisory Approval of Executive Compensation

 

Vote Result   Votes For     Votes Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
Approved     181,854,347       9,092,858       1,047,823       24,016,221  

 

Item (3): Approval of the Ameren Corporation 2022 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan

 

Vote Result   Votes For     Votes Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
Approved     185,274,388       5,652,229       1,068,411       24,016,221  

 

Item (4): Ratification of the Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022

 

Vote Result   Votes For     Votes Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
Approved     206,390,936       8,810,956       809,357        

 

Ameren Missouri

 

Item (1): Election of Directors

 

At Ameren Missouri’s annual meeting, the following individuals (comprising Ameren Missouri’s full Board of Directors) were elected: Bhavani Amirthalingam, Mark C. Birk, Fadi M. Diya, Michael L. Moehn, and Chonda J. Nwamu. Each individual received 102,123,834 votes for election and no withheld votes, abstentions or broker non-votes.

 

Ameren Illinois

 

Item (1): Election of Directors

 

At Ameren Illinois’ annual meeting, the following individuals (comprising Ameren Illinois’ full Board of Directors) were elected: Richard J. Mark, Michael L. Moehn, Chonda J. Nwamu, Patrick E. Smith and David N. Wakeman. Each individual received 25,452,373 votes for election and no withheld votes, abstentions or broker non-votes.

 

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)       Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number   Title
10.1   2022 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)

 

___________________________

 

This combined Form 8-K is being filed separately by Ameren Corporation, Union Electric Company and Ameren Illinois Company (each a “registrant”). Information contained herein relating to any individual registrant has been filed by such registrant on its own behalf. No registrant makes any representation as to information relating to any other registrant.

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. The signature for each undersigned company shall be deemed to relate only to matters having reference to such company or its subsidiaries.

 

  AMEREN CORPORATION
  (Registrant)
     
  By: /s/ Chonda J. Nwamu  
  Name: Chonda J. Nwamu
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
   
  UNION ELECTRIC COMPANY
  (Registrant)
     
  By: /s/ Chonda J. Nwamu  
  Name: Chonda J. Nwamu
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
   
  AMEREN ILLINOIS COMPANY
  (Registrant)
     
  By: /s/ Chonda J. Nwamu  
  Name: Chonda J. Nwamu
  Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

Date: May 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

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