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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

October 26, 2021
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Ohio
1-2299
34-0117420
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One Applied Plaza
Cleveland
Ohio
44115
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(216) 426-4000
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

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):

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, without par value AIT 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

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.
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ITEM 5.07    SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

    An annual meeting of the shareholders of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. was held on October 26, 2021. At that meeting, there were 38,532,251 shares of common stock entitled to vote. The shareholders voted on the matters submitted to the meeting as follows (as rounded):

1.    Election of three persons to be directors for a term of three years:    

Name Shares Voted For Election Shares As To Which Voting Authority Withheld Broker
Non-Votes
Madhuri A. Andrews 34,659,251 1,009,510 1,063,411
Peter A. Dorsman 33,553,858 2,114,903 1,063,411
Vincent K. Petrella 34,377,943 1,290,818 1,063,411

The terms of the following directors continued after the meeting: Mary Dean Hall, Dan P. Komnenovich, Robert J. Pagano, Jr., Joe A. Raver, Neil A. Schrimsher, and Peter C. Wallace.

2.    A nonbinding advisory vote to approve the compensation of Applied's named executive officers as described in Applied's proxy statement dated September 10, 2021:

    
Shares Voted For Shares Voted Against Shares Abstained From Voting Broker
Non-Votes
34,554,658 976,070 138,033 1,063,411

3.    Ratification of the Audit Committee's appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Applied's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

        
Shares Voted For Ratification Shares Voted Against Ratification Shares Abstained From Voting
35,930,380 770,019 31,773








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, thereunto duly authorized.

APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Registrant)
By: /s/ Fred D. Bauer
Fred D. Bauer, Vice President-General Counsel & Secretary
Date: October 26, 2021


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