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 (May 9, 2022)


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HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES INC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


001-14445
(Commission File Number)

Maryland
58-0281900
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

780 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(404) 443-2900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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:


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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

HVT

NYSE
Class A Common Stock

HVTA

NYSE

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. ☐




Item 5.07     Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a) On May 9, 2022, Havertys held its annual meeting of stockholders. In the election of directors, the holders of shares of Class A common stock and common stock vote as separate classes in accordance with the Company's Charter.  For all other matters, the holders of shares of common stock and Class A common stock vote together as a single class and holders of common stock are entitled to one vote for each share of stock and holders of Class A common stock are entitled to ten votes for each share of stock.  At the meeting of stockholders, a plurality of votes is required in the election of each class of directors and for all other matters approval requires an affirmative vote of a combined majority of the votes cast.

(b) Represented at the meeting in person or by proxy were 1,143,760 shares of Class A common stock, or approximately 89% of eligible Class A common stock, and 13,928,641 shares of common stock, or approximately 88% of eligible common stock shares.

The final voting results for each proposal, each of which is described in greater detail in Havertys' definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2022, follow below:

Proposal 1:  Election of Class A common stock directors.

The holders of Class A common stock elected all six director nominees at the annual meeting to serve a one-year term.  The voting results were as follows:

Nominee
 
For
   
Withheld
   
Broker
Non-Vote
 
                   
Rawson Haverty, Jr.
   
1,113,100
     
2
     
30,658
 
Mylle H. Mangum
   
1,110,796
     
2,306
     
30,658
 
Vicki R. Palmer
   
1,113,100
     
2
     
30,658
 
Derek G. Schiller
   
1,112,100
     
1,002
     
30,658
 
Clarence H. Smith
   
1,112,100
     
1,002
     
30,658
 
Al Trujillo
   
1,113,100
     
2
     
30,658
 

Proposal 1:     Election of common stock directors.

The holders of common stock elected both director nominees at the annual meeting to serve a one-year term.  The voting results were as follows:

Nominee
 
For
   
Withheld
   
Broker
Non-Vote
 
                   
L. Allison Dukes
   
11,778,742
     
416,265
     
1,733,634
 
G. Thomas Hough
   
12,117,753
     
77,254
     
1,733,634
 



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Proposal 2:    Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.

The stockholders approved the following resolution regarding executive compensation.

“RESOLVED, that the compensation paid to the company’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion is hereby APPROVED.”

The voting results were as follows:

   
For
   
Against
   
Abstain
   
Broker
Non-Vote
 
Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
   
22,868,636
     
402,013
     
55,378
     
2,040,214
 


Proposal 3:     Ratification of Grant Thornton LLP as our independent auditor:

The stockholders ratified the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.  The voting results were as follows:

   
For
   
Against
   
Abstain
   
Broker
Non-Vote
 
Ratification of Grant Thornton LLP
   
25,325,349
     
16,218
     
24,674
     
0
 




SIGNATURES

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.

   
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
 
May 12, 2022
 
By:
 
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Jenny Hill Parker
Senior Vice President, Finance and
Corporate Secretary





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