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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): December 30, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-56160   84-4842958

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer



Post Office Box 470695

Charlotte, NC


(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)




(Former address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


(704) 366-5122

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None


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


Title of each class

Common stock, $0.0001 par value


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


Emerging growth company


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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


(a) Amergent Hospitality Group Inc. (“Amergent”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (“2021 Annual Meeting”) on December 30, 2021, at which the matters set forth below in response to Item 5.07(b) were submitted to a vote of security holders.


As of the close of business on November 22, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 15,706,735 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.0001 par value (“Common Stock”), were outstanding and entitled to vote.


Set forth below are the proposals voted upon at the 2021 Annual Meeting, and the estimated preliminary voting results reported by the Company’s proxy solicitor, Securities Transfer Corporation (the “Proxy Solicitor”), based on the information available to the Proxy Solicitor. Based on the estimated preliminary results from the Proxy Solicitor and subject to the qualifications set forth herein, at least 9,857,899 shares of Common Stock were voted in person or by proxy at the 2021 Annual Meeting, representing more than 62% percent of the shares entitled to be voted.


The numbers depicted may not reflect the actual results, which are being tabulated by the independent inspector of election (the “Inspector of Election”). The Inspector of Election is the only person who will be able to count, tabulate and validate the votes to reflect, among other items: the net effect of legal proxies and other ballots or proxy cards voted at the 2021 Annual Meeting.


These preliminary voting results will ultimately be updated through the filing of an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K to reflect the final certification of results from the Inspector of Election. There can be no assurance that the outcome of the final results will be consistent with the outcome of the estimated vote results indicated on this Form 8-K.


(b) The estimated preliminary voting results from the Proxy Solicitor for the proposals presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting are as follows:


Proposal No. 1


The estimated preliminary votes for and against each nominee and abstentions are set forth below. The five nominees will be elected to the board after certification of the final results by the Inspector of Election.


To elect Michael D. Pruitt, Frederick L. Glick, Keith J. Johnson, Neil G. Kiefer and J. Eric Wagoner to serve a one-year term until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified or until their death, resignation, removal or disqualification:


       Vote       Broker 
   Vote For   Against   Abstentions   Non-Vote 
Michael D. Pruitt   5,948,614    79,904          0    * 
Frederick L. Glick   724,601    121,947    0    *
Keith J. Johnson   5,910,811    116,799    0    * 
Neil G. Kiefer   5,948,484    80,034    0    * 
J. Eric Wagoner   5,911,714    116,804    0    * 


Proposal No. 2


To approve the Amergent 2021 Equity Incentive Plan:


    Vote       Broker 
Vote For   Against   Abstentions   Non-Vote 
 5,634,076    422,275    17,027    * 





Proposal No. 3


To ratify the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:


Vote For   Against   Abstentions 
 9,799,955    54,042    3,902 


Proposal No. 4


To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our Named Executive Officers (as defined in the Proxy Statement) (say-on-pay advisory vote):


Vote For   Against   Abstentions 
 5,622,129    438,422    12,802 


Proposal No. 5


To vote, on an advisory basis, on how frequently we should seek approval from our stockholders, on an advisory basis, of the compensation paid to our Named Executive Officers (say-on-frequency advisory vote):


 One Year    Two Years    Three Years    Abstentions 
 1,061,780    23,733    4,853,834    134,026 


*to be determined and reported on Form 8-K with all final voting results 







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.


Date: January 6, 2022


  Amergent Hospitality Group Inc.
  By: /s/ Michael D. Pruitt
    Michael D. Pruitt
    Chief Executive Officer