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|Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
The annual meeting (the “Annual Meeting”) of the stockholders of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (“we,” “us” or “our”) was held on June 16, 2022.
Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 22, 2022, the record date for the Annual Meeting, were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of the record date, 207,956,625 shares of Velodyne’s common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The holders of a total of 129,752,732 shares of common stock were present at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy, which total constituted a quorum for the Annual Meeting. In deciding all matters at the Annual Meeting, each holder of common stock of Velodyne was entitled to one vote for each share of common stock held as of the close of business on the record date.
The matters voted on at the Annual Meeting are summarized below, and the votes cast with respect to each such matter are set forth below.
Election of Directors. The following nominees were elected by the holders of our common stock to serve as Class II directors to hold office until our 2025 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified.
The two nominees were elected to the Board of Directors and will serve until the 2025 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is elected or appointed. In addition, Mr. Mattes was appointed to the Audit Committee, effective as of June 16, 2022.
Ratification of independent registered public accounting firm. The appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022 was ratified based on the following results of voting:
Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers. On an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers for the year ended December 31, 2021, as disclosed in our proxy statement for our Annual Meeting, was approved by our stockholders based on the following results of voting:
Advisory Vote on the Frequency of Stockholder Vote on Executive Compensation. On an advisory basis, the stockholders indicated their preference that an advisory vote on executive compensation occur annually based on the following results of voting:
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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.
|VELODYNE LIDAR, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Daniel Horwood|
|General Counsel and Secretary|
Date: June 21, 2022