Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 22, 2019

(Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-33913   26-1561397

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

1800 West Loop South, Suite 1500,

Houston, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 713-961-4600



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

On March 22, 2019, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, pursuant to notice and proxy mailed on or about February 27, 2019, to the Company’s stockholders of record as of January 30, 2019. There were 33,296,829 shares of common stock entitled to vote at the meeting, and a total of 30,928,986 shares were represented at the meeting in person or by proxy.

At the Annual Meeting, six directors were elected for terms expiring at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting, with the following tabulation of votes for each nominee:


Director Nominee

   Votes For      Votes
     Abstain      Broker
     Percent of
Shares Cast in
Favor *

Robert R. Buck

     29,105,055        699,139        14,542        1,110,250        97.65

Susan F. Davis

     29,274,283        530,304        14,149        1,110,250        98.22

William C. Griffiths

     28,892,785        910,935        15,016        1,110,250        96.94

Donald R. Maier

     29,532,575        270,205        15,956        1,110,250        99.09

Joseph D. Rupp

     29,281,570        522,148        15,018        1,110,250        98.25

Curtis M. Stevens

     29,410,083        393,634        15,019        1,110,250        98.68


















Excludes Abstentions and Broker Non-Votes

In addition to the election of directors, stockholders at the Annual Meeting took the following actions:



Provided an advisory “say on pay” vote approving the Company’s executive compensation programs; and



Ratified the Audit Committee’s appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2019;

The tabulation of votes for these proposals is set forth below:



   Votes For      Votes
     Abstain      Broker
     Percent of
Shares Cast in
Favor *

Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation

     29,487,407        317,504        13,824        1,110,250        98.93

Ratification of Company’s Independent Auditor

     30,881,702        35,981        11,303        —          99.88



Excludes Abstentions and Broker Non-Votes


Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





(Date) March 22, 2019     /s/ Kevin P. Delaney
    Kevin P. Delaney
    Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary