SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): June 15, 2022
New Fortress Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
111 W. 19th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (516) 268-7400
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock||NFE|
NASDAQ Global Select Market
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) held on June 15, 2022, the stockholders of New Fortress Energy Inc. (the “Company”) voted on the matters described below:
1.The Company’s stockholders elected three Class III directors, who comprise all the directors of such class, to serve until the 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified. The numbers of shares that voted for the election of such directors, withheld authority to vote for such directors, and represented broker non-votes with respect to this proposal are summarized in the table below:
|Director Nominee||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes*|
|Desmond Iain Catterall||134,239,385||18,291,750||16,453,627|
|Wesley R. Edens||135,785,293||16,745,842||16,453,627|
|Randal A. Nardone||137,474,496||15,056,639||16,453,627|
2.The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. The numbers of shares that voted for, against and abstained from voting for or against the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP are summarized in the table below:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions|
* Broker non-votes are instances where a broker holding shares of record for a beneficial owner does not vote the shares because it has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner and therefore is precluded by the rules of the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) from voting on a particular matter. Under Nasdaq rules, when a broker holding shares in “street name” does not receive voting instructions from a beneficial owner, the broker has discretionary authority to vote on certain routine matters but is prohibited from voting on non-routine matters. Brokers who do not receive instructions are not entitled to vote on the election of directors, but they are entitled to vote on the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm.
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.
| ||NEW FORTRESS ENERGY INC.|
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|Date: June 17, 2022||By:||/s/ Christopher S. Guinta|
| ||Name:||Christopher S. Guinta|
| ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer|