SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 28, 2014
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10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33913
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|Section 5||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders|
|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders|
Alico Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on February 28, 2014. There were 7,274,339 shares of common stock entitled to be voted and 6,849,106 shares were voted in person or by proxy. The Company’s inspector of elections certified the following vote tabulations:
Proposal 1: The following nominees were elected to serve on the Board of Directors:
|George R. Brokaw||5,234,996||—||539,805||1,074,305|
|Adam D. Compton||5,745,424||—||29,377||1,074,305|
|R. Greg Eisner||5,747,443||—||27,358||1,074,305|
|Benjamin D. Fishman||5,747,423||—||27,378||1,074,305|
|W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.||5,747,490||—||27,311||1,074,305|
|Ramon A. Rodriguez||5,740,271||—||34,530||1,074,305|
|Henry R. Slack||5,748,021||—||26,780||1,074,305|
|Remy W. Trafelet||5,746,960||—||27,841||1,074,305|
|Clayton G. Wilson||5,747,908||—||26,893||1,074,305|
Proposal 2: The ratification of the Audit Committee’s selection of McGladrey LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2014.
Proposal 3: The advisory approval of the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement.
|Section 9||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Alico, Inc. Press Release dated March 5, 2014.|
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: March 5, 2014||
/s/ W. Mark Humphrey
|Name:||W. Mark Humphrey|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
Alico, Inc. Announces Election of Directors
Fort Myers, FL, March 5, 2014 — Alico, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ALCO), an American agribusiness and land management company, announced at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on Friday, February 28, 2014, the shareholders of the Company elected George R. Brokaw, Adam D. Compton, R. Greg Eisner, Benjamin D. Fishman, W. Andrew Krusen, Jr., Ramon A. Rodriguez, Henry R. Slack, Remy W. Trafelet and Clayton G. Wilson to serve as the Company's Board of Directors.
At its Board Meeting following the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors elected Henry R. Slack, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and made the following committee appointments:
Chairperson: Remy W. Trafelet
Benjamin D. Fishman
Henry R. Slack
George R. Brokaw
Chairperson and Financial Expert: Ramon A. Rodriguez
Adam D. Compton
W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.
Chairperson: R. Greg Eisner
George R. Brokaw
W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.
Nominating and Corporate Governance:
Chairperson: George R. Brokaw
Adam D. Compton
Benjamin D. Fishman
Ramon A. Rodriguez
The Board of Directors also re-appointed the following officers:
|President and Chief Executive Officer:||Clayton G. Wilson|
|Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer:||Ken Smith, Ph.D.|
|Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and|
|Assistant Secretary:||W. Mark Humphrey|
|Treasurer:||Steven C. Lewis|
|Corporate Secretary:||A. Denise Plair|
About Alico, Inc.
Alico, Inc. (“Alico”) is an American agribusiness and land management company built for today’s world and known for its legacy of achievement and innovation in citrus, sugar, cattle and resource conservation. We own approximately 130,800 acres of land in six Florida counties (Alachua, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Polk). Our principal lines of business are citrus groves, improved farmland including sugar cane, cattle ranching and conservation, and related support operations. We also receive royalties from rock mining and oil production. Our mission is to create value for our customers, clients and shareholders by managing existing lands to their optimal current income and total returns, opportunistically acquiring new agricultural assets and producing high quality agricultural products while exercising responsible environmental stewardship.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on Alico’s current expectations about future events and can be identified by terms such as “plans,” “expect,” “may,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should be,” “will be,” “is likely to,” “believes,” and similar expressions referring to future periods.
Alico believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable but cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, Alico cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause future outcomes to differ materially from those foreseen in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in laws, regulation and rules; weather conditions that affect production, transportation, storage, import and export of fresh product, increased pressure from disease, insects and other pests; disruption of water supplies or changes in water allocations; pricing and supply of raw materials and products; market responses to industry volume pressures; pricing and supply of energy; changes in interest rates; availability of financing for land development activities; onetime events; acquisitions; seasonality; labor disruptions; inability to pay debt obligations; inability to engage in certain transactions due to restrictive covenants in debt instruments; government restrictions on land use; changes in agricultural land values; and market and pricing risks due to concentrated ownership of stock. Other risks and uncertainties include those that are described in Alico’s SEC filings, which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Alico undertakes no obligation to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer