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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


June 1, 2021 (May 27, 2021)


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware   001-38267   82-1669692
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


6500 Chase Oaks Blvd., Suite 100, Plano, TX 75023

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(978) 614-8100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)




Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001   RBBN   The Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







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


Ribbon Communications Inc. (the “Company'”) held its annual meeting of stockholders on May 27, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders considered and voted upon the matters listed below. A total of 134,801,330 shares of common stock were present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting, representing approximately 91.5% of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of the March 30, 2021 record date. The following are the voting results for the proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, each of which were described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on April 9, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”).


Item 1 – Election of nine directors for a term of office expiring on the date of the annual meeting of stockholders in 2022 and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.


Director  Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes 
Mariano S. de Beer   121,854,312    134,117    643,904    12,168,997 
R. Stewart Ewing, Jr.   120,820,914    1,167,013    644,406    12,168,997 
Bruns H. Grayson   120,431,063    1,558,212    643,058    12,168,997 
Beatriz V. Infante   120,537,985    1,452,578    641,770    12,168,997 
Bruce W. McClelland   121,852,504    137,779    642,050    12,168,997 
Krish A. Prabhu   120,748,517    1,240,556    643,260    12,168,997 
Shaul Shani   120,549,342    1,439,591    643,400    12,168,997 
Richard W. Smith   120,554,378    1,433,549    644,406    12,168,997 
Tanya Tamone   120,823,014    1,159,162    650,157    12,168,997 


All of the Company’s nominees named above were elected, having received more votes cast “for” their election than “against” their election.


Item 2 – Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


Votes For   133,476,343 
Votes Against   104,293 
Abstentions   1,220,694 


Based on the foregoing vote, Item 2 was approved.


Item 3 – The non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section and the accompanying compensation tables and related narratives contained in the Proxy Statement.


Votes For   112,514,463 
Votes Against   9,377,054 
Abstentions   740,816 
Broker Non-Votes   12,168,997 


Based on the foregoing vote, Item 3 was approved.





The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company will consider the outcome of the advisory vote when making future compensation decisions relating to the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)           Exhibits.


  104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




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:  June 1, 2021 Ribbon Communications Inc.
  By: /s/ Patrick Macken
    Name:  Patrick W. Macken
    Title:    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary