SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 9, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
NewStar Financial, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
500 Boylston Street, Suite 1250, Boston, MA 02116
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants 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:
On May 9, 2012, we held our 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 2, 2012 were entitled to vote at the 2012 Annual Meeting. As of April 2, 2012, 49,316,210 shares of common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the 2012 Annual Meeting. At the 2012 Annual Meeting, 43,795,852 shares of common stock of the Company were represented, in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum for the meeting.
The following two proposals, each of which are described in detail in our definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Common on April 6, 2012 (the Proxy) were before the meeting, and received the following votes:
Proposal 1: Election of Eight Directors to Serve until the 2013 Annual Meeting. The following individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company:
Proposal 2: Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as NewStars Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the 2012 Fiscal Year. The stockholders ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.
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.