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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Essential Utilities, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on May 3, 2023 as a virtual meeting pursuant to the notice sent, on or about March 22, 2023, to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2023, the record date for the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting:
1. The following nominees were elected as directors of the Company to serve for one-year terms and until their successors are elected and qualified. The votes received are set forth adjacent to the names below:
|Name of Nominee||For||Withheld|
|Elizabeth B. Amato||191,582,567||5,431,453|
|David A. Ciesinski||193,575,295||3,438,725|
|Christopher H. Franklin||186,443,865||10,570,155|
|Daniel J. Hilferty||193,553,356||3,460,664|
|W. Bryan Lewis||195,037,600||1,976,420|
|Ellen T. Ruff||190,037,832||6,976,188|
|Lee C. Stewart||191,930,699||5,083,321|
There were 30,003,933 broker non-votes recorded for each nominee.
2. The advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers for 2022 as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting was approved by the following vote of shareholders:
There were 30,003,933 broker non-votes for this proposal.
The results of this advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers was discussed at the Board meeting held immediately following the Annual Meeting.
3. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the 2023 fiscal year was ratified by the following vote of shareholders:
There were no broker non-votes for the ratification of the independent registered public accounting firm.
4. The advisory vote on whether the frequency of the advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers should be every 1, 2, or 3 years was a follows:
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||Abstain|
There were 30,962,829 broker non-votes for this proposal.
At a Board meeting held immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Board adopted the advisory vote of one year for this say on frequency proposal.
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.
ESSENTIAL UTILITIES, INC.
|May 3, 2023||By:||/s/ Christopher P. Luning|
|Christopher P. Luning|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel|