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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): September 9, 2021



Ferro Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio   1-584   34-0217820

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


6060 Parkland Boulevard Suite 250, Mayfield Heights, Ohio   44124
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 216-875-5600

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report



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


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Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00   FOE   New York Stock Exchange




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

On September 9, 2021, Ferro Corporation (“Ferro”) held a special meeting of shareholders (the “Ferro Special Meeting”) at which holders of Ferro’s common stock, par value $1.00 per share, voted on each of the proposals at the Ferro Special Meeting relating to the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 11, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among by and among PMHC II Inc., PMHC Fortune Merger Sub, Inc. and Ferro. Of the 82,704,290 shares of Ferro’s common stock outstanding at the close of business on July 15, 2021, the record date for the Ferro Special Meeting, 68,259,923 shares were present or represented by proxy at the Ferro Special Meeting, which constituted a quorum. The voting results were as follows:

1. Ferro’s shareholders adopted the Merger Agreement and approved the transactions contemplated thereby, including the merger (the “Merger Proposal”):


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes


  153,000   130,039    —  

2. Ferro’s shareholders did not approve on a non-binding, advisory basis, certain compensation that will or may be paid to Ferro’s named executive officers by Ferro based on or otherwise relating to the merger:


Votes For


Votes Against




Broker Non-Votes


  33,570,863   1,975,069    —  

3. In connection with the Ferro Special Meeting, the Board of Directors of Ferro also solicited proxies with respect to the proposal to adjourn the Ferro Special Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or appropriate, for the purpose of soliciting additional votes for the approval of the Merger Proposal if there were insufficient votes to approve the Merger Proposal at the time of the special meeting or to ensure that any supplement or amendment to the proxy statement was timely provided to Ferro shareholders (the “Adjournment Proposal”). The Adjournment Proposal was not submitted to Ferro shareholders for approval at the Ferro Special Meeting because Ferro shareholders approved the Merger Proposal.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On September 9, 2021, Ferro issued a press release announcing results of the voting at the Ferro Special Meeting held on September 9, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits


Exhibit No.   


99.1    Press release, dated September 9, 2021, issued by Ferro announcing results of the voting at the Ferro Special Meeting held on September 9, 2021.
104    The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language).


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.


    Ferro Corporation
September 9, 2021     By:  

/s/ Benjamin J. Schlater

      Name: Benjamin J. Schlater
      Title: Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer