UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2011

 

 

MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

California   001-12257   95-221-1612

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

4484 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90010

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(323) 937-1060

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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

Mercury General Corporation held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 11, 2011. The matters voted upon at the meeting included the election of all nine directors, an advisory vote on executive compensation and an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation. The votes cast with respect to these matters were as follows:

Election of Directors :

 

Nominee

   Number of  Shares
Voted For
     Number of  Shares
Withheld
 
     

Nathan Bessin

     46,512,870         2,171,484   

Bruce A. Bunner

     48,155,945         528,409   

Michael D. Curtius

     48,207,978         476,376   

Richard E. Grayson

     48,092,484         591,870   

George Joseph

     48,208,896         475,458   

Martha E. Marcon

     48,082,670         601,684   

Donald. P. Newell

     48,060,237         624,117   

Donald R. Spuehler

     48,030,610         653,744   

Gabriel Tirador

     48,272,779         411,575   

Advisory Vote on the Compensation of our Named Executive Officers :

The shareholders approved, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the compensation of our named executive officers as described in our Proxy Statement, by the following votes:

 

For   Against   Abstain
47,272,626   1,117,674   294,054

Advisory Vote on the Frequency of the Advisory Vote on the Compensation of our Named Executive Officers :

The shareholders voted, on an advisory, non-binding basis, that the frequency of the advisory vote on compensation of named executive officers should be as follows:

 

3 Years   2 Years   1 Year   Abstain

37,372,135

  137,691   10,888,238   286,290

Consistent with the votes cast with respect to this matter, the Company’s board of directors has determined to hold an advisory vote on compensation of named executive officers every three years.

 

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SIGNATURES

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: May 11, 2011     MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION
    By:  

    /s/ T HEODORE S TALICK

    Name: Theodore Stalick
    Its:  Chief Financial Officer

 

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