SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 22, 2022
Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|Maryland|| ||No. 814-00995|| ||80-0789789|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
| ||(I.R.S. Employer|
|One Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 3400|
New York, New York
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 813-4900
(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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|Common stock, $0.01 per share||CGBD||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 22, 2022, Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The following proposals were voted on at the Annual Meeting: (1) the election of each of Leslie E. Bradford and John G. Nestor as a Class III director of the Company, each to serve for a three-year term and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified at the Company’s 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal; and (2) the ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
At the Annual Meeting, holders of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock and the outstanding shares of the Company’s convertible preferred stock, series A (“preferred stock”), voting together as a single class, voted upon the proposals to elect Ms. Bradford and Mr. Nestor, and to ratify the selection of EY as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
As of April 21, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 52,551,415 shares of common stock of the Company and 2,000,000 shares of preferred stock of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote. 32,337,687 shares of common stock and 2,000,000 shares of were present or represented at the Annual Meeting, constituting a quorum.
The final voting results for each of the proposals submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below. Each proposal was approved by the requisite vote.
Proposal 1. The election of each of Leslie E. Bradford and John G. Nestor as a Class III director of the Company, each to serve for a three-year term and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified at the Company’s 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal:
Leslie E. Bradford*
John G. Nestor*
* Elected by holders of common stock and preferred stock voting together as a single class.
Proposal 2. The ratification of the selection of EY as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 (holders of common stock and preferred stock voting together as a single class):
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.
| || ||CARLYLE SECURED LENDING, INC.|
| || ||(Registrant)|
|Dated: July 26, 2022|| ||By:|| ||/s/ Joshua Lefkowitz|
| || ||Name: Joshua Lefkowitz|
| || ||Title: Secretary|