Form 8-K










Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 7, 2018



MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34091   52-2230784

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


299 Park Avenue

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 813-6000

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



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On June 7, 2018, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”). At the 2018 Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company approved an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 2012 Incentive Plan (as amended and restated effective June 7, 2016), as amended effective as of April 19, 2017 (the “2012 Incentive Plan”). The Amendment modifies the 2012 Incentive Plan’s aggregate share reserve to be 4,310,176 shares of our common stock. This number includes our current share reserve of 3,960,176 shares of our common stock and 350,000 new shares of our common stock. All other existing provisions of the 2012 Incentive Plan remain in effect. A more complete description of the terms of the Amendment can be found in “Proposal 4 — Approval of the Adoption of an Amendment to Increase the Aggregate Number of Shares of Common Stock that May Be Issued or Used For Awards Under the MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 2012 Incentive Plan” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 25, 2018 (the “2018 Proxy Statement”), which description is incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing description and the description incorporated by reference from the 2018 Proxy Statement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Amendment, which is attached as Appendix A to the 2018 Proxy Statement and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

A total of 35,487,132 shares of common stock were present or represented by proxy at the 2018 Annual Meeting, representing 95.29% of the issued and outstanding shares entitled to vote at the meeting. The proposals voted upon and the final results of the vote were as follows:

Proposal 1 — Election of Directors. The results were as follows:


Director    For      Against      Abstain     




Richard M. McVey

     33,279,757        347,646        9,159        1,850,570  

Steven L. Begleiter

     33,449,300        178,303        8,959        1,850,570  

Stephen P. Casper

     32,607,625        641,670        387,267        1,850,570  

Jane Chwick

     33,371,807        255,672        9,083        1,850,570  

William F. Cruger

     33,339,222        288,381        8,959        1,850,570  

David G. Gomach

     33,176,323        451,280        8,959        1,850,570  

Carlos M. Hernandez

     33,549,827        77,732        9,003        1,850,570  

Richard G. Ketchum

     33,588,388        39,215        8,959        1,850,570  

Emily H. Portney

     33,587,345        40,186        9,031        1,850,570  

John Steinhardt

     33,221,073        406,346        9,143        1,850,570  

James J. Sullivan

     33,588,832        38,756        8,974        1,850,570  

Proposal 2 — Ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. The results were as follows:


For    Against    Abstain
35,129,190    272,144    85,798



Proposal 3 — Advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement pursuant to the SEC’s compensation disclosure rules (referred to as the “say-on-pay” proposal). The results were as follows:


For    Against    Abstain    Broker Non-Votes
32,216,069    1,406,017    14,476    1,850,570

Proposal 4 — Vote to approve an amendment to increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be issued or used for awards under the MarketAxess Holdings Inc. 2012 Incentive Plan. The results were as follows:


For    Against    Abstain    Broker Non-Votes
31,564,010    2,057,679    14,873    1,850,570

For more information on the 2018 Annual Meeting and the foregoing proposals, see the Company’s 2018 Proxy Statement.




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: June 8, 2018     By:   /s/ Scott Pintoff



Scott Pintoff




General Counsel and Secretary