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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):  June 17, 2020



RICEBRAN TECHNOLOGIES
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)



California
0-32565
87-0673375
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1330 Lake Robbins Drive, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 
77380
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (281) 675-2421

(Former name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

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

Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common Stock
 
RIBT
 
NASDAQ Capital Market



Item 5.02
Departure of Certain Directors or Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
As further described below in Item 5.07, on June 17, 2020, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of RiceBran Technologies (“RBT”), the shareholders of RBT approved and adopted the amended and restated RBT 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
 
The Plan had been approved by the board of directors, subject to stockholder approval of the Plan. The Plan is described in greater detail in RBT’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4, 2020 (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”), under the caption “Proposal 3 — Approval of our Amended and Restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan”, which disclosure is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the Plan contained in the Definitive Proxy Statement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Plan, which is attached as Appendix B thereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 5.07
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
RBT’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on June 17, 2020.  At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted on the following proposals and cast their votes as described below.
 
 
1.
Election of six (6) members to the board of directors:
 
 
Votes For
Votes Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
Brent R. Rystrom
23,283,312
994,581
8,152,394
Brent Rosenthal
22,618,941
1,658,952
8,152,394
Peter Bradley
23,184,119
1,093,774
8,152,394
Beth Bronner
23,175,722
1,102,171
8,152,394
David I. Chemerow
23,034,864
1,243,029
8,152,394
Ari Gendason
23,057,911
1,219,982
8,152,394
 
Each director nominee was elected a director of RBT.
 
 
2.
Approval of an amendment to RBT’s articles of incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 150,000,000:
 
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
25,271,831
7,100,461
57,995
0

This proposal was approved.
 
 
3.
Approval of amended and restated 2014 Equity Incentive Plan:
 
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
18,731,594
5,238,794
307,505
8,152,394
 
This proposal was approved.
 

 
4.
Approval, on a nonbinding advisory basis, of the compensation of RBT’s named executive officers:
 
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
21,914,785
1,829,863
533,245
8,152,394
 
This proposal was approved.
 
 
5.
Ratification of appointment of RSM US LLP as RBT’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020:
 
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstained
Broker Non-Votes
32,158,358
129,864
142,065
0
 
This proposal was approved.
 

SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
 
RICEBRAN TECHNOLOGIES
     
Date:  June 23, 2020
By:
/s/ Todd T. Mitchell
     
   
Todd T. Mitchell
   
Chief Financial Officer
   
(Duly Authorized Officer)