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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 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): August 30, 2017

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Daktronics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

South Dakota
0-23246
46-0306862
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
(Commission
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
File Number)
Identification Number)

201 Daktronics Drive
Brookings, SD  57006
(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)

(605) 692-0200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management
ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(e)
On August 31, 2017, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Daktronics, Inc. (the “Company”) recommended and the Board of Directors authorized grants of incentive stock options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock and grants of restricted stock units under the Company's 2015 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to five of the Named Executive Officers as indicated below.

Each of these new incentive stock options vests annually as to 20 percent of the shares subject to the option over five years beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant, has a ten-year term, is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, and has an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company's common stock on the grant date, which was $9.63. Each of the new restricted stock units vest annually as to 20 percent of the shares subject to the restricted stock unit over five years beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan. Copies of the Plan and the forms of agreements under which these options and restricted stock units were granted are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission as exhibits to the Company's reports.

The following table describes the grants of the options and restricted stock units to the five Named Executive Officers effective on August 31, 2017:
 
 
 
 
Incentive Stock Options
 
Restricted Stock Units
Name
 
Title
 
Shares Underlying Options
 
Shares Underlying Units
Reece A. Kurtenbach
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
15,000

 
6,000

Sheila M. Anderson
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
7,500

 
3,000

Bradley T. Wiemann
 
Executive Vice President
 
7,500

 
3,000

Matthew J. Kurtenbach
 
Vice President
 
7,500

 
3,000

Carla S. Gatzke
 
Vice President
 
6,870

 
2,750



ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
(a)
On August 30, 2017, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders for fiscal 2017 (“2017 Annual Meeting”). Of the 44,195,817 shares of the Company's common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the 2017 Annual Meeting, 40,982,570 shares, or 92.73 percent, which constituted a quorum, were represented at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

(b)
The results of the votes on the proposals at the 2017 Annual Meeting were as follows.

Proposal 1. Election of Directors. The following individuals were elected as directors by the following vote, each to serve a three-year term that expires on the date of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2020 or until his or her successor is duly elected:

 
 
Number of Shares Voted
 
 
Director Nominee
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Robert G. Dutcher
 
26,575,521

 
2,801,812

 
11,605,237

Nancy D. Frame
 
25,918,437

 
3,458,896

 
11,605,237


Proposal 2. Advisory (non-binding) approval of the Company's executive compensation. The shareholders approved the compensation of the Company's executive officers as described in its proxy statement for the 2017 Annual Meeting by the following advisory vote:






Number of Shares Voted
 
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
27,982,412

 
1,141,303

 
253,618

 
11,605,237


Proposal 3. Advisory (non-binding) vote on frequency of say-on-pay vote. The shareholders expressed a preference that an advisory vote on the compensation of the registrant’s named executive officers occur every one year by the following advisory vote:

Number of Shares Voted
 
 
One Year
 
Two Years
 
Three Years
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
20,663,143

 
207,136

 
8,369,104

 
137,950

 
11,605,237


Based on the voting results set forth above, the Company’s Board of Directors has determined that future advisory votes by the Company’s stockholders on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers will be conducted on an annual basis.

Proposal 4. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2018 was ratified by the following vote:

Number of Shares Voted
 
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
40,531,279

 
401,388

 
49,903

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
DAKTRONICS, INC.
 
 
 
By: /s/ Sheila M. Anderson
 
       Sheila M. Anderson, Chief Financial Officer
 
 
September 1, 2017