SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 23, 2023
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
8725 Pendery Place, Suite 201,
Bradenton, FL 34201
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
|Common stock, $0.01 par value||FWRG|
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
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Item 5.07 - Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 23, 2023, First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders (1) elected each of the Company’s Class II director nominees for Class II directors and (2) ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. A more complete description of each proposal is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 10, 2023. The final results with respect to each proposal are set forth below.
Proposal One - Election of Class II Directors
The stockholders elected each of the two nominees named below as Class II directors to serve until the 2026 annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal. The results of such vote were:
|Class II Director Nominee||For||Withheld||Broker Non-Vote|
|Julie M.B. Bradley||49,530,699||5,462,838||1,590,692|
Proposal Two - Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2023. The results of such vote were:
Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit No.||Exhibit Title or Description|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
First Watch Restaurant Group, Inc.
|Date: May 24, 2023|
|/s/ Jay Wolszczak|
|Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary|