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): August 15, 2019





Pyxus International, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant, as specified in its charter)




Virginia   001-13684   54-1746567

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



file number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

8001 Aerial Center Parkway

            Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-8417                

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(919) 379-4300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 (no par value)    PYX    New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On August 15, 2019, the shareholders of Pyxus International, Inc. (the “Company”) voted to approve the proposed amendment and Restatement of the Pyxus International, Inc. 2016 Incentive Plan (the “Amended Plan”). A description of the Amended Plan is included on pages 41 through 48 of the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the annual meeting of shareholders held on August 15, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2019, which description is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a) On August 15, 2019, the Company held its 2019 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”).

(b) At the Annual Meeting, the matters submitted to a vote of shareholders, and outcome of the vote, were as follows:

(1) Each Jeffrey A. Eckmann, Joyce L. Fitzpatrick, Donna H. Grier and John D. Rice was elected as a Class I Director for a three-year term expiring in 2022, Nathan A. Richardson was elected as a Class III Director for a two-year term expiring in 2021, and Daniel A. Castle was elected as a Class II Director for a one-year term expiring in 2020;

(2) The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 was ratified;

(3) A resolution to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers was adopted; and

(4) The proposed amendment and restatement of the Pyxus International, Inc. 2016 Incentive Plan was approved.

The voting results with respect to these matters are set forth in the tables below:



Election of Directors


Director Nominee

   Votes For      Votes
     Broker Non-Votes  

Jeffrey A. Eckmann

     2,440,513        157,349        4,019,093  

Joyce L. Fitzpatrick

     2,435,923        161,939        4,019,093  

Donna H. Grier

     2,466,378        131,484        4,019,093  

John D. Rice

     2,459,071        138,791        4,019,093  

Nathan A. Richardson

     2,465,193        132,669        4,019,093  

Daniel A. Castle

     2,464,995        132,867        4,019,093  


Ratification of Independent Auditors


Votes For

   Votes Against      Votes Abstained  


     197,650        71,403  

There were no broker non-votes with respect to the ratification of independent auditors, which was considered a “routine” matter under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.



Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers


Votes For

   Votes Against      Votes Abstained      Broker Non-Votes  


     183,682        227,178        4,019,093  



Approval of the proposed amendment and restatement of the Pyxus International, Inc. 2016 Incentive Plan


Votes For

   Votes Against      Votes Abstained      Broker Non-Votes  


     843,753        227,281        4,019,093  


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



10.1    Amended and Restated Pyxus International, Inc. 2016 Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed by Pyxus International, Inc. on July 15, 2019 (SEC File No. 001-13684))


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: August 15, 2019



            /s/ William L. O’Quinn, Jr.

      William L. O’Quinn, Jr.
      Senior Vice President – Chief Legal
      Officer and Secretary