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): June 14, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-35824   80-0900177
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)


55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 2120, Chicago, Illinois 60603

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 614-0950


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


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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, $.01 par value   IPDN   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


On June 14, 2021, Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). A total of 9,445,325 shares of common stock constituting a quorum, were represented in person or by valid proxies at the Annual Meeting. The final results for each of the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting, as set forth in the Definitive Proxy Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 30, 2021, are as follows:


Proposal 1: The Company’s stockholders elected the following five nominees as directors, to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders of the Company and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, by the following vote:


Name   For     Withheld     Broker Non-Votes  
Michael Belsky     8,349,682       86,215       1,009,428  
Haibin Gong     8,376,791       59,106       1,009,428  
Grace Reyes     8,361,109       74,788       1,009,428  
Courtney Shea     8,347,282       88,615       1,009,428  
Hao (Howard) Zhang     8,376,711       59,186       1,009,428  


Proposal 2: The Company’s stockholders voted to ratify the appointment of Ciro E. Adams, CPA, LLC as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 by the following vote:


For     Against     Abstentions  
  9,396,166       48,639       520  


Proposal 3: The Company’s stockholders voted to ratify the compensation of our named executive officers by the following vote:


For     Against     Abstentions  
  8,368,298       65,814       1,785  


Proposal 4: The Company’s stockholders voted to approve the Amended and Restated Professional Diversity Network, Inc. 2013 Equity Compensation Plan by the following vote:


For     Against     Abstentions  
  8,360,536       73,556       1,805  






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.


  Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Date: June 14, 2021 /s/ Adam He
  Adam He, Chief Executive Officer