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Washington, D.C. 20549






Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 9, 2022


Whole Earth Brands, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38880   38-4101973
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


125 S. Wacker Drive

Suite 3150
Chicago, IL 60606

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 840-6000


Not Applicable

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


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:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each class   Trading
  Name of each exchange on which
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   FREE   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase one-half of one share of common stock   FREEW   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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).


Emerging growth company x


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. ¨







Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Annual Meeting of Whole Earth Brands, Inc. Stockholders


On June 9, 2022, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) at which the stockholders voted on the proposals set forth below, each of which is described in greater detail in the definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2022. As of April 21, 2022, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 42,022,996 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding. At the Annual Meeting, there were 29,881,400 shares of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy.


Set forth below are the final voting results from the Annual Meeting:


Proposal One: Election of Directors


To elect seven Directors:


Name of Director   For     Against     Abstain     Broker Non-
Irwin D. Simon     18,354,103       7,757,325       88,843       3,681,129  
Albert Manzone     25,417,771       693,357       89,143       3,681,129  
Anuraag Agarwal     25,397,482       714,248       88,541       3,681,129  
Steven M. Cohen     24,919,071       1,095,251       185,949       3,681,129  
Denise M. Faltischek     24,411,081       1,700,655       88,535       3,681,129  
Ira J. Lamel     25,389,796       721,835       88,640       3,681,129  
John M. McMillin III     24,909,913       1,201,615       88,743       3,681,129  


For Proposal One, each of the Directors received a plurality of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting and, as a result, each was elected to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders.


Proposal Two: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm


Proposal   For     Against     Abstain     Broker Non-
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022     28,534,763       1,231,112       115,525       0  


Proposal Two received an affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the total number of votes of the capital stock represented at the Annual Meeting and entitled to vote on the proposal and, as a result, was approved.





Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)





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 thereunto duly authorized.


  Whole Earth Brands, Inc.
Date: June 13, 2022 By:

/s/ Ira W. Schlussel

    Ira W. Schlussel
    Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer



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