Western Alliance Bancorporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 21, 2013

Western Alliance Bancorporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada C17075-1995 88-0365922
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One E Washington Street, Suite 1400, Phoenix, Arizona   85004
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   602-389-3500

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


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Item 5.07.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On May 21, 2013, Western Alliance Bancorporation (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The total number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share, voted in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting was 75,975,037, representing approximately 87% of the 87,079,916 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. All matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting were approved with the required votes. The matters that were voted upon at the Annual Meeting, and the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as to each such matter, where applicable, are set forth below.

Proposal 1 Election of Directors

The Company’s stockholders elected four Class II directors to each serve for a three-year term expiring in 2016. The voting results were as follows:

  Votes For   Votes Withheld   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
Cary Mack
    65,351,570       441,114       0       10,182,353  
Todd Marshall
    64,277,354       1,515,330       0       10,182,353  
M. Nafees Nagy
    65,161,616       631,068       0       10,182,353  
James E. Nave
    64,182,111       1,610,573       0       10,182,353  

Proposal 2 Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Executive Compensation

The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, executive compensation. The voting results were as follows:

Votes For
  Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    1,294,408       124,049       10,182,353  

Proposal 3 Ratification of Auditor

The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. The voting results were as follows:

Votes For
  Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    877,664       89,258       0  

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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.

    Western Alliance Bancorporation
May 21, 2013   By:   Dale Gibbons
        Name: Dale Gibbons
        Title: Chief Financial Officer