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Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2022



(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter) 


(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


1720 North First Street
San Jose, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)


(408) 367-8200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(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 Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares, par value $0.01   CWT   New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined by 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 ¨


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


California Water Service Group (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 25, 2022 (the “Annual Meeting”). Stockholders acted on the following items of business at the Annual Meeting:


1.The following nominees for Director were elected to serve until the 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders based upon the following votes:


Nominee  Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes 
Gregory E. Aliff  42,585,320   263,326   114,211   4,591,045 
Terry P. Bayer  42,634,866   208,768   119,223   4,591,045 
Shelly M. Esque  42,436,979   424,756   101,122   4,591,045 
Martin A. Kropelnicki  42,599,743   252,964   110,150   4,591,045 
Thomas M. Krummel, M.D.  42,085,770   760,466   116,621   4,591,045 
Richard P. Magnuson  41,331,606   1,515,966   115,285   4,591,045 
Yvonne A. Maldonado, M.D.  42,513,342   350,719   98,796   4,591,045 
Scott L. Morris  42,645,663   199,055   118,139   4,591,045 
Peter C. Nelson  41,789,966   1,063,709   109,182   4,591,045 
Carol M. Pottenger  42,525,650   338,715   98,492   4,591,045 
Lester A. Snow  42,392,476   453,254   117,127   4,591,045 
Patricia K. Wagner  42,776,882   87,605   98,370   4,591,045 


2.The advisory vote on the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers was approved as follows:


Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
39,361,252  3,402,509  199,096  4,591,045


3.The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2022 was ratified as follows:


Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
46,986,563  387,638  179,701  4,591,045


4.The amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 68,000,000 to 136,000,000 was approved as follows:


Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-Votes
45,386,831  1,759,124  407,947  4,591,045






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: May 26, 2022 By: /s/ Martin A. Kropelnicki
  Name: Martin A. Kropelnicki
  Title: President & Chief Executive Officer