UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): May 31, 2018
Remark Holdings, Inc.
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 900
Las Vegas, NV
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 4, 2018, the Board of Directors of Remark Holdings, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “our”), appointed Kai-Shing Tao, our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, as our interim principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Mr. Tao, age 41, has served as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2012, previously serving as Co-Chief Executive Officer since October 2012, and as a member of our Board since 2007 and Chairman of the Board since October 2012. Mr. Tao also has served as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Star Capital Management, L.P. (“Pacific Star Capital”), a private investment group, since January 2004. Prior to founding Pacific Star Capital, Mr. Tao was a Partner at FALA Capital Group, a single-family investment office, where he headed the global liquid investments outside the operating companies. Mr. Tao has been a director of Paradise Entertainment Limited, a Hong-Kong-Stock-Exchange-traded company engaged in casino services and the development, supply and sales of electronic gaming systems, since April 2014, and he has been a director of Genesis Today, a privately-held health food and supplements company, since 2005. Mr. Tao previously was a director of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. from May 2010 to March 2011.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 31, 2018, we held our 2018 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”). At the 2018 Annual Meeting, we submitted the following matters to a vote of our stockholders:
the election of five directors to serve until our 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; and
a proposal to ratify the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018
As of April 6, 2018, the record date of the 2018 Annual Meeting, 32,842,399 shares of our common stock were outstanding and eligible to vote.
Our stockholders, by the requisite vote, approved the election of each director nominee and the ratification of the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP. The table below presents the number of votes for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as to each such matter, including a separate tabulation with respect to each such nominee for director, as applicable.
Theodore P. Botts
William W. Grounds
Ratification of the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP
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.
Remark Holdings, Inc.
June 5, 2018
/s/ Kai-Shing Tao
Chief Executive Officer