Form 8-K





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): August 16, 2018





Alliance One International, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant, as specified in its charter)




Virginia   001-13684   54-1746567

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



file number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

8001 Aerial Center Parkway

            Morrisville, North Carolina 27560-8417                

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(919) 379-4300

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or 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:


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).

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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.

(a)    On August 16, 2018, Alliance One International, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2018 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”).

(b)     At the Annual Meeting, the matters submitted to a vote of shareholders, and outcome of the vote, were as follows:



Each of Mark W. Kehaya and Martin R. Wade, III was elected as a Class III Director for a three-year term expiring in 2021;



The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 was ratified;



A resolution to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, was adopted; and



An amendment to the Company’s amended and restated articles of incorporation to change the name of the Company to “Pyxus International, Inc.” (the “Name Change Amendment”) was approved.

The voting results with respect to these matters are set forth in the tables below:

1. Election of Directors


Director Nominee


Votes For





Mark W. Kehaya

   4,787.731    165,478    2,145,569

Martin R. Wade, III

   4,562,981    390,228    2,145,569

2. Ratification of Independent Auditors


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


   265,456    21,634

3. Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


Broker Non-Votes


   273,005    24,295    2,145,569

4. Name Change Amendment


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


   272,999    26,811

There were no broker non-votes with respect to the ratification of independent auditors and with respect to the Name Change Amendment, each of which was considered a “routine” matter under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.




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: August 16, 2018



        /s/ William L. O’Quinn, Jr.

  William L. O’Quinn, Jr.
  Senior Vice President – Chief Legal
  Officer and Secretary