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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 11, 2021



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


texas 001-32472 74-2095844
(State of incorporation
or organization)
(Commission file number) (I.R.S. employer identification number)


508 West Wall, Suite 800 

Midland, Texas 79701 

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(432) 684-3000 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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


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Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   DWSN   The NASDAQ Stock Market


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 ¨


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.


The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Dawson Geophysical Company (the “Company”) was held on May 11, 2021. The following proposals were adopted by the margins indicated:


1.             Proposal to elect a Board of Directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified.


Director Name  Number of Shares 
   For  Withheld  Broker
Craig W. Cooper   6,185,849   7,383,013   3,879,576 
Stephen C. Jumper   9,887,412   3,681,450   3,879,576 
Michael L. Klofas   9,165,184   4,403,678   3,879,576 
Ted R. North   9,154,150   4,414,712   3,879,576 
Mark A. Vander Ploeg   7,869,576   5,699,286   3,879,576 


2.             Proposal to ratify the appointment of RSM US LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


   Number of Shares 
For   14,951,206 
Against   2,422,866 
Abstain   74,366 


3.             Proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the executive compensation of the named executive officers.


   Number of Shares 
For   9,519,086 
Against   3,807,296 
Abstain   242,480 
Broker Non-Votes   3,879,576 







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 12, 2021 By: /s/ James K. Brata
    James K. Brata
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer