Washington, DC 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: May 21, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
600 North Centennial Street
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.06 per shareGNTXNASDAQ Global Select 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).

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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

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

On May 21, 2020, the Company held its 2020 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders.  The matters listed and described briefly below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of proxies. The proposals are described in detail in the Company's Proxy Statement filed on April 7, 2020, with definitive additional materials filed May 8, 2020.  The voting results are as follows:

Election of Directors

        The following individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company to hold office for a one (1) year term expiring in 2021:

NomineeVotes ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Ms. Leslie Brown187,218,3084,062,75127,533,807
Mr. Steve Downing189,053,1792,227,88027,533,807
Mr. Gary Goode179,704,24611,576,81327,533,807
Mr. James Hollars188,684,0272,597,03227,533,807
Mr. John Mulder187,033,1824,247,87727,533,807
Mr. Richard Schaum189,201,6922,079,36727,533,807
Ms. Kathleen Starkoff190,099,5651,181,49427,533,807
Mr. Brian Walker182,829,3408,451,71927,533,807
Mr. James Wallace179,473,95411,807,10527,533,807

Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's Auditors for the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020

        The shareholders did ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

Proposal for Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers

        The shareholders did approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers:

Votes ForVotes AgainstAbstentionsBroker Non-Votes

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 22, 2020, Scott Ryan, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Gentex Corporation (“Company”), entered into a stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This stock trading plan provides for a third-party broker to sell 1,085 shares of common stock of the Company currently owned by Mr. Ryan, and to sell 1,650 and 3,162 shares of restricted stock that vest in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The shares will be sold under the stock trading plan on the open market over the period of time and according to the other parameters set forth under the stock trading plan. The stock trading plan terminates on February 28, 2021.

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans are permitted under the Company’s insider trading policy and other policies, and, to the extent required, transactions under such trading plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and/or Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to report Rule 10b5-1 plans by officers or directors of the Company in the future, or to report modifications or terminations of any such plans, whether or not any such plans were publicly announced.


        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 thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 26, 2020       GENTEX CORPORATION

               By /s/ Kevin Nash
                Kevin Nash
                Chief Financial Officer and
                Vice President - Finance