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STATES\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc Washington, DC 20549 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc FORM 8-K \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc CURRENT REPORT\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qc Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2018 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qc GENTEX CORPORATION\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qc (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx10785\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx10785\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx4340\clvertalc\cellx4996\clvertalc\cellx7869\clvertalc\cellx10785\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql 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offices)\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qc (Zip Code)\cell{ {\trowd\cellx4997\clvertalb\cellx7870\cellx10785\trrh331\row}}} \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qc Registrant's telephone number, including area code:\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\b\qc (616) 772-1800 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qc _____________________________________________________________\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qc (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.) \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj the registrant under any of the following provisions (\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj see\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj General Instruction A.2. below): \par\pard\plain\fs16 \pard\plain {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx612\clvertalc\cellx8669\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql 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{\trowd\clvertalc\cellx734\clvertalc\cellx10788\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\cellx734\cellx10788\trrh545 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f54\fs22\ql o\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs22\qj 240.14d-2(b))\cell{ {\trowd\cellx734\cellx10788\trrh545\row}}} \pard\plain {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx731\clvertalc\cellx10739\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx731\clvertalc\cellx10739\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\cellx731\cellx10739\trrh545 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f54\fs22\ql o\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs22\qj 240.13e-4(c))\cell{ {\trowd\cellx731\cellx10739\trrh545\row}}} \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Securities Act of 1933 (\u167? 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj (\u167? 240.12b-2 of this chapter). \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\qj Emerging growth company\~\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs22\qj o \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\ql If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\ql period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of\plain\cf1\f51\fs22\ql the Exchange Act.\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f54\fs22\ql o \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Section 1 - Registrant's Business and Operations \par\pard\plain\fs16{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_1}{\*\bkmkstart item_1_26_1}{\*\bkmkend item_1_26_1}\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Item 1.01\plain\cf1\f51\fs20\qj \~\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Entry into a Mutual Definitive Agreement. \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj For 2018, the Board of Directors of Gentex Corporation (the "Company") adjusted annual\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj compensation of directors who are committee members as follows: \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx9715\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx9715\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx8355\clvertalc\cellx9715\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx8355\clvertalc\cellx9715\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx8355\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx9715\trrh331 \pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Audit Committee Member retainer\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qj $7,500\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx8355\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx9715\trrh331\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\cellx8355\clvertalb\cellx9715\trrh331 \pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Compensation Committee Member retainer\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qj $5,000\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\cellx8355\clvertalb\cellx9715\trrh331\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx8355\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx9715\trrh331 \pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\ql Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member retainer\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qj $5,000\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx8355\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx9715\trrh331\row}}} \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Such amounts are paid to all committee members, including chairs of the committees. \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\li1584\fi-1584\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Section 5 \u8211? Corporate Governance and Management \par\pard\plain\fs16{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_2}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_2} \pard\plain {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx1034\clvertalc\cellx6792\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\clvertalc\cellx1034\clvertalc\cellx6792\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\cellx1034\cellx6792\trrh594 \pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs24\b\ql Item 5.07\cell\pard\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security\plain\intbl\cf1\f51\fs24\b\qj Holders.\cell{ {\trowd\cellx1034\cellx6792\trrh594\row}}} \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj On May 17, 2018, the Company held its 2018 Annual Meeting of the Shareholders.\~ The matters\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj listed and described briefly below were submitted to a vote of the shareholders through the solicitation of\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj proxies. The proposals are described in detail in the Company's Proxy Statement filed on April 3, 2018.\~ The\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj voting results are as follows: \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Election of Directors \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj The following individuals were elected to serve as directors of the Company to hold office for a one\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj (1) year term expiring in 2019: \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx10800\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx10800\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx3888\clvertalc\cellx4211\clvertalc\cellx6047\clvertalc\cellx6371\clvertalc\cellx8314\clvertalc\cellx8638\clvertalc\cellx10800\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql 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\par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par\pard\plain\f0\fs2\brdrt\brdrs\brdrw15\brdrcf2\brdrsp0\par\pard\plain\f0\fs4\par \page \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Proposal for Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the Company's Named Executive\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Officers \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj The shareholders did approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj executive officers: \par\pard\plain {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx7646\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx7646\trrh66\row}}} {\trowd\trqc\clvertalc\cellx2060\clvertalc\cellx2300\clvertalc\cellx3972\clvertalc\cellx4212\clvertalc\cellx5554\clvertalc\cellx5834\clvertalc\cellx9360\trrh66 \pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\f0\fs16\ql 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569,147\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs20\ql \~\cell\pard\plain\intbl\li22\ri22\sb22\sa22\cf1\f51\fs24\qc 35,127,760\cell{ {\trowd\trqc\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx2060\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx2300\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx3972\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx4212\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx5554\clvertalb\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx5834\clbrdrt\brdrs\brdrcf1\clshdng100\clcfpat10\clcbpat10\cellx9360\trrh348\row}}} \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16{\*\bkmkstart part_1_2_3}{\*\bkmkend part_1_2_3}\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qc SIGNATURE \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\fi792\cf1\f51\fs24\qj Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qj this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr Dated: May 21, 2018\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~\~ \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr GENTEX CORPORATION\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr (Registrant) \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr By\~\~\~\~\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr /s/ Kevin Nash\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr Kevin Nash\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr Chief Financial Officer and\par\pard\plain\cf1\f51\fs24\qr Vice President - Finance \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16 \par\pard\plain\fs16}