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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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

The Company's annual meeting of shareholders was held on April 17, 2013. The following matters, as described more fully in the Company's Proxy Statement, were approved by the shareholders at this meeting:

(1) The following directors were elected:

                                                                 Broker Non-
                                Term        For       Withheld      Votes
            J.R. Haley         3 years   75,343,071   529,712    12,269,878
            J.H. Mullin, III   3 years   75,206,971   665,812    12,269,878
            P.R. Rollier       3 years   75,525,563   347,220    12,269,878
            M.J. Sanders       3 years   75,366,063   506,720    12,269,878
            T.E. Whiddon       3 years   45,230,668   642,115    12,269,878

(2) Selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 was ratified. The shareholders voted 86,747,662 for and 1,329,594 against ratification, with 65,405 votes abstaining and no broker non-votes.

(3) The advisory (non-binding) shareholder resolution on Executive Compensation was approved. The shareholders voted 73,304,063 for and 1,844,669 against the resolution, with 724,051 votes abstaining and 12,269,878 broker non-votes.

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