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Form 8-K for EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO


29-Apr-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

On April 25, 2013, The Empire District Electric Company (the "Company") held its annual meeting of the Company's shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") in Joplin, Missouri. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders of the Company (1) elected three directors for three year terms, (2) ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, (3) approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement and (4) did not approve a stockholder proposal requesting the Company prepare a report on plans to reduce risk throughout its energy portfolio by pursuing cost effective energy efficiency resources.

The final voting results are set forth below:

                                                        Shares Voted
                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Election of directors for a term
of three years each:
Ross C. Hartley                     23,281,826      528,554              -     12,801,514
Herbert J. Schmidt                  22,919,711      890,669              -     12,801,514
C. James Sullivan                   23,405,190      405,190              -     12,801,514

                                                                                   Broker Non-
                                            For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Ratification of Independent Auditors:    35,876,508      495,991        239,395              -




                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Non-binding advisory approval of
the compensation of the named
executive officers as disclosed
in the proxy statement:             21,220,026    1,732,377        857,978     12,801,514




                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For        Against      Abstentions       Votes
Shareholder proposal requesting
the Company prepare a report on
plans to reduce risk throughout
its energy portfolio by pursuing
cost effective energy efficiency
resources:                          3,207,478    19,871,443        731,459     12,801,514


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