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Form 8-K for WEST BANCORPORATION INC


30-Apr-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
West Bancorporation, Inc.'s (the "Company's") Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on April 25, 2013 (the "Annual Meeting"). The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was February 21, 2013. There were 17,403,882 shares of common stock outstanding as of that date, each such share being entitled to one vote. At the Annual Meeting the holders of 11,505,485 shares, or approximately 66.1 percent of the outstanding shares, were represented in person or by proxy, which constituted a quorum for the Annual Meeting. The following proposals were voted on at the Annual Meeting:

Proposal 1 - Election of Directors

Fourteen directors were elected to serve for a one year term or until their
successors are elected and qualified. The following results were reported at the
Annual Meeting.
                        For       Withheld    Broker Non-Votes
Frank W. Berlin     11,355,019     149,466               1,000
Thomas A. Carlstrom 11,379,956     124,529               1,000
Joyce A. Chapman    11,411,458      93,027               1,000
Steven K. Gaer      11,360,473     144,012               1,000
Michael J. Gerdin   11,449,611      54,874               1,000
Kaye R. Lozier      11,271,828     232,657               1,000
Sean P. McMurray    11,438,832      65,653               1,000
David R. Milligan   11,213,053     291,432               1,000
George D. Milligan  11,451,548      52,937               1,000
David D. Nelson     11,443,548      60,937               1,000
James W. Noyce      11,435,917      68,568               1,000
Robert G. Pulver    11,130,141     374,344               1,000
Lou Ann Sandburg    11,436,613      67,872               1,000
Philip Jason Worth  11,443,313      61,172               1,000

Proposal 2 - Approve, on a non-binding basis, the 2012 executive compensation disclosed in the Company's definitive proxy statement, which was filed on March 6, 2013.

The vote to approve the above proposal was as follows:

                                   For           Against         Abstain       Broker Non-Votes
Approval of 2012 executive
compensation                   10,959,721         320,159         224,600                1,005

Proposal 3 - Ratify the appointment of McGladrey LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2013.

The vote to ratify the above proposal was as follows:
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes McGladrey LLP 11,396,583 108,620 281 1


Certain statements in this report, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives, and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based are "forward-looking statements" within the meanings of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements may appear throughout this press release. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "projects," "future," "may," "should," "will," "strategy," "plan," "opportunity," "will be," "will likely result," "will continue," or similar references, or references to estimates, predictions, or future events. Such forward-looking statements are based upon certain underlying assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Because of the possibility that the underlying assumptions are incorrect or do not materialize as expected in the future, actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that may affect future results include:
interest rate risk; competitive pressures; pricing pressures on loans and deposits; changes in credit and other risks posed by the Company's loan and investment portfolios, including declines in commercial or residential real estate values or changes in the allowance for loan losses dictated by new market conditions or regulatory requirements; actions of bank and non-bank competitors; changes in local and national economic conditions; changes in regulatory requirements, limitations, and costs; changes in customers' acceptance of the Company's products and services; and any other risks described in the "Risk Factors" sections of reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update such forward-looking statements to reflect current or future events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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