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Form 8-K for GENTEX CORP


20-May-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


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

On May 16, 2013, Gentex Corporation (the "Company") held its 2013 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 April 4, 2013. The voting results are as follows:

Election of Directors

The following three individuals were elected to serve as directors of the
Company to hold office a one (1) year term expiring in 2014:

Nominee            Votes For    Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Pete Hoekstra     113,823,397      764,749              0
John Mulder       109,469,710     5,118,436             0
Frederick Sotok   109,448,950     5,139,196             0

Shareholder Proposal Requesting that the Board of Directors Issue a Sustainability Report

The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal requesting that the Company's Board of Directors issue a sustainability report:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 38,714,963 68,251,002 7,622,181 19,503,294

Shareholder Proposal Requesting that the Board of Directors Adopt a Policy to Require the Chair of the Board, Whenever Possible, be an Independent Member of the Board

The shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors adopt as policy to require the Chair of the Board, whenever possible, be an independent member of the Board:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 46,638,792 67,324,626 624,728 19,503,294

Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's Auditors for the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2013

The shareholders did ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as the Company's auditors for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 131,922,456 2,033,592 135,392 0


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 For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 111,530,377 2,302,028 755,741 19,503,294

Proposal to Approve the 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

The shareholders did approve the 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 112,943,693 884,799 759,654 19,503,294

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