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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.

On May 16, 2013, West Marine, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") at the Company's principal executive offices located at 500 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, California 95076. The number of shares of the Company's common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 24,152,158, of which 23,297,724 shares were present in person or represented by valid proxy at the meeting.

The stockholders voted on three proposals as described in the Company's definitive proxy statement dated April 5, 2013. The final voting results for each item presented at the Annual Meeting are set forth below.

Proposal 1: Election of Director Nominees

                     DIRECTORS           FOR     WITHHELD  NON-VOTES
              Randolph K. Repass      18,037,882 3,500,688 1,759,154
              Matthew L. Hyde         21,526,928  11,642   1,759,154
              Dennis F. Madsen        21,454,890  83,680   1,759,154
              James F. Nordstrom, Jr. 21,520,544  18,026   1,759,154
              Robert D. Olsen         21,520,071  18,499   1,759,154
              Barbara L. Rambo        21,454,385  84,185   1,759,154
              Alice M. Richter        21,526,482  12,088   1,759,154
              Christiana Shi          21,454,051  84,519   1,759,154

Proposal 2: Ratification of Selection of Grant Thornton LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 28, 2013

23,101,212 26,848 169,664

Proposal 3: Approval, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers

19,371,564 2,072,848 94,158 1,759,154

Based on the above voting results, all director nominees were duly elected and the other two proposals passed.

Item 8. Other Information.
The Company has made no purchases under its repurchase program and, as originally contemplated, the Company expects to begin repurchasing shares following the release of second quarter 2013 earnings. The Company intends to repurchase shares in amounts that offset shares issued upon the exercise of stock options since the beginning of fiscal 2013 and shares issued under the Company's associate stock buying plan since the beginning of the year.

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