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Form 8-K for WEST BANCORPORATION INC


28-Apr-2014

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 24, 2014 (the "Annual Meeting"). The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was February 20, 2014. There were 15,976,204 shares of common stock outstanding as of that date, each such share being entitled to one vote. At the Annual Meeting the holders of 12,120,475 shares, or approximately 75.9 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     8,963,833     143,597           3,013,045
Thomas A. Carlstrom 8,973,746     133,684           3,013,045
Joyce A. Chapman    8,979,070     128,360           3,013,045
Steven K. Gaer      8,991,368     116,062           3,013,045
Michael J. Gerdin   8,979,490     127,940           3,013,045
Kaye R. Lozier      8,776,000     331,430           3,013,045
Sean P. McMurray    8,978,541     128,889           3,013,045
David R. Milligan   8,967,355     140,075           3,013,045
George D. Milligan  8,979,841     127,589           3,013,045
David D. Nelson     8,973,676     133,754           3,013,045
James W. Noyce      8,980,041     127,389           3,013,045
Robert G. Pulver    8,962,570     144,860           3,013,045
Lou Ann Sandburg    8,997,304     110,126           3,013,045
Philip Jason Worth  8,993,775     113,655           3,013,045

Proposal 2 - Approve, on a non-binding basis, the 2013 executive compensation disclosed in the Company's definitive proxy statement, which was filed on March 6, 2014.

The vote to approve the above proposal was as follows:

                                   For           Against         Abstain       Broker Non-Votes
Approval of 2013 executive
compensation                    8,705,599         309,108          92,720            3,013,048

Proposal 3 - Ratify the appointment of McGladrey LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2014.

The vote to ratify the above proposal was as follows:
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes McGladrey LLP 12,040,020 80,204 249 2


The information contained in this report may contain forward-looking statements about the Company's growth and acquisition strategies, new products and services, and future financial performance, including earnings and dividends per share, return on average assets, return on average equity, efficiency ratio, and capital ratios. Certain statements in this report constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "should," "anticipates," or similar references, or references to estimates or predictions. 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 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, including actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of the Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board, and/or the Iowa Division of Banking; and customers' acceptance of the Company's products and services. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update such forward-looking statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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