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Form 8-K for EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO


5-May-2014

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a


Item 5.02(e). Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officer.

On May 1, 2014, shareholders of The Empire District Electric Company (the "Company") approved the adoption of the 2015 Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan will become effective on January 1, 2015. A summary of the Plan is set forth in the Company's Proxy Statement, filed with the Commission on March 19, 2014. This summary is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Plan which is attached to the Proxy Statement as Appendix B and which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02(e).



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

On May 1, 2014, 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 four directors for three year terms,
(2) ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, (3) approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement, (4) approved an amended and restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan, (5) approved the 2015 Stock Incentive Plan and (6) approved an amended and restated Stock Unit Plan for Directors.

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:
Kenneth R. Allen                    19,490,118      353,024              -     14,016,191
Bradley P. Beecher                  19,564,831      278,311              -     14,016,191
William L. Gipson                   18,868,060      975,082              -     14,016,191
Thomas M. Ohlmacher                 19,541,591      301,551              -     14,016,191

                                                                                   Broker Non-
                                            For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Ratification of Independent Auditors:    33,377,534      291,613        190,186              -




                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Non-binding advisory approval of
the compensation of the named
executive officers as disclosed
in the proxy statement:             16,391,717    2,626,719        824,706     14,016,191


                                                        Shares Voted
                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Amended and restated Employee
Stock Purchase Plan:                19,163,143      483,194        196,805     14,016,191




                                                                    Broker Non-
                                For        Against    Abstentions      Votes
2015 Stock Incentive Plan:   16,276,899   3,337,463       228,780    14,016,191




                                                                              Broker Non-
                                       For         Against     Abstentions       Votes
Amended and restated Stock Unit
Plan for Directors:                 18,217,500    1,248,693        376,949     14,016,191


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