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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2022

ASHFORD INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada 001-36400 84-2331507
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
 or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS employer
identification number)
14185 Dallas Parkway
Suite 1200
Dallas
Texas 75254
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 490-9600
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company    
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock AINC NYSE American LLC



ITEM 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
(a)    On May 11, 2022, Ashford Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). As of March 11, 2022, the record date for the Annual Meeting, (i) 3,016,252 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding and (ii) 19,120,000 shares of Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding (which shares are convertible, in the aggregate, into 4,068,085 shares of common stock), which are entitled to vote on any matters submitted to the holders of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s amended and restated articles of incorporation. Thus, in the aggregate, a total of 7,084,337 shares of common stock were entitled to vote, each share being entitled to one vote. The results below reflect the application of the voting restrictions set forth in the Investor Rights Agreement, dated November 6, 2019, with Mr. Monty J. Bennett, Mr. Archie Bennett Jr., MJB Investments, Mr. James L. Cowen, Mr. Jeremy J. Welter, Mr. Mark A. Sharkey, Ms. Marissa A. Bennett and other related parties, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
At the Annual Meeting, 2,364,035 shares of common stock and 3,998,084 shares of Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock on an as-converted basis, or approximately 89.8% of the eligible voting shares, were represented either in person or by proxy.
(b)    At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on the following items:
1.    Proposal One – To elect six nominees to the Board of Directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The following nominees were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors (constituting the entire Board of Directors), with the voting results for each nominee as shown:
Name For Withheld
Broker
Non-Votes
Monty J. Bennett 4,055,972 1,409,913 896,234
Dinesh P. Chandiramani 4,121,413 1,344,472 896,234
Darrell T. Hail 3,628,362 1,837,523 896,234
Uno Immanivong 4,119,673 1,346,212 896,234
W. Michael Murphy 3,768,824 1,697,061 896,234
Brian Wheeler 3,725,472 1,740,413 896,234
2.    Proposal Two – To obtain advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation. This proposal was approved by the votes indicated below:
For Against Abstain
Broker
Non-Votes
2,974,488 1,225,569 1,265,828 896,234
3.    Proposal Three – To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP, a national public accounting firm, as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. This proposal was approved by the votes indicated below:
For Against Abstain
5,046,154 39,656 1,276,309

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

ASHFORD INC.
By:    /s/ Alex Rose                
Alex Rose
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


Date: May 16, 2022

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