Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2012





Boyd Gaming Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Nevada   001-12882   88-0242733
(State of Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Ninth Floor

Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, Including Zip Code)

(702) 792-7200

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

At the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Boyd Gaming Corporation (the “Company”), held on May 17, 2012, the Company’s stockholders approved the Amendment and Restatement of the Company’s 2002 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2002 Plan”) as the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”) in order to (a) provide for a term ending ten (10) years from the date of stockholder approval at the Annual Meeting, (b) increase the maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock authorized for issuance over the term of the 2012 Plan by four million (4,000,000) shares from seventeen million (17,000,000) shares to twenty-one million (21,000,000) shares, (c) permit the future grant of certain equity based awards, including awards designed to constitute “performance-based compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, and (d) make certain other changes.

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

At the Annual Meeting, the following proposals were voted on by the Company’s stockholders, as set forth below:

Proposal 1. Election of Directors.



Robert L. Boughner

     61,019,705         7,035,086         12,542,254   

William R. Boyd

     62,345,796         5,708,995         12,542,254   

William S. Boyd

     62,310,442         5,744,349         12,542,254   

Richard E. Flaherty

     63,454,837         4,599,954         12,542,254   

Thomas V. Girardi

     63,166,469         4,888,322         12,542,254   

Marianne Boyd Johnson

     62,291,801         5,762,990         12,542,254   

Maj. Gen. Billy G. McCoy, Ret. USAF

     63,107,050         4,947,741         12,542,254   

Frederick J. Schwab

     63,457,367         4,597,424         12,542,254   

Keith E. Smith

     63,395,854         4,658,937         12,542,254   

Christine J. Spadafor

     63,167,329         4,887,462         12,542,254   

Peter M. Thomas

     63,457,418         4,597,373         12,542,254   

Veronica J. Wilson

     63,454,965         4,599,826         12,542,254   

Each of the director nominees were elected to serve as a director until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.

Proposal 2. Ratification of the Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012.


Votes For


Votes Against




   480,665    210,205

The appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 was ratified.

Proposal 3. Approval of the Amendment and Restatement of the Company’s 2002 Stock Incentive Plan as the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan.


Votes For

   Votes Against      Abstain      Broker Non-Votes  


     13,448,421         183,871         12,542,254   

The Amendment and Restatement of the Company’s 2002 Plan as the 2012 Plan was approved.

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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.


Date: May 22, 2012       Boyd Gaming Corporation

/s/ Josh Hirsberg


Josh Hirsberg

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer