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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 13, 2023




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39561   95-3847744
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)


file number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


2710 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, California   93030
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 981-3650

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   AVO   NASDAQ Global Select Market

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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

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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.

Effective April 13, 2023, Shaunte D. Mears Watkins, a Class II director, resigned from the Board of Directors of Mission Produce, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a Delaware corporation. Ms. Mears Watkins resigned from the Board of Directors due to her relocation to Australia and not because of any disagreement with the Corporation on any matter relating to the Corporation’s operations, policies or practices.

In connection with Ms. Mears Watkins’ resignation, the Board of Directors approved a reduction in the size of the Board of Directors from nine to eight directors.

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

On April 13, 2023, Mission Produce, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), virtually on the Internet. A total of 58,280,141 shares of the Company’s common stock, representing approximately 82.39% of the 70,733,090 shares outstanding and entitled to vote as of the February 14, 2023 record date for the Annual Meeting, were represented, constituting a quorum.

Stockholders were asked to vote on three (3) proposals set forth in our Proxy Statement dated February 27, 2023, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The results of the voting at the Annual Meeting are set forth below:

Proposal 1— Election of Directors


     Shares Voted

Director Nominee

   For    Withheld    Broker Non-Votes

Stephen J. Barnard

   47,151,390    1,165,793    9,962,958

Bonnie C. Lind

   38,195,517    10,121,666    9,962,958

Linda B. Segre

   44,722,616    3,594,567    9,962,958

Proposal 2 — Advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers


Shares Voted







Broker Non-Votes

43,795,040   2,695,079   1,827,064   9,962,958

Proposal 3 — Ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2023


Shares Voted






58,261,270   9,123   9,748


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: April 14, 2023     MISSION PRODUCE, INC.

/s/ Joanne C. Wu

    Joanne C. Wu
    General Counsel and Secretary