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SALLY BEAUTY HOLDINGS, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Financial Statements and Exhibits

January 30, 2014

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year. Board Declassification Amendments On January 30, 2014 , Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") held its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). As discussed under Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, at the 2014 Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders approved an amendment to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation (the "Certificate") to declassify the Board of Directors and provide for the annual election of all directors (the "Declassification Amendment"). Under the Declassification Amendment, the transition to the annual election of directors will be phased in over time with all directors standing for election for one-year terms as follows: each director elected at the Annual Meeting, as described below, was elected for a one-year term; directors previously elected for three-year terms ending in 2015 and 2016 will continue to serve out their existing terms so that no director previously elected to a three-year term will have his or her term shortened; and directors standing for election at the Company's 2015 and 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and each annual meeting thereafter, will be elected for a one-year term ending at the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected. Beginning with the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the declassification of the Board will be complete, and the entire Board will stand for election annually for one-year terms. The Declassification Amendment became effective upon the filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation (the "Certificate of Amendment") with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on January 30, 2014 . In connection with the Declassification Amendment, and as described in the Company's 2014 proxy statement, the Board approved conforming amendments to the Company's Bylaws to implement the declassification of the Board. The Board's approval of these conforming amendments was contingent upon stockholder approval and to be implemented by amending and restating the Bylaws to reflect only these conforming amendments. Accordingly, the amended and restated Bylaws became effective on January 30, 2014 . The foregoing descriptions of the Declassification Amendment and the amended and restated Bylaws are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Certificate of Amendment and the amended and restated Bylaws, which are filed as Exhibit 3.1 and Exhibit 3.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Restated Certificate of Incorporation On January 30, 2014 and immediately after the filing of the Certificate of Amendment, the Company filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the "Restated Certificate") that restated and integrated, but did not further amend, the Certificate (as amended through the filings of the Certificate of Amendment described 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- above). In connection with approving the Certificate and Bylaw amendments described above, the Board of Directors approved the Restated Certificate, contingent upon stockholder approval. The Restated Certificate was effective on filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware . The foregoing description of the Restated Certificate is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Restated Certificate, which is filed as Exhibit 3.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders. The number of shares of the Company's common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting was 164,043,365 and each share of common stock was entitled to one vote. The holders of 157,190,849 shares of common stock were present at the Annual Meeting, either in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum. At the Annual Meeting, the Company's stockholders acted upon the following matters: (i) the approval of the Board proposal to amend the Company's Certificate to declassify the Board of Directors and provide for the annual election of directors; (ii) the election of three directors to the Board of Directors to hold office until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; (iii) the approval by advisory (non-binding) vote of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, including the Company's compensation practices and principles and their implementation; and (iv) the ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2014 fiscal year. The voting results reported below are final. Proposal 1 - Approval of Board Proposal to Amend the Company's Certificate to Declassify the Board of Directors The Board of Directors' proposal to declassify the Board of Directors and provide for the annual election of directors was approved. The results of the approval were as follows: For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 151,051,435 135,686 96,708 5,907,020 3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proposal 2 - Election of Directors Each of the individuals listed below was duly elected as a director of the Company to serve until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified. The results of the election were as follows: Nominee For Withheld Broker Non-Votes John R. Golliher 150,589,489 694,340 5,907,020 Edward W. Rabin 150,686,615 597,214 5,907,020 Gary G. Winterhalter 148,005,627 3,278,202 5,907,020 The following individuals are duly elected directors of the Company whose term of service continues until: (i) the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders: Katherine Button Bell, Martha Miller , Robert R. McMaster and the individuals listed above elected at the Annual Meeting; and (ii) the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders: Christian A. Brickman, Marshall E. Eisenberg and John A. Miller . Proposal 3 - Advisory Vote to Approve the Company's Executive Compensation The compensation of the Company's named executive officers, including the Company's compensation practices and principles and their implementation, was approved on an advisory (non-binding) basis. The results of the advisory (non-binding) approval were as follows: For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes 147,623,316 1,348,702 2,311,811 5,907,020 Proposal 4 - Ratification of Selection of Auditors The Board of Director's selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2014 fiscal year was ratified. The results of the ratification were as follows: For Against Abstain 153,715,533 2,988,608 486,708 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (d) Exhibits. The following Exhibits are filed herewith as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit Number Description 3.1 Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. , effective January 30, 2014 . 3.2 Fifth Amended and Restated Bylaws of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. , effective January 30, 2014 . 3.3 Third Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. , effective January 30, 2014 . 5 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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