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): February 7, 2023

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1915 Snapps Ferry RoadBuilding NGreenevilleTN37745
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(Commission File Number)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (423) 636-7000
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueFWRDNASDAQ
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).
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On February 7, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Forward Air Corporation (the “Company”) approved amended and restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”), effective as of such date. In connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s adoption of Rule 14a-19 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Universal Proxy Rule”) and a periodic review of the Bylaws by the Company, the Amended and Restated Bylaws, were amended to, among other things, ensure consistency with the Universal Proxy Rule, including to:

clarify that all proposing shareholders must comply with the Universal Proxy Rule in connection with the nomination of any person for election to the Board or the solicitation of proxies in connection therewith;
provide that any proxies received for disqualified or withdrawn Board nominees will be treated as abstentions;
require additional information, representations and disclosures from proposing shareholders in respect of proposed business to be transacted at an annual meeting and requiring such proposing shareholder to appear in person or by proxy at the annual meeting;
restrict the number of nominees a shareholder may nominate for election at a meeting to the number of directors to be elected at the applicable meeting;
add a requirement that a shareholder submitting a nomination notice make a representation as to whether such shareholder intends to solicit proxies in support of their nominees from the holders of at least 67% of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock and deliver reasonable evidence of compliance with the requirements of the Universal Proxy Rule at least seven business days before the applicable meeting; and
require that any shareholder submitting a nomination notify the Company within two business days if such shareholder no longer intends to solicit proxies.

This description of the Amended and Restated Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, which are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

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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: February 13, 2023 By: /s/ Thomas Schmitt
   Thomas Schmitt
President and Chief Executive Officer