ARDEA BIOSCIENCES INC 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 31, 2012
Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (858) 652-6500
(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:
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 31, 2012, Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (the Company) held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Four proposals were voted on at the meeting: (1) the election of each of Felix J. Baker, Ph.D., Wendy L. Dixon, Ph.D., Henry J. Fuchs, M.D., Craig A. Johnson, John W. Poyhonen, Barry D. Quart, Pharm.D. and Kevin C. Tang as directors to serve until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; (2) approval of an amendment to the Companys 2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the aggregate number of shares authorized for issuance thereunder by 500,000 shares; (3) the ratification of the appointment by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company of Marcum LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012; and (4) an advisory vote on the approval of the Companys executive compensation.
Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 2, 2012 were entitled to vote at the 2012 Annual Meeting. As of April 2, 2012, there were 36,759,140 shares of common stock of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote at the 2012 Annual Meeting. At the 2012 Annual Meeting, 35,101,258 shares of common stock of the Company were represented, in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum for the meeting.
The votes with respect to each of the proposals are set forth below.
Election of Seven Directors to Serve until the 2013 Annual Meeting:
Approval of an amendment to the 2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the aggregate number of shares authorized for issuance thereunder by 500,000 shares:
Ratification of the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Companys Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Year Ending December 31, 2012:
Advisory vote on the Companys executive compensation:
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 5, 2012, Ardea Biosciences, Inc. issued a press release announcing the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 thereunto duly authorized.