Geron 8-K 2014
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 20, 2014
149 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE, SUITE
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2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
On March 3, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the Board) of Geron Corporation (the Company) recommended to the Board, and on March 10, 2014, the Board adopted, subject to stockholder approval, the 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the 2014 ESPP). At the Companys 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) held on May 20, 2014, the Companys stockholders approved the 2014 ESPP. Under the 2014 ESPP, the Company is authorized to sell to eligible employees up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock.
A summary of the 2014 ESPP is set forth in the Companys definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 4, 2014 (the Proxy Statement). That summary and the above description of the 2014 ESPP is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2014 ESPP, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 20, 2014, the Company held its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065, and via conference call, pursuant to notice duly given. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 24, 2014 were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of March 24, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 156,898,895 shares of common stock of the Company were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, of which 132,355,921 shares of common stock of the Company were represented, in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum. The final results of the stockholder vote on each proposal brought before the Annual Meeting were as follows:
(a) Proposal 1. Each of the three (3) nominees to hold office as Class III members of the Board of Directors to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Companys 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was elected based upon the following votes:
(b) Proposal 2. The 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan was approved based upon the following votes:
(c) Proposal 3. The non-binding advisory vote on named executive officer compensation was approved based upon the following votes:
(d) Proposal 4. The selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 was ratified based upon the following votes:
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 hereunto duly authorized.