Geron 8-K 2016
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 17, 2016
149 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE,
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 17, 2016, Geron Corporation (the Company) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) at the Westin San Francisco Airport, One Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030, and via conference call, pursuant to notice duly given. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 21, 2016 were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of March 21, 2016, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 158,916,775 shares of common stock of the Company were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, of which 127,132,491 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 two (2) named nominees to hold office as Class II members of the Board of Directors to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was elected based upon the following votes:
(b) Proposal 2. The non-binding advisory vote on named executive officer compensation was approved based upon the following votes:
(c) Proposal 3. The selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 was ratified based upon the following votes:
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.