Geron 8-K 2017
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 9, 2017
149 COMMONWEALTH DRIVE,
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 9, 2017, Geron Corporation (the Company) held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) at the Companys offices located at 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, and via conference call, pursuant to notice duly given. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2017 (the Record Date) were entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. As of the Record Date for the Annual Meeting, 159,158,636 shares of common stock of the Company were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, of which 125,152,324 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) named nominees to hold office as Class III members of the Board of Directors (the Board) to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Companys 2020 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 non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of holding future non-binding advisory votes on executive compensation received the following votes:
In light of the vote of the stockholders on this proposal and consistent with the Boards recommendation, the Company will continue to include a non-binding stockholder advisory vote to approve the compensation of its named executive officers in its proxy materials every year. The Company will hold such annual advisory votes until the next required vote on the frequency of stockholder votes on named executive officer compensation. The Company is required to hold votes on the frequency of holding future non-binding advisory votes on executive compensation every six calendar years.
(d) Proposal 4. The selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 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.