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This excerpt taken from the VPHM 8-K filed Nov 14, 2008.

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Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On November 7, 2008, the Board of Directors of ViroPharma Incorporated (the “Company”) adopted Amended and Restated By-Laws, effective as of November 7, 2008.

The Amended and Restated By-Laws, among other things:

 

   

Add new Section 1.8(b) concerning fixing the record date for a special meeting at the request of the stockholders pursuant to the second sentence of Section 1.2 of the By-Laws or entitled to consent to corporate action in writing without a meeting pursuant to Section 1.10 of the By-Laws;

 

   

Add new Section 1.8(c) which contains additional procedures concerning consent to corporate action in writing without a meeting pursuant to Section 1.10 of the By-Laws;

 

   

Add new Section 1.11 which contains an advance notice provision for stockholder proposals submitted in connection with a stockholder meeting;

 

   

Amend Section 2.2 to clarify that vacancies on the Board of Directors may only be filled by a majority of the remaining members of the Board; and

 

   

Add new Section 2.9 which contains an advance notice provision for director nominations submitted in connection with a stockholder meeting.

Under the new advance notice provisions of Section 1.11 and 2.9, any stockholder proposal or director nomination submitted in connection with the Company’s 2009 annual meeting of stockholders must be received no earlier than January 23, 2009 and no later than February 22, 2009.

The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated By-Laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated By-Laws filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto, which is hereby incorporated into this report by reference.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 7, 2008, the Board of Directors of Company created a standing Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. The two members of the Committee are: Michael R. Dougherty and Howard H. Pien, each of whom is an “independent” director as defined under the Nasdaq listing standards and will serve on the Committee until the next annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company. The Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is posted on the Company’s website at: www.viropharma.com (under the Investor Relations—Corporate Governance tab).

 

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Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

3.1 Amended and Restated By-Laws of ViroPharma Incorporated

 

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