PDL BioPharma, Inc.
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC. (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/12/2017 16:04:09)



 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 9, 2017

PDL BioPharma, Inc.

(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)

000-19756
(Commission File Number)

Delaware
 
94-3023969
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

932 Southwood Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)

(775) 832-8500
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 5.07    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
 
On June 9, 2017, the Company held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Incline Village, Nevada. At the annual meeting, the Company’s stockholders: (i) elected each of David Gryska and Paul Sandman to the Company’s Board of Directors for a term of three years, (ii) ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, (iii) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement and (iv) indicated, on an advisory basis, that every year is the preferred frequency for stockholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
Represented in person or by proxy at the annual meeting were 130,238,633 shares of the Company’s common stock, or 80.51% of the total number of shares outstanding as of the record date. The results of the matters submitted to a stockholder vote at the annual meeting were as follows.
1.    Election of Directors:
Name
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
David Gryska
 
91,324,115
 
2,893,462
 
36,021,056
Paul Sandman
 
91,398,485
 
2,819,092
 
36,021,056

2.
Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017:
For
Against
Abstain
128,384,271
1,352,115
502,247

3.
Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s proxy statement:
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
89,529,375
 
4,243,979
 
444,223
 
36,021,056

4.
Indicate, on an advisory basis, the preferred frequency of stockholder advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers:
Every Year
Every 2 Years
Every 3 Years
Abstain
Broker Non-Votes
81,626,699
476,558
11,693,831
420,489
36,021,056






SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
(Company)
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ John P. McLaughlin
 
 
John P. McLaughlin
 
 
President, Chief Executive Officer
 
 



Dated: June 12, 2017