Washington, D.C. 20549





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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 12, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36138   02-0563870

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


305 College Road East

Princeton, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (609) 452-9813


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share   ADXS   Nasdaq Global Select Market


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


On February 12, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Advaxis, Inc. (the “Company”) amended and restated the Company’s by-laws, effective immediately, to implement a majority voting standard for directors in uncontested director elections. In particular, the amended and restated by-laws (the “By-Laws”) include the following changes:


  the standard for uncontested elections of directors was changed to a majority voting standard so that a nominee for director will be elected to the Board if the votes cast “for” such nominee’s election exceed the votes cast “against” such nominee’s election;
  nominees for director will continue to be elected by a plurality of the votes cast if the election is a contested election as defined in the By-Laws;
  as a condition to being nominated to stand for election as director, a proposed nominee must deliver an irrevocable letter of resignation as a director, effective upon such person’s failure to receive the required vote for reelection at the next annual meeting of stockholders at which such person would face reelection; and
  if a nominee for director is not elected and the nominee is an incumbent director, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board (the “Committee”) will make a recommendation to the Board as to whether to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The Board will act on the tendered resignation, taking into account the Committee’s recommendation, and publicly disclose its decision regarding the tendered resignation and the rationale behind the decision within 90 calendar days from the date of the certification of the election results. The Committee, in making its recommendation, and the Board, in making its decision, may each consider any factors or other information that they consider appropriate and relevant. The director who tenders his or her resignation will not participate in the recommendation of the Committee or the decision of the Board with respect to his or her tender of resignation, but may participate in the recommendation or the decision regarding another director’s tender of resignation.


The foregoing summary of the changes reflected in the By-Laws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the By-Laws, a copy of which is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Exhibit No.   Exhibit Name
3.1   Amended and Restated By-Laws of Advaxis, Inc.






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.


February 14, 2020 ADVAXIS, INC.
  By: /s/ Molly Henderson
  Name: Molly Henderson
  Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer




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