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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): May 26, 2020
  
EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-33137
 
14-1902018
(State or other jurisdiction
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
 
 
 
Identification No.)
 400 Professional Drive, Suite 400,
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(240) 631-3200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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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
EBS
New York Stock Exchange
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).
Emerging growth company     
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.





Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Seamus Mulligan completed his term as a director of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (the “Company”) and did not stand for reelection when his term as a Class II director expired at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) held on May 21, 2020.  

Item 5.07     Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

As noted above, the Annual Meeting was held on May 21, 2020.  A total of 50,013,103 shares of the Company’s common stock were present or represented by proxy, which represented approximately 95.68% of the Company’s 52,266,433 shares of common stock that were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting as of the record date of March 26, 2020.  Stockholders considered the three proposals outlined below, each of which is described in more detail in the proxy statement.

Proposal 1.  To elect three Class II directors to hold office for a term expiring at our 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.  All director nominees were elected.  The voting results were as follows:

Director Nominee
For
Against
Abstaining
Broker Non-Votes
Zsolt Harsanyi, Ph.D.
46,087,265
1,814,742
101,625
2,009,471
Gen. George A. Joulwan
47,193,736
707,864
102,032
2,009,471
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
45,822,406
2,079,298
101,928
2,009,471

Proposal 2.  To ratify the appointment by the Audit Committee of Ernst & Young LLP as our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.  Proposal 2 was approved.  The voting results were as follows:

For
Against
Abstaining
Broker Non-Votes
48,622,915
1,377,677
12,511
N/A

Proposal 3.  To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.  Proposal 3 was approved.  The voting results were as follows:

For
Against
Abstaining
Broker Non-Votes
46,160,766
1,818,869
23,997
2,009,471

SIGNATURE

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.

 
EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC.
 
 
 
Dated: May 26, 2020
By:
/s/ RICHARD S. LINDAHL
 
 
Name:Richard S. Lindahl
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
              Officer and Treasurer


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