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): April 18, 2020

 

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   0-35737   94-3306718
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(240) 497-9024

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(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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Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, par value, $0.001 per share   NWBO   OTCQB

  

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

 

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held an annual meeting of stockholders on April 18, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”), at which a quorum was present. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on three matters: (1) the re-elections of Dr. Alton L. Boynton and Ambassador J. Cofer Black as Class I members of the Board of Directors for three-year terms, (2) ratification of the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 and (3) an advisory vote on the frequency with which future advisory votes on executive compensation should be held.

 

Votes were cast by 405,885,961 (63.4%) of the total 640,486,199 shares that were issued and outstanding on the record date of February 21, 2020, and as such were eligible to vote. The percentages in parentheses below are the percentages of the votes cast for each matter presented.

 

Proposal No. 1. Election of Directors.

 

The stockholders approved the re-elections of Dr. Alton L. Boynton and Ambassador J. Cofer Black for three-year terms as Class I members of the Board of Directors. The votes for Dr. Boynton and Ambassador Black were as follows:

 

    For   Withheld   Abstained   Broker Non-Votes
Dr. Alton L. Boynton   380,112,185
(93.7%)
  25,773,776
(6.4%)
  0   0
                 
Ambassador J. Cofer Black   366,638,702
(90.3%)
  39,247,259
(9.7%)
  0   0

 

 

Proposal No. 2. Ratification of Appointment of Registered Public Accounting Firm.

 

The stockholders ratified the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020. The votes for reappointment of Marcum were as follows:

 

    For   Against   Abstained   Broker Non-Votes
Ratification of Marcum LLP   381,170,268
(93.9%)
  9,812,751
(2.4%)
  14,902,942
(3.7%)
  0

 

Proposal No. 3. Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation.

 

The stockholders voted, on an advisory basis, for future advisory stockholder votes on the Company’s executive compensation arrangements annually, based upon the following votes:

 

    Every Three Years   Every Two Years   Every Year  

Abstained

  Broker Non-Votes
Approval of Frequency of Stockholder Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation   158,033,243
(38.9%)
  31,465,492
(7.8%)
  209,009,746
(51.5%)
 

7,377,480

(1.8%)

  0

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

  NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.  
       
       
Date:  April 23, 2020 By: /s/ Linda Powers  
  Name: Linda Powers  
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

 

 

 

 

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