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 30, 2017

 

 

PROVECTUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36457   90-0031917

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7327 Oak Ridge Hwy., Knoxville, Tennessee 37931

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(866) 594-5999

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 

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:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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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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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.

 

(a) Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of stockholders on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

 

(b) At the 2017 annual meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on six proposals. A brief description and tabulation of votes for each proposal are set forth below.

Proposal 1 . The Company’s stockholders elected the following directors for a term of one year, consistent with the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). There were 155,379,803 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.

 

                                                           

Nominee

   For    Withheld

Bruce Horowitz

   114,749,847    12,563,928

Jan E. Koe

   113,862,809    13,450,966

Dominic Rodrigues

   116,728,417    10,585,358

Eric A. Wachter, Ph.D.

   111,570,360    15,743,415

Proposal 2 . The Company’s stockholders approved the advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers, consistent with the Board’s recommendation. There were 155,379,803 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.

 

For    Against    Abstain
    108,049,907              17,665,031                1,598,837    

Proposal 3 . The Company’s stockholders expressed their preference to conduct future advisory votes on executive compensation every year, consistent with the Board’s recommendation. There were 155,379,803 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal. This policy will remain in effect until the next advisory stockholder vote as would be set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2023 annual meeting.

 

One Year    Two Years    Three Years    Abstain
    116,841,564                3,721,040                4,789,375                1,961,796    

Proposal 4 . The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2017, consistent with the Board’s recommendation. There were no broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.

 

For    Against    Abstain
    262,554,263              15,704,221                4,435,094    

Proposal 5 . The Company’s stockholders did not approve an amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of preferred stock, as a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote were required to vote in favor of this proposal in order to approve it. There were 155,379,803 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.

 

For    Against    Abstain
    102,632,187              23,924,913                   756,675    


Proposal 6 . The Company’s stockholders approved an amendment of the Provectus 2014 Equity Compensation Plan to allow for the grant of restricted stock awards, consistent with the Board’s recommendation. There were 155,379,803 broker non-votes with respect to the proposal.

 

For    Against    Abstain
    103,063,213              17,488,420                6,762,142    


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.

Date: June 1, 2017

 

PROVECTUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Timothy C. Scott                                

 

Timothy C. Scott

President

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