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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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 22, 2022
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bluebird bio, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Delaware
001-35966
13-3680878
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
455 Grand Union Boulevard,
Somerville, MA
02145
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(339) 499-9300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 Instructions 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, $0.01 par value per share BLUE The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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.

On June 22, 2022, bluebird bio, Inc. (the “Company”) held its previously announced Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”), at which a quorum was present. At the Meeting, the stockholders of the Company voted on the proposals as follows: (i) Nick Leschly and Najoh Tita-Reid as Class III members of the Board to serve until the Company’s 2025 annual meeting of stockholders (“Proposal 1”); (ii) to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers (“Proposal 2”); and (iii) ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 (“Proposal 3”).

The Company’s stockholders re-elected the two persons listed below as Class III directors pursuant to Proposal 1. The voting results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
Nick Leschly 26,282,797 16,394,826 56,471 10,292,175
Najoh Tita-Reid 42,154,364 480,496 99,234 10,292,175

The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 2 in a non-binding advisory vote. The voting results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
39,680,750 2,947,051 106,293 10,292,175

The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3. The voting results were as follows:
Votes For
Votes Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
52,651,440 280,226 94,603 0






SIGNATURES

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 23, 2022 bluebird bio, Inc.
By: /s/ Jason F. Cole
Name: Jason F. Cole
Title:
Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer


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