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): June 18, 2020
 
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-34600
 
26-2593535
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
ONE Copley Parkway, Suite 490
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
919-855-2100
(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:
 
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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, $0.0001 par value per share
TENX
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 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).
 
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.
 
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 18, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). The stockholders considered the five proposals described below, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement dated April 29, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”). As of April 24, 2020, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 9,218,556 shares of common stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 5,468,917 shares of common stock were represented in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum. The final number of votes cast for and against, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, with respect to each proposal are set forth below.
 
Proposal 1: To elect the six director nominees described in the Proxy Statement to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the sooner of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Company’s Stockholders or the election and qualification of their successors. The votes were cast as follows:
 
 
For
 
Withhold
 
Broker Non-Votes
Ronald R. Blanck, DO
2,224,061
 
60,305
 
3,184,551
Anthony A. DiTonno
2,224,053
 
60,312
 
3,184,552
James Mitchum
2,224,057
 
60,308
 
3,184,552
Gregory Pepin
2,175,732
 
108,633
 
3,184,552
Gerald T. Proehl
2,224,053
 
60,312
 
3,184,552
Chris A. Rallis
2,224,057
 
60,308
 
3,184,552
 
All director nominees were duly elected.
 
Proposal 2: To ratify the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The votes were cast as follows:
 
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
5,468,896
 
18
 
24
 
Proposal 2 was approved.
 
 
2
 
 
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 18, 2020
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By: /s/ Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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