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 10, 2021
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
 
001-34600
 
26-2593535
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(CommissionFile Number)
 
(IRS EmployerIdentification 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 10, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). The stockholders considered the four proposals described below, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement dated April 30, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). As of April 13, 2021, the record date for the Annual Meeting, there were 14,969,312 shares of common stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote. At the Annual Meeting, 12,427,891 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 nine (9) director nominees described in the Proxy Statement to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the sooner of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Company’s Stockholders or the election and qualification of their successors. The votes were cast as follows:
 
Item 1
For
Withhold
Broker Non-Votes
June Almenoff, MD, PhD
7,768,351
29,361
4,630,179
Steven Boyd
7,767,726
29,986
4,630,179
Michael Davidson, MD
7,768,124
29,588
4,630,179
Anthony A. DiTonno
7,766,971
30,741
4,630,179
Declan Doogan, MD
7,768,124
29,588
4,630,179
Keith Maher, MD
7,776,364
21,348
4,630,179
James Mitchum
7,767,058
30,654
4,630,179
Gerald T. Proehl
6,240,041
1,557,671
4,630,179
Stuart Rich, MD
7,767,382
30,330
4,630,179
 
 
All director nominees were duly elected.
 
Proposal 2: Approval to convert shares of our Series B convertible preferred stock (“Series B Preferred Stock”), into shares of common stock. The votes were cast as follows:
 
For (1)
Against
Abstain (1)
7,662,197
62,130
73,387
 
(1) Represents votes cast on Proposal 2 as received by the Company. For the purpose of determining that Proposal 2 was approved pursuant to NASDAQ rules, 1,230,388 shares (representing the aggregate number of shares of common stock issued in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated January 15, 2021, by and among the Company, Life Newco II, Inc., PHPrecisionMed Inc., and Dr. Stuart Rich) that voted in favor of Proposal 2 were deemed to have abstained.
 
Proposal 2 was approved.
 
Proposal 3: Approval of Amendment No. 2 to our 2016 Stock Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares authorized for issuance under the plan by 750,000 shares.
 
For
Against
Abstain
7,605,237
126,618
65,860
 
Proposal 3 was approved.
 
Proposal 4: Ratification of the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

 
 
 
For
Against
Abstain
12,398,083
17,910
11,898
 
Proposal 4 was approved.
 
Item 8.01         
Other Events
 
 As previously reported on the Company’s Form 8-K as filed on January 19, 2021, the Company previously issued 10,232 shares of Series B Preferred Stock in connection with the Merger Agreement (as defined above). As a result of the approval of Proposal 2 as described above, and as further described in the Proxy Statement, all shares of Series B Preferred Stock were automatically converted into an aggregate of 10,232,000 shares of Common Stock. Of these newly issued shares of Common Stock, 1,212,489 shares are subject to automatic reduction to satisfy claims for indemnification under the Merger Agreement and to restrictions on transfer until January 15, 2023. On June 11, 2021, immediately following such conversion, the Company has 25,201,312 shares Common Stock outstanding.
 
 
 
 
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 11, 2021
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By: /s/ Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 

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