SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 24, 2023
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
1305 O’Brien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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, par value $0.001 per share||PACB||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).
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ITEM 5.07. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2023 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on May 24, 2023. Of the 249,810,685 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding as of 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 5, 2023, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 219,666,084 shares were represented at the Annual Meeting, either by virtual attendance or by proxy, constituting approximately 87.93% of shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. The five matters voted on at the Annual Meeting and the voting results with respect to each such matter are set forth below:
Proposal 1: Election of Three Class I Directors
|Name of Director||For||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|Christian O. Henry||189,711,865||3,089,347||58,199||26,806,673|
|John F. Milligan, Ph.D.||190,066,819||2,674,761||117,831||26,806,673|
|Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D.||178,044,672||14,703,637||111,102||26,806,673|
Each director nominee was duly elected to serve until the 2026 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified, subject to his or her earlier resignation or removal.
Proposal 2: Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.
Proposal 3: Advisory Vote to Approve Named Executive Officer Compensation.
The stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
Proposal 4: Advisory Vote to Approve the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Named Executive Officer Compensation
|Every 1 Year||Every 2 Years||Every 3 Years||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
Based on the votes set forth above, the stockholders advised that they were in favor of every one year as the frequency of holding an advisory vote on the compensation of named executive officers. In accordance with the voting results for this proposal, the Company has determined to hold future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers every one year until the next required non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes regarding named executive officer compensation. The next required advisory vote on the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers will take place no later than at the Company’s 2029 annual meeting of stockholders.
Proposal 5: Advisory Vote to Approve the Retention of the Classified Structure of the Corporation’s Board
The stockholders, on a non-binding advisory basis, voted against retaining the Company’s classified board of directors.
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.
|PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Brett Atkins|
|Date: May 26, 2023|