SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2017
GALECTIN THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
4960 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD, STE 240
NORCROSS, GA 30071
(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (678) 620-3186
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on December 14, 2017, the stockholders of Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Galectin or the Company) elected each of the Companys directors that had been nominated to serve until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected and have been qualified. The stockholders also (i) approved an amendment to the Companys Restated Articles of Incorporation increasing the number of authorized common voting shares from 50,000,000 to 100,000,000, (ii) approved an amendment to the Companys Amended and Restated 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan to reserve an additional 1,000,000 shares for issuance under the plan and (iii) ratified the selection of Cherry Bekaert LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2017.
The final results of the voting on each matter of business at the 2017 Annual Meeting are as follows:
Election of Directors
|Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
Gilbert Amelio, Ph.D.
Kevin D. Freeman
Marc Rubin, M.D.
Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard E. Uihlein
Amendment to the Companys Restated Articles of Incorporation increasing the number of authorized common voting shares from 50,000,000 to 100,000,000
Amendment to the Companys Amended and Restated 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan to reserve an additional 1,000,000 shares for issuance under the plan
Ratification of the selection of Cherry Bekaert LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2017
Additionally, the holder of the Companys Series B Convertible Preferred Stock voted as a separate class to nominate and elect two directors (the Series B Directors). Mr. James Czirr and Dr. Theodore Zucconi were each re-elected as the Series B Directors, each to serve until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected and have been qualified. The results of the voting for the Series B Directors are as follows:
|James C. Czirr||3,789,346||0||n/a|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Galectin Therapeutics Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Galectin Therapeutics Inc.|
|Date: December 18, 2017||By:||/s/ Jack W. Callicutt|
Jack W. Callicutt
Chief Financial Officer