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): September 25, 2019
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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock $0.001 par value per share||GALT||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 5.08 Shareholder Director Nominations
On September 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (the Company) established Wednesday, December 4, 2019 as the date of the Companys 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the 2019 Annual Meeting) and Thursday, October 10, 2019 as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the 2019 Annual Meeting. Because the Company did not hold an annual meeting the previous year, stockholders of the Company who wish to have a proposal considered for inclusion in the Companys proxy materials for the 2019 Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), must ensure that such proposal is received by the Companys Corporate Secretary at Galectin Therapeutics Inc., to our Corporate Secretary at 4960 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 240, Norcross, GA 30071 on or before the close of business on October 7, 2019, which the Company has determined to be a reasonable time before it expects to begin to print and send its proxy materials. Any such proposal must also meet the requirements set forth in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be eligible for inclusion in the proxy materials for the 2019 Annual Meeting. The October 7, 2019 deadline will also apply in determining whether notice of a stockholder proposal is timely for purposes of exercising discretionary voting authority with respect to proxies under Rule 14a-4(c) of the Exchange Act.
In addition, in accordance with the requirements contained in the Companys Amended and Restated By-Laws, stockholders who wish to bring business before the 2019 Annual Meeting outside of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act or to nominate a person for election as a director must ensure that written notice of such proposal (including all of the information specified in the Companys Amended and Restated By-Laws) is received by the Companys Secretary at the address specified above no later than the close of business on October 7, 2019. Any such proposal must meet the requirements set forth in the Companys Amended and Restated By-Laws in order to be brought before the 2019 Annual Meeting.
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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: September 27, 2019||By:|
|Jack W. Callicutt|
|Chief Financial Officer|
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