NewLink Genetics Corporation
NEWLINK GENETICS CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/17/2017 16:20:56)


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): May 17, 2017 (May 12, 2017)


NewLink Genetics Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
001-35342
42-1491350
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
2503 South Loop Drive
Ames, IA
50010
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (515) 296-5555
 
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management
 
Item 5.07  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of NewLink Genetics Corporation (the " Company ") was held on May 12, 2017, for the following purposes:
To elect the nominees for director, Charles J. Link, Jr. M.D., Paolo Pucci and Thomas A. Raffin, nominated by the Board of Directors of the Company (the " Board "), to serve until the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders;
To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers; and
To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of KPMG, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.

At the meeting, Charles J. Link, Jr. M.D. and Thomas A. Raffin were re-elected as directors of the Company and Paolo Pucci was elected as a director of the Company. The stockholders of the Company approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers, as set forth in the Company's definitive proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2017. In addition, the stockholders of the Company ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the Company's fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. The final voting results on each of the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders at the 2017 Annual Meeting are as follows:

 
Election of Directors
For
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
1.
Charles J. Link, Jr. M.D.
20,757,724
63,540
5,710,077
 
Paolo Pucci
19,860,385
960,879
5,710,077
 
Thomas A. Raffin
20,744,554
76,710
5,710,077
 
 
For
Against
Abstentions
Broker Non-Votes
2.
Approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers
12,801,787
7,982,603
36,874
5,710,077
 
 
For
Against
Abstentions
3.
Ratification of KPMG LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the Company's fiscal year ending December 31, 2017
26,419,245
84,526
27,570







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.
Dated:    May 17, 2017


 
NewLink Genetics Corporation
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ John B. Henneman III
 
  John B. Henneman III
Its:
  Chief Financial Officer