CERS Cerus


Data from SEC filings
Employee count
CEO pay ratio
CEO Salary
Median Employee Salary

ESG framework mentions

In last year of SEC filings
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
No mentions
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
No mentions
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
No mentions
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No mentions

Shareholder alignment

Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

No recent proxy contest or exempt solicitation filings from shareholders.

Vote support at last AGM
On June 2, 2021, Cerus Corporation (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of votes cast for or against each matter and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. A more complete description of each matter is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”).

Proposal 1

The Company’s stockholders elected each of the three nominees named below to the Board of Directors to serve until the 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his respective successor has been duly elected and qualified.

NomineeForWithheldBroker Non-Votes
Daniel N. Swisher, Jr.97,253,19718,153,03525,345,722
Frank Witney, Ph.D.112,505,7092,900,52325,345,722
Eric Bjerkholt105,107,02310,299,20925,345,722

Proposal 2

The Company’s stockholders approved certificate of amendment of the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the total number of authorized shares of common stock from 225,000,000 shares to 400,000,000 shares.


Proposal 3

The Company’s stockholders approved an amendment and restatement of the Company’s Amended and Restated 2008 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock available for issuance thereunder by 7,600,000 shares and to make certain other changes thereto as described in the Proxy Statement.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes

Proposal 4

The Company’s stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes

Proposal 5

The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


No other matters were submitted for stockholder action at the Annual Meeting.