TBPH Theravance Biopharma







Washington, DC  20549








Current Report Pursuant

to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): April 28, 2020





(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Cayman Islands 001-36033 98-1226628
(State or Other Jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


PO Box 309

Ugland House, South Church Street

George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY1-1104

(650) 808-6000

(Addresses, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of principal executive offices)




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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:
Ordinary Share $0.00001 Par Value TBPH NASDAQ Global Market


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).


Emerging growth company    ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


(a)       The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on April 28, 2020.


(b)       Shareholders holding 55,134,016 shares of capital stock, representing 87.3% of the total number of shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, were present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.


The nominees listed below were elected Class III members of the Board of Directors with the respective numbers of shares voted set forth opposite their names:

Nominees For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Dean J. Mitchell  50,494,298   35,090   40,821   4,563,807 
Percentage of Shares Voted  99.85   0.07   0.08    
George M. Whitesides  44,949,923   5,582,121   38,165   4,563,807 
Percentage of Shares Voted  88.88   11.04   0.08    
William D. Young  50,407,912   126,165   36,132   4,563,807 
Percentage of Shares Voted  99.68   0.25   0.07    


The shareholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The voting results are set forth below:


  For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Number of Shares Voted  54,655,527   468,879   9,610    
Percentage of Shares Voted  99.13   0.85   0.02    


The shareholders approved a non-binding advisory resolution regarding executive compensation. The voting results are set forth below:


  For  Against  Abstain  Broker
Number of Shares Voted  50,181,713   357,544   30,952   4,563,807 
Percentage of Shares Voted  99.23   0.71   0.06    


For more information about the foregoing proposals, see the Company’s Proxy Statement.







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.


Date:  April 29, 2020By:/s/ Bradford J. Shafer
  Bradford J. Shafer
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary