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): June 7, 2022
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Juris-
diction of Incorporation)
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 1050
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 838-0500
(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
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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).
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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 7, 2022, Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), at which a quorum was present. Stockholders considered five proposals outlined below, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”). The final voting results with respect to each of the proposals acted upon at the 2022 Annual Meeting are set forth below.
Proposal 1: Election of Directors
The following two nominees, each of whom were named in the Proxy Statement, were elected to serve on the Board of Directors to hold office until the 2025 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, based on the following votes: All director nominees were elected based on the following votes:
Marvin L. White
John E. Niederhuber, M.D.
Proposal 2: Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2022
The appointment of Moss Adams LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2022 was approved based on the following votes:
Proposal 3: Approval of Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (as Amended and Restated)
The Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan was approved based on the following votes:
Proposal 4: Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officer compensation as disclosed in the Proxy Statement
The non-binding advisory proposal was approved based on the following votes:
Proposal 5: Approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, the frequency of future advisory votes to approve named executive officer compensation
A one-year interval as the frequency with which stockholders are to be provided an advisory vote on executive compensation was approved on an advisory (non-binding) basis, based on the following votes:
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.
APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC.
Date: June 7, 2022
/s/ Marvin L. White
Marvin L. White
President and Chief Executive Officer