COHR Coherent

Filed: 11 May 21, 4:15pm






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): May 6, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-33962 94-1622541
(State or other jurisdiction of

(Commission File No.)

 (IRS Employer Identification


5100 Patrick Henry Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(408) 764-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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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
Common Stock, $0.01 par value COHR 

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Nasdaq Global Select Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


Approval of the Coherent, Inc. Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan


On May 6, 2021, the stockholders of Coherent, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the Company’s amended and restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plan”). A description of the terms of the Plan is incorporated by reference herein to “Proposal Two — Approval of Our Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan” contained in the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2021.


ITEM 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securityholders


On May 6, 2021, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Present at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy were holders of 20,181,154 shares of the Company’s common stock, or approximately 82.5% of the total shares entitled to vote at the meeting. The voting results for each of the proposals considered at the Annual Meeting are provided below.


Proposal One


The stockholders elected each of the nominees listed below to serve on the Company’s board of directors.


Nominee Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions  Broker Non-
Jay T. Flatley  17,509,605   566,526   19,062   2,085,961 
Pamela Fletcher  17,744,131   335,398   15,664   2,085,961 
Andreas W. Mattes  17,896,303   181,572   17,318   2,085,961 
Beverly Kay Matthews  18,062,287   18,814   14,092   2,085,961 
Michael R. McMullen  17,737,695   338,427   19,071   2,085,961 
Garry W. Rogerson  17,102,263   975,895   17,035   2,085,961 
Steve Skaggs  17,704,101   372,594   18,498   2,085,961 
Sandeep Vij  17,221,061   853,072   21,060   2,085,961 


Proposal Two


The stockholders voted to approve the Company’s amended and restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
18,049,864 35,408 9,921 2,085,961


Proposal Three


The stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending October 2, 2021.


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
19,422,062 736,638 22,454 --


Proposal Four


The stockholders voted to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the Company’s named executive officer compensation.


Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes
16,736,026 1,329,540 29,627 2,085,961







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:  May 11, 2021 
 By:/s/ Bret M. DiMarco
 Bret M. DiMarco
 Executive Vice President and
 Chief Legal Officer