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): May 30, 2018
Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3737 Market Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (888) 772-7560
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On May 30, 2018, Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held its previously announced Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”), at which a quorum was present. At the Meeting, the stockholders of the Company voted on the following three proposals:
1. The following nominees were elected to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) as Class III directors for terms expiring at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. The votes cast at the Meeting were as follows:
On the election of Jeffrey D. Marrazzo as a Class III director - 23,866,594 shares voted for and 7,106,441 shares withheld.
On the election of Vincent J. Milano as a Class III director - 22,599,997 shares voted for and 8,373,038 shares withheld.
On the election of Elliott Sigal, M.D., Ph.D. as a Class III director - 23,792,236 shares voted for and 7,180,799 shares withheld.
There were 2,656,800 broker non-votes for this proposal.
2. A non-binding, advisory proposal on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved. The votes cast at the Meeting were as follows: 30,411,199 shares voted for, 553,339 shares voted against and 8,497 shares abstained. There were 2,656,800 broker non-votes for this proposal.
3. The appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 was ratified. The votes cast at the Meeting were as follows: 33,574,992 shares voted for, 44,330 shares voted against and 10,513 shares abstained. There were zero broker non-votes for this proposal.
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.
SPARK THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Date: May 31, 2018
/s/ Joseph W. La Barge
Joseph W. La Barge