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 18, 2021
Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Title of each class:||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which|
|Common Stock, par value, $0.001 per share||NWBO||OTCQB|
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|Item 5.07.||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) held an annual meeting of stockholders on May 18, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”), at which a quorum was present. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on three matters: (1) the re-election of Mr. Jerry Jasinowski as Class II member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term, (2) approval, on an advisory basis, of the Company’s 2020 executive compensation and (3) ratification of the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal years ending December 31, 2020 and 2021.
Votes were cast by 613,996,944 (72.9%) of the total 842,289,193 shares that were issued and outstanding on the record date of March 26, 2021, and as such were eligible to vote. The percentages in parentheses below are the percentages of the votes cast for each matter presented.
Proposal No. 1. Election of Director.
The stockholders approved the re-election of Mr. Jasinowski for a three-year term as Class II member of the Board of Directors. The votes for Mr. Jasinowski were as follows:
Proposal No. 2. Advisory Vote on 2020 Executive Compensation.
The stockholders approved the Company’s 2020 executive compensation. The votes for approval were as follows:
|Approval of 2020 Executive Compensation||407,475,671|
Proposal No. 3. Ratification of Appointment of Registered Public Accounting Firm.
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Cherry Bekaert LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the years ending December 31, 2020 and 2021. The votes for appointment of Cherry Bekaert were as follows:
|Ratification of Cherry Bekaert LLP||��||606,183,237|
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.
|NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: May 24, 2021||By:||/s/ Linda Powers|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Chairman|