SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 18, 2019
NanoString Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
530 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Emerging Growth Company|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 18, 2019, NanoString Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, proxies representing 30,931,049 shares of the Company’s common stock, or approximately 88% of the total shares entitled to vote, were present and voted on the following proposals, which are described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 26, 2019:
Proposal One - Election of Class III Directors. The following nominee was elected as a Class III director to serve until the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.
|William D. Young||25,212,332||2,480,758||3,237,959|
Proposal Two - Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 was ratified.
Proposal Three - Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers. The advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers was approved.
Proposal Four - Advisory Vote on Frequency of Advisory Votes on the Compensation of Named Executive Officers. The results of the advisory vote on the frequency of advisory votes to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers were as follows:
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||Abstain||Broker Non-Vote|
Based on the results of the vote, and consistent with the recommendation of the Company’s board of directors, the Company has determined to hold a non-binding advisory vote regarding the compensation of its named executive officers every year until the next required non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of holding future votes regarding the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.
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.
|NanoString Technologies, Inc.|
|Date:||June 21, 2019||By:||/s/ R. Bradley Gray|
|R. Bradley Gray|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|