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 9, 2021
VBI VACCINES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|British Columbia, Canada||001-37769||N/A|
(State or other jurisdiction
222 Third Street, Suite 2241
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of exchange on which registered|
|Common Shares, no par value per share||VBIV||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 9, 2021, VBI Vaccines Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders voted to: (1) elect the nominated directors of the Company to serve until the next annual meeting or until the appointment or election and qualification of their successors; and (2) approve the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm until the next annual meeting of shareholders and authorize the audit committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the board of directors of the Company to fix EisnerAmper LLP’s remuneration, as set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). Each of these proposals is described in more detail in the Proxy Statement.
At the beginning of the Annual Meeting, there were 162,568,059 common shares present at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy, which represented 63.99% of the outstanding common shares entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and which constituted a quorum for the transaction of business. Holders of the Company’s common shares were entitled to one vote for each share held as of the close of business on April 16, 2021 (the “Record Date”).
The voting results on these proposals were as follows:
Proposal 1: Election of Seven Directors
|Director||Votes For||Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
|Jeffrey R. Baxter||79,229,441||3,550,169||79,788,449|
|Michel De Wilde||79,341,497||��||3,438,113||79,788,449|
|Blaine H. McKee||81,662,697||1,116,913||79,788,449|
Each of the seven nominees for director was elected to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor has been elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation, or removal.
Proposal 2: Approve the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company until the next annual meeting of shareholders and authorize the Audit Committee to fix EisnerAmper LLP’s remuneration
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
The shareholders approved the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm until the next annual meeting of shareholders and authorized the Audit Committee to fix EisnerAmper LLP’s remuneration.
The results reported above are final voting results. No other matters were considered or voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 9, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the voting results from the Annual Meeting. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated June 9, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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.
|VBI Vaccines Inc.|
|Date: June 9, 2021||By:||/s/ Jeff Baxter|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|