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 19, 2020
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1601 Trapelo Road
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 600-7373
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||NERV||The Nasdaq Global Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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|Item 5.07|| |
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The results of matters submitted to a stockholder vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (the Company) held on June 19, 2020 (the 2020 Annual Meeting) are as follows:
Proposal 1: Election of Directors. Two nominees were elected to serve on the Companys Board of Directors until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified with the votes set forth below:
|Dr. David Kupfer||26,770,854||2,946,854||4,610,982|
|Mr. Jan van Heek||26,918,380||2,799,328||4,610,982|
Proposal 2: Approval of the Companys Amended and Restated 2013 Equity Incentive Plan. The Companys stockholders approved Proposal 2. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3: Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of the Companys Named Executive Officers. The Companys stockholders approved Proposal 3. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 4: Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Frequency of Solicitation of Future Advisory Stockholder Approval of Named Executive Officer Compensation. The Companys stockholders approved under Proposal 4 a vote every one year. The votes cast were as follows:
Based on the Board of Directors recommendation in the Companys proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting, the voting results on Proposal 4 and its consideration of the appropriate voting frequency for the Company at this time, the Companys Board of Directors determined that the Company will hold an advisory vote on the compensation of the Companys named executive officers every year.
Proposal 5: Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Companys fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 was ratified with the votes set forth below:
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.
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc.
|Date: June 25, 2020||/s/ Geoffrey Race|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer|