Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 3, 2015


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   000-21898   46-0408024
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


225 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 1050, Pasadena, California   91101
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (626) 304-3400

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The following proposals were submitted to the stockholders of Arrowhead Research Corporation (the “Company”) at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on March 3, 2015.


    Election of six directors to serve as members of the Company’s Board of Directors until the next Annual Meeting or until their successors are elected;


    Approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers for fiscal 2014;


    Ratification of Rose Snyder & Jacobs as independent auditors of the Company for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

A proposal to divide the Company’s Board of Directors into three classes with directors in each class serving staggered three year terms was withdrawn prior to the meeting. Although a majority of the shares voted were cast in favor of the proposal, the total number of shares voted was less than the affirmative vote of 50% of outstanding shares that is required to adopt the staggered board. Accordingly, it would not be possible to approve the proposal with the limited number of votes actually cast.

As of January 9, 2015, the record date for the Annual Meeting, the Company had 54,733,264 shares of its common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. In addition, there were 3,987,206 common shares issuable upon conversion of Series B and Series C preferred stock that were entitled to vote at the meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 58,720,470 shares were present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote. The number of votes cast for and against and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon are set forth below:

Board of Director Election Results




Christopher Anzalone

     21,951,813         516,522         20,105,444   

Mauro Ferrari

     20,688,882         1,779,483         20,105,444   

Edward W. Frykman

     18,224,367         4,243,998         20,105,444   

Douglass Given

     19,043,972         3,424,393         20,105,444   

Charles P. McKenney

     18,264,973         4,203,392         20,105,444   

Michael S. Perry

     20,482,444         1,985,921         20,105,444   

Approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers for the 2014 fiscal year

13,198,948 FOR 8,980,315 AGAINST 289,102 ABSTAIN 20,105,444 NON VOTES

The proposal was approved.

Ratification of Rose, Snyder & Jacobs as Arrowhead’s independent public accounting firm

41,329,603 FOR 884,864 AGAINST 359,342 ABSTAIN

The appointment was ratified.




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.

Date: March 6, 2015



        /s/ Jane Davidson

        Jane Davidson
        Corporate Secretary