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 17, 2018
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
50 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 17, 2018, at our 2018 annual meeting of shareholders, our shareholders approved an amendment and restatement of our 2013 Stock and Option Plan that, among other things, increases the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under this plan by 8.0 million shares.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
Our annual meeting of shareholders was held on May 17, 2018. The final voting results were as follows:
Our shareholders elected Sangeeta B. Bhatia, Jeffrey M. Leiden, and Bruce I. Sachs to serve on our board of directors until the annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2019 based upon the following votes:
Sangeeta N. Bhatia
Jeffrey M. Leiden
Bruce I. Sachs
Our shareholders approved amendments to our charter and by-laws to eliminate supermajority provisions based upon the following votes:
Our shareholders approved the amendment and restatement of our 2013 Stock and Option Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares available under the plan by 8.0 million shares based upon the following votes:
Our shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018 shares based upon the following votes:
Our shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation program for our named executive officers based upon the following votes:
Our shareholders did not approve a shareholder proposal requesting a report on the risks to us of rising drug prices based upon the following votes:
Our shareholders did not approve a shareholder proposal requesting a report on our policies and activities with respect to lobbying based upon the following votes:
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.
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
Date: May 18, 2018
/s/ Michael J. LaCascia
Michael J. LaCascia
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary