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): August 17, 2018
Axovant Sciences Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Suite 1, 3rd Floor
11-12 St. James's Square London SW1Y 4LB, United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive office)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +44 203 318 9708
(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.
On August 17, 2018, Axovant Sciences Ltd. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) in London, United Kingdom. At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders considered and approved two proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24, 2018.
Of the 107,795,074 common shares outstanding as of the record date, 100,375,824 shares, or 93.1%, were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting. Set forth below are the results of the matters submitted for a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting.
Proposal No. 1: Vivek Ramaswamy, Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., George Bickerstaff, Atul Pande, M.D., Berndt Modig and Ilan Oren were elected to serve as directors until the Company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected, by the following votes:
Roger Jeffs, Ph.D.
Atul Pande, M.D.
Proposal No. 2: The shareholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the Company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, appointed Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditor for statutory purposes under the Bermuda Companies Act 1981, as amended, for the Company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 and authorized the Company's Board of Directors, through the Audit Committee, to set the remuneration for Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's auditor for the Company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, by the following votes:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Axovant Sciences Ltd.
Date: August 17, 2018
/s/ Gregory Weinhoff
Principal Financial Officer