Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The annual meeting of the stockholders of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) for the year ended April 30, 2018 (the “Annual Meeting”) was held on December 7, 2018.

At the Annual Meeting, the following proposals were voted on by the stockholders of the Company.

1) To elect six persons to the Company’s Board of Directors;
2) To approve an amendment to the 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”) to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock available for grant under the 2015 Plan from 640,703 to 2,640,703 in order to ensure that adequate shares will be available under the 2015 Plan for future grants;
3) To approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock, par value $.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), from 50,000,000 to 100,000,000;
4) To consider and take action on the ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019; and
5) To vote on an advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive officer compensation.

The results of the voting were as follows:

Six directors were elected for terms expiring on the date of the annual meeting for the year ended April 30, 2019. As to each nominee for director, the results of the voting were as follows:

Name of Nominee Number of Votes Voted For Number of Votes Withheld Number of Broker Non-Votes
Terence J. Cryan 3,143,899 954,922 10,408,581
Dean J. Glover 3,521,363 577,458 10,408,581
George H. Kirby III 3,170,128 928,693 10,408,581
Steven M. Fludder 3,194,390 904,431 10,408,581
Robert K. Winters 3,294,112 804,709 10,408,581
Kristine S. Moore 3,523,662 575,159 10,408,581

The result of the vote to approve an amendment to the 2015 Plan to increase the number of shares of the Common Stock available for grant under the 2015 Plan from 640,703 to 2,640,703 in order to ensure that adequate shares will be available under the 2015 Plan for future grants was as follows:

Number of Votes Voted For Number of Votes Voted Against Number of Votes Abstaining Number of Broker Non-Votes
2,119,971 1,869,051 109,799 10,408,581

The result of the vote to approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Common Stock from 50,000,000 to 100,000,000 was as follows:

Number of Votes Voted For Number of Votes Voted Against Number of Votes Abstaining Number of Broker Non-Votes
9,437,203 4,693,737 376,462

The result of the vote to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019 was as follows:

Number of Votes Voted For Number of Votes Voted Against Number of Votes Abstaining Number of Broker Non-Votes
12,955,865 854,330 697,207

The result of the vote on the advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive officer compensation was as follows:

Number of Votes Voted For Number of Votes Voted Against Number of Votes Abstaining Number of Broker Non-Votes
2,224,821 1,772,278 101,722 10,408,581
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

*Filed herewith.


Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 ex3-1.htm   Exhibit 3.1   CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES,…
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About Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT)

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. is developing and seeking to commercialize its systems that generate electricity by connecting the renewable energy of ocean waves. The Company’s PowerBuoy systems use technologies that convert the mechanical energy created by the rising and falling of ocean waves into electricity. The Company focuses on developing its PowerBuoy product line, which is based on modular, ocean-going buoys. Its autonomous PowerBuoy generates power for use in remote locations, independent of an existing power grid. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing its PowerBuoy products and services for use in autonomous power applications. The Company markets its PowerBuoys in the United States and internationally. The autonomous PowerBuoy integrates a power take-off (PTO) and onboard system for energy storage and management. Its PowerBuoy product is the PB3. PB3 can act as an uninterruptable power supply (UPS), which recharges itself by harvesting energy from the waves.

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