XENON PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (NASDAQ:XENE) 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.
On June 3, 2019, Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, proxies and in-person shareholders representing 18,729,774 of the Company’s common shares and 876,130 of the Company’s Series 1 preferred shares, or approximately 73.6% of the total shares entitled to vote, were present and voted on the following three proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and with the securities commissions in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario on April 29, 2019:
Proposal One – Election of Directors. The following nominees were elected as directors to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.
Proposal Two – Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the ensuing year was approved as follows:
Proposal Three – Authorization of the Audit Committee to Set the Remuneration for the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The authority of the audit committee of the board of directors to set the remuneration of the auditors for the ensuing year was approved as follows:
About XENON PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (NASDAQ:XENE)
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Xenon) is a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of differentiated therapeutics for orphan indications. The Company’s platform, Extreme Genetics, enables the discovery of validated drug targets by studying rare human diseases with extreme traits, including diseases caused by mutations in ion channels (channelopathies). Extreme Genetics involves the study of families where individuals exhibit inherited severe traits, or phenotypes. Its integrated platform includes in-house capabilities for human genetics, small molecule drug discovery, as well as preclinical and clinical development. Its pharmaceutical partners include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (Teva), Genentech, Inc. (Genentech) and Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck). Extreme Genetics discovery platform has yielded the first approved gene therapy product in the European Union, or the EU, and a development pipeline, including Glybera, TV-45070, GDC-0276 and GDC-0310, and XEN801.