Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K





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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): May 15, 2019  


Cytokinetics, Incorporated

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware 000-50633 94-3291317
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


280 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, California 94080
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(650) 624-3000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [   ]


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value CYTK The Nasdaq Global Select Market






Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 15, 2019 (the “Annual Meeting”), as well as the number of votes cast for or against each matter and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter. Of the 55,373,139 shares of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, 51,793,931 shares of common stock, or 93.54%, of the total eligible votes to be cast, were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum. A more complete description of each matter is set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2019.


Proposal 1: Election of Three Class III Directors


The stockholders elected Santo J. Costa, John T. Henderson, M.B., Ch.B. and B. Lynne Parshall as Class III Directors, each to serve for a three-year term and until their successors are duly elected and qualified or their earlier resignation or removal. The voting for each director was as follows:


Name   For     Withheld  

Broker Non-Vote

Santo J. Costa     36,654,036       8,970,396       6,169,499  
John T. Henderson, M.B., Ch.B.     36,769,700       8,854,732       6,169,499  
B. Lynne Parshall     45,072,202       552,230       6,169,499  


Proposal 2: Approval of the Amendment and Restatement of the Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan


The stockholders approved the Amendment and Restatement of the Amended and Restated 2004 Equity Incentive Plan. The votes were as follows:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Vote
36,582,091   9,015,000   27,341   6,169,499


Proposal 3: Ratification of Selection of Ernst & Young LLP as Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2019


The stockholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. The votes were as follows:


For   Against   Abstain
51,549,209   142,913   101,809


Proposal 4: Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation


The stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers, as disclosed in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders . The votes were as follows:


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Vote
44,888,236   691,878   44,318   6,169,499







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.


  Cytokinetics, Incorporated  
May 16, 2019 By:

/s/ Robert Wong

  Name: Robert Wong  
  Title: Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer