NanoString Technologies
NanoString Technologies Inc (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/23/2017 16:18:53)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
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FORM 8-K
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  CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 21, 2017  
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NanoString Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware
001-35980
20-0094687
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

530 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(206) 378-6266
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(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 June 21, 2017, NanoString Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, proxies representing 18,121,227 shares of the Company’s common stock, or approximately 84% of the total shares entitled to vote, were present and voted on the following proposals, which are described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 28, 2017:
Proposal One - Election of Class I Directors.  The following nominees were each elected as a Class I director to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.
Nominee
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
R. Bradley Gray
 
15,439,143
 
268,132
 
2,413,952
Robert M. Hershberg, M.D., Ph.D.
 
15,438,370
 
268,905
 
2,413,952
Kirk D. Malloy, Ph.D.
 
15,436,330
 
270,945
 
2,413,952

Proposal Two - Ratification of the Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm . The appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 was ratified.
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
18,096,765
 
23,090
 
1,372








SIGNATURES
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.

 
 
 
 
NanoString Technologies, Inc.
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 23, 2017
By:  
/s/ R. Bradley Gray
 
 
 
R. Bradley Gray
 
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer